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Moultonborough, NH

moultonborough New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Moultonborough
Charles F. Smith, Town Administrator
PO Box 139
Moultonborough, NH 03254
Telephone (603) 476-2347
Fax (603) 476-5835
E-mail csmith@moultonboroughnh.gov
Web Site www.moultonboroughnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Town Hall: Monday to Friday, 7:30-4; Town Clerk: Monday to Friday, 9-12 and 1-4; Tax Collector: Monday to Friday, 9-4

County Carroll
Labor Market Area Meredith, NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
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 Carroll County District 3

Incorporated: 1777
Origin: This territory was first chartered in 1763, to a group of settlers from Hampton who in 1748 had petitioned the Masonian Proprietors for part of the ungranted lands in the province. The charter describes the boundaries as running along the northerly shore of Winnepisseoky Pond, and including a neck and point of land running into the pond. Among them were members of the Moulton family, led by Colonel Jonathan Moulton, who was considered to be one of the richest men in the province at the start of the American Revolution. The town was named in honor of Colonel Moulton. In 1765, territory known as Moultonborough Gore was annexed to the town.
Villages and Place Names: Clark Landing, Lees Mill, Moultonborough Falls, State Landing, Winnipesaukee
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 565 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Moultonborough totaled 3,628 over 50 years, from 1,310 in 1970 to 4,938 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Moultonborough was 5,163 residents, which ranked 72nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 86.0 persons per square mile of land area. Moultonborough contains 60.0 square miles of land area and 15.0 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2023-2024 $13,688,205
Budget: School Appropriations, 2023-2024 $16,762,021
Zoning Ordinance 1985/14
Master Plan 2008
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Library; Trust Funds
Appointed:Conservation; Heritage; Capital Improvement; Advisory Budget Committee
Public Library Moultonborough Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro 19 miles 25
Concord Hospital - Laconia 21 miles 72

Electric Supplier 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 ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications; GTE NH
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
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) $4.78
2022 Equalization Ratio 82.2
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $3.92
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings96.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other0.6%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 4,841
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 4,533
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 188
Five or More Units in Structure 54
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 66
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 5,163 52,199
2020 4,918 50,107
2010 4,044 47,818
2000 4,520 43,918
1990 2,966 35,526
1980 2,206 27,929
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   2,537 Female:   2,309
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 107
Age 5 to 19 774
Age 20 to 34 723
Age 35 to 54 810
Age 55 to 64 837
Age 65 and over 1,595
Median Age 55.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 3,852
High school graduate or higher 97.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 45.1%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $55,285
Median family income $90,917
Median household income $82,577
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $62,727
Female $42,969
Individuals below the poverty level 2.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 2,165 2,207
Employed 2,068 2,154
Unemployed 97 53
Unemployment Rate 4.5% 2.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 231 216
Average Weekly Wage $983 $1,268
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 962 1,129
Average Weekly Wage $622 $890
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,193 1,345
Average Weekly Wage $691 $951
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 274 236
Average Weekly Wage $762 $1,002
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,467 1,581
Average Weekly Wage $705 $959

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Moultonborough operates grades K-12 SAU 45
Career Technology Center(s): Lakes Region Technology Center (Wolfeboro)
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12 9-12
Total Enrollment 242 101 141
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 59
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Penta Corporation Construction 120 1984
Meredith Village Savings Bank Banking services 56 1981
CruCon Cruise Internet cruise co. 75 2014
Bank of New Hampshire Banking services 10 1996
Miracle Farms Landscaping Property management, landscaping 75
Moultonborough School District Education 110
Stephen's Landscaping Landscaping 75
Castle in the Clouds Historical/Recreational

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 25, 109, 171
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 23
Distance 19 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Moultonborough AirportRunway3,475 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 73 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 68 miles
Portland, ME 73 miles
Boston, MA 118 miles
New York City, NY 317 miles
Montreal, Quebec 230 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 2,317
Drove alone, car/truck/van 71.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.5%
Other Means 0.8%
Worked at home 14.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 38.6%
Commuting to another NH community 55.1%
Commuting out-of-state 6.3%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X 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
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Red Hill; Gunstock; King Pine
Other: Castle in the Clouds; Loon Center; Markus Wildlife Sanctuary

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 6/12/23

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