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Gilmanton, NH

gilmanton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Gilmanton

PO Box 550
Gilmanton, NH 03237
Telephone (603) 267-6700
Fax (603) 267-6701
E-mail TownAdministrator@gilmantonnh.org
Web Site www.gilmantonnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 am - 4:30 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 am - 4 pm, closed Tuesday

County Belknap
Labor Market Area Belmont, NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Belknap County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 6
State Representative Belknap County Districts 5, 8

Incorporated: 1727
Origin: This town was chartered in 1727 by Lieutenant Governor John Wentworth of Massachusetts, though it was not settled until 1761 due to threats of Indian attack. The name Gilmantown was chosen because there were 24 Gilman family members receiving land grants. At one time it was the second-largest town in the state; only Portsmouth was larger. The original grant had more land than today's town, with villages and parishes including Belmont, Gunstock Parish (Gilford), Hurricane, Tioga, Factory Village, and Lakeport. The parish of Averytown was the site of an unprofitable iron-mining enterprise, and is still known as Gilmanton Iron Works.
Villages and Place Names: Gilmanton Ironworks, Kelleys Corner, Lower Gilmanton, Gilmanton Corners
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 2,613 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Gilmanton totaled 2,763 over 49 years, from 1,010 in 1970 to 3,773 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was between 1970 and 1980 when the population increased by 92 percent. The 2019 Census estimate for Gilmanton was 3,773 residents, which ranked 101st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 65.5 persons per square mile of land area. Gilmanton contains 57.6 square miles of land area and 1.9 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2020 $5,284,943
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $11,372,064
Zoning Ordinance 1970/18
Master Plan 2018
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Budget; Checklist; Treasurer; Planning
Appointed:Conservation; Zoning; Historic
Public Library Gilmanton Corner Public; Gilmanton Iron Works; Gilmanton Year Round

Emergency Services
Police Department Full & part-time
Fire Department Full & part-time
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Lakes Region General, Laconia 9 miles 96

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Consolidated; TDS
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.79
2019 Equalization Ratio 99.0
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.43
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings96.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.9%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,294
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,191
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 103
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 0
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 3,773 61,303
2010 3,777 60,088
2000 3,078 56,576
1990 2,567 49,294
1980 1,941 42,884
1970 1,010 32,367
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   1,894 Female:   1,844
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 227
Age 5 to 19 618
Age 20 to 34 474
Age 35 to 54 1,079
Age 55 to 64 594
Age 65 and over 746
Median Age 44.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 96.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 36.5%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $33,374
Median family income $83,839
Median household income $73,209
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $51,129
Female $50,099
Individuals below the poverty level 11.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 1,877 1,791
Employed 1,760 1,740
Unemployed 117 51
Unemployment Rate 6.2% 2.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 61 56
Average Weekly Wage $867 $1,205
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 120 129
Average Weekly Wage $571 $653
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 181 185
Average Weekly Wage $672 $820
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 127 122
Average Weekly Wage $644 $821
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 308 307
Average Weekly Wage $660 $820

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Gilmanton operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Gilford SAU 79
Career Technology Center(s): J. Oliva Huot Technical Center (Laconia); Winnisquam Agricultural Programs Region: 8
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 407
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 45
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region; NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: UNH School of Law

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Wolcott Construction Paving contractor
Clairmont Asphalt Paving & Excavation Paving contractor
Nutter Enterprise Aggregate products
Brian Forst Transportation Trucking

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 106, 107, 129, 140
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 20
Distance 9 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Laconia MunicipalRunway5,286 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 43 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 41 miles
Portland, ME 82 miles
Boston, MA 91 miles
New York City, NY 291 miles
Montreal, Quebec 245 miles

(ACS 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 83.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.7%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.4%
Other Means 9.5%
Worked at home 1.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 17.0%
Commuting to another NH community 81.7%
Commuting out-of-state 1.3%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 8/18/20

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