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Middleton, NH

middleton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Middleton Board of Selectmen
Board of Selectmen
182 King's Highway
Middleton, NH 03887
Telephone (603) 473-2261
Fax (603) 473-2450
E-mail bos@middletonnh.gov
Web Site www.middletonnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm, Wednesday, 9 am - 3 pm

County Strafford
Labor Market Area Dover-Durham, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Wentworth Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District 1
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 3
State Representative Strafford County District 1

Incorporated: 1778
Origin: This territory was first granted by the Masonian Proprietors in 1749. It may have been named for Sir Charles Middleton, Lord Barham, an admiral of the Navy who had served in the West Indies. Middleton was situated on the road between Exeter and Wolfeboro, the location of Governor John Wentworth's summer home, Kingswood. Neglect of the road caused the Governor to bill the proprietors for repairs that he had to make for safe travel to Kingswood. In 1785, residents of the northern portion of Middleton and part of Wolfeboro petitioned for a separately incorporated town. The first petition was at first denied, but then was granted in 1794 as Brookfield.
Villages and Place Names: Middleton Corners
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 617 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Middleton totaled 1,466 over 57 years, from 349 in 1960 to 1,815 in 2017. The largest decennial percent change was a 71 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 66 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2017 Census estimate for Middleton was 1,815 residents, which ranked 147th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2017 (US Census Bureau): 100.4 persons per square mile of land area. Middleton contains 18.0 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2018 $2,156,844
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $5,012,011
Zoning Ordinance 1981/16
Master Plan 1983
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Trust Funds; Budget; Checklist; Town Clerk; Tax Collector; Moderator
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning
Public Library No Library

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Part-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro 10 miles 25
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 15 miles 96

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

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2017 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.95
2017 Equalization Ratio 91.3
2017 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.72
2017 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.2%

(ACS 2013-2017) Housing
Total Housing Units 780
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 697
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 0
Five or More Units in Structure 11
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 72
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2017 1,815 128,613
2010 1,783 123,143
2000 1,445 112,676
1990 1,220 104,348
1980 734 85,324
1970 430 70,431
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2013-2017
Population by Gender
Male:   845 Female:   842
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 78
Age 5 to 19 343
Age 20 to 34 276
Age 35 to 54 525
Age 55 to 64 265
Age 65 and over 200
Median Age 42.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 88.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 15.9%

(ACS 2013-2017) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $32,443
Median family income $77,500
Median household income $73,466
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $50,938
Female $42,396
Individuals below the poverty level 8.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2007 2017
Civilian Labor Force 997 1,032
Employed 960 1,003
Unemployed 37 29
Unemployment Rate 3.7% 2.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2007 2017
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $10 $9
Average Weekly Wage $678 $603
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $108 $112
Average Weekly Wage $810 $1,022
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $118 $120
Average Weekly Wage $798 $991
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $17 $16
Average Weekly Wage $453 $1,045
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $135 $136
Average Weekly Wage $755 $997

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Middleton operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Governor Wentworth Regional (Brookfield, Effingham, Middleton, New Durham, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro) SAU 61
Career Technology Center(s): Lakes Region Technology Center (Wolfeboro) Region: 9
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-6
Total Enrollment 133
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 15
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Middleton Building Supply & DiPrizio Pine Sales Building materials 76 1993
Town of Middleton Municipal services 23 1778

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 153
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 18; I-95, Exit 5
Distance 5 miles; 34 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Skyhaven, RochesterRunway4,200 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 57 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 6
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 52 miles
Portland, ME 54 miles
Boston, MA 88 miles
New York City, NY 299 miles
Montreal, Quebec 265 miles

(ACS 2013-2017) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 89.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.1%
Public transportation 0.7%
Walked 0.4%
Other Means 0.5%
Worked at home 2.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 37.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2013-2017)
Working in community of residence 12.1%
Commuting to another NH community 83.8%
Commuting out-of-state 4.1%
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
X Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
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, August 2019. Community Response Received 8/2/18

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