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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 through Friday, 7:30 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk: Monday through Friday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm; Tax Collector: Monday through Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

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 2,885 over 41 years, from 2,206 in 1980 to 5,091 in 2021. The largest decennial percent change was a 52 percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2021 Census estimate for Moultonborough was 5,091 residents, which ranked 72nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2021 (US Census Bureau): 84.8 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, 2022 $12,520,127
Budget: School Appropriations, 2022-2023 $15,541,612
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; Recreation
Public Library Moultonborough Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time Chief & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro 19 miles 25
Concord Hospital - Laconia 21 miles 45

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
2021 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $6.98
2021 Equalization Ratio 84.4
2021 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $5.87
2021 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings95.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other0.8%

(ACS 2016-2020) Housing
Total Housing Units 4,915
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 4,673
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 147
Five or More Units in Structure 24
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 71
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2021 5,091 51,500
2020 4,951 50,212
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) 2016-2020
Population by Gender
Male:   2,163 Female:   1,968
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 96
Age 5 to 19 607
Age 20 to 34 681
Age 35 to 54 642
Age 55 to 64 761
Age 65 and over 1,344
Median Age 55.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 98.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 46.9%

(ACS 2016-2020) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $51,824
Median family income $84,028
Median household income $74,812
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $60,222
Female $38,698
Individuals below the poverty level 2.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2011 2021
Civilian Labor Force 2,184 2,206
Employed 2,069 2,131
Unemployed 115 75
Unemployment Rate 5.3% 3.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2011 2021
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 234 205
Average Weekly Wage $942 $1,347
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 928 1,076
Average Weekly Wage $674 $853
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,162 1,281
Average Weekly Wage $728 $932
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 274 238
Average Weekly Wage $787 $968
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,436 1,520
Average Weekly Wage $739 $938

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 1-4 5-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 176 147 141
2021 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 110
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

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 2016-2020) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 71.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 11.0%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 4.0%
Other Means 1.1%
Worked at home 12.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2016-2020)
Working in community of residence 54.6%
Commuting to another NH community 37.9%
Commuting out-of-state 7.6%
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, 2021. Community Response Received 8/17/22

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