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Middleton, NH

middleton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Middleton
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 District 1
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District 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 1,408 over 49 years, from 430 in 1970 to 1,838 in 2019. 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 2019 Census estimate for Middleton was 1,838 residents, which ranked 147th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 101.7 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with Marlborough. 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 2017
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
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.28
2019 Equalization Ratio 91.8
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.04
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings93.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.4%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 840
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 758
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 0
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 82
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 1,838 130,633
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) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   889 Female:   894
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 89
Age 5 to 19 295
Age 20 to 34 289
Age 35 to 54 542
Age 55 to 64 349
Age 65 and over 219
Median Age 42.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 89.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 18.1%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $34,200
Median family income $87,857
Median household income $76,964
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $52,946
Female $36,728
Individuals below the poverty level 5.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 1,045 1,049
Employed 968 1,024
Unemployed 77 25
Unemployment Rate 7.4% 2.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n 40
Average Weekly Wage n $793
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 100
Average Weekly Wage n $999
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 101 140
Average Weekly Wage $781 $941
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 18 15
Average Weekly Wage $511 $1,058
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 119 155
Average Weekly Wage $741 $952

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 137
2020 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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 86.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.3%
Public transportation 1.3%
Walked 0.4%
Other Means 4.6%
Worked at home 6.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 38.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 8.5%
Commuting to another NH community 84.7%
Commuting out-of-state 6.8%
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 Tourist 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, 2021. Community Response Received 6/20/19

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