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Milan, NH

milan New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Milan Board of Selectmen
Randy Fortin, Chairman
PO Box 300
Milan, NH 03588
Telephone (603) 449-2484
Fax (603) 449-2142
E-mail townofmilan@gmail.com
Web Site www.townofmilan.com

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday to Thursday, 7-3, meet every other Monday, 6-7; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday to Thursday 8-1 and 2-7

County Coos
Labor Market Area Berlin, NH Micropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Great North Woods
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Coos Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 1
State Representative Coos County District 2

Incorporated: 1824
Origin: This territory was first granted as Paulsbourg in 1771, named for a cousin of Governor John Wentworth, Paul Wentworth. Among the early settlers were relatives and descendents of the Harris and Twitchell families, who had established one of the first woolen mills in America at Harrisville. In 1824, Governor Levi Woodbury, a close friend of Milan Harris who was interested in expanding wool culture and manufacturing in New Hampshire, authorized naming the town in his honor. In the mid-1800s, a large vein of gold was discovered in the hills, which was mined for several years.
Villages and Place Names: Copperville, West Milan
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 14 residents in 1810
Population Trends: Population change for Milan totaled 613 over 50 years, from 713 in 1970 to 1,326 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Milan was 1,372 residents, which ranked 173rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 21.5 persons per square mile of land area. Milan contains 63.9 square miles of land area and 0.5 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2021 $1,273,101
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $3,411,577
Zoning Ordinance 1973/12
Master Plan 2001
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Trust Funds; Library; Cemetery
Appointed:Conservation; Emergency Management
Public Library Milan Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Contracted out
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Androscoggin Valley, Berlin 7 miles 25

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 PickupContracted
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.37
2022 Equalization Ratio 66.0
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $13.30
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings79.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings6.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other14.8%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 779
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 632
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 10
Five or More Units in Structure 3
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 134
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 1,372 31,504
2020 1,358 31,268
2010 1,337 33,055
2000 1,337 33,156
1990 1,254 34,879
1980 1,013 35,014
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   667 Female:   592
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 42
Age 5 to 19 193
Age 20 to 34 161
Age 35 to 54 338
Age 55 to 64 276
Age 65 and over 249
Median Age 49.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 982
High school graduate or higher 93.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 22.1%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $34,096
Median family income $70,750
Median household income $66,705
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $54,625
Female $36,688
Individuals below the poverty level 7.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 776 632
Employed 715 608
Unemployed 61 24
Unemployment Rate 7.9% 3.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 119 69
Average Weekly Wage $742 $1,048
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 82 56
Average Weekly Wage $389 $594
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 201 125
Average Weekly Wage $598 $843
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 61 53
Average Weekly Wage $434 $541
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 262 178
Average Weekly Wage $560 $753

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Milan operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Berlin SAU 20
Career Technology Center(s): Berlin Regional Career & Technical Center
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-6 9-12
Total Enrollment 120
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains
Nearest Colleges or Universities:

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Milan Lumber Saw mill lumber 48
Milan Variety Convenience store, restaurant 10
Kel-log, Kelly Trucking Logging, trucking, forestry 28

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 16, 110, 110A, 110B
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exits 35 - 36
Distance 47 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Berlin MunicipalRunway5,200 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 107 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 8
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 139 miles
Portland, ME 109 miles
Boston, MA 189 miles
New York City, NY 379 miles
Montreal, Quebec 169 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 637
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.2%
Public transportation 0.5%
Walked 0.8%
Other Means 2.8%
Worked at home 6.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 15.5%
Commuting to another NH community 80.7%
Commuting out-of-state 3.8%
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
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 Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Wildcat, Wilderness
Other: Milan Hill State Park; Kayaking; Canoeing; Ice Skating Rink: Outdoor Facility

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 6/8/23

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