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Gilmanton, NH

gilmanton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Gilmanton
Heather Carpenter, Town Administrator
PO Box 550
Gilmanton, NH 03237
Telephone (603) 267-6700
Fax (603) 267-6701
E-mail hcarpenter@gilmantonnh.org
Web Site www.gilmantonnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9-4:30; Town Clerk: Monday to Thursday, 9-4

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 1
State Senate District District 6
State Representative Belknap County District 6

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 2,937 over 50 years, from 1,010 in 1970 to 3,947 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Gilmanton was 4,021 residents, which ranked 98th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 65.8 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, 2022 $6,159,317
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $12,696,983
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; Town Clerk; Tax Collector
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
Concord Hospital - Laconia 9 miles 72

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
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.97
2022 Equalization Ratio 62.5
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $14.92
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings96.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.7%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,191
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,101
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 57
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 33
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 4,021 64,781
2020 3,945 63,705
2010 3,777 60,088
2000 3,078 56,576
1990 2,567 49,294
1980 1,941 42,884
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   1,996 Female:   1,933
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 262
Age 5 to 19 711
Age 20 to 34 575
Age 35 to 54 944
Age 55 to 64 784
Age 65 and over 653
Median Age 44.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 2,810
High school graduate or higher 92.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 34.4%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $40,206
Median family income $100,982
Median household income $90,848
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $63,488
Female $51,875
Individuals below the poverty level 9.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 1,832 1,778
Employed 1,722 1,729
Unemployed 110 49
Unemployment Rate 6.0% 2.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 46 74
Average Weekly Wage $1,006 $1,401
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 98 163
Average Weekly Wage $571 $835
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 144 236
Average Weekly Wage $711 $1,011
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 130 122
Average Weekly Wage $667 $957
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 274 358
Average Weekly Wage $690 $993

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
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 365
2022 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; Granite State; Plymouth State

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 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 2,167
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 12.8%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.6%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 5.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 11.9%
Commuting to another NH community 85.7%
Commuting out-of-state 2.4%
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, October 2023. Community Response Received 5/13/22

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