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Tamworth, NH


tamworth New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Tamworth
Karen Anthony, Town Administrator
84 Main Street
Tamworth, NH 03886
Telephone (603) 323-7525
Fax (603) 323-2349
E-mail admin@tamworthnh.org
Web Site www.tamworthnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Tuesday through Friday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm, Thursday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 6 pm

County Carroll
Labor Market Area Conway, NH-ME LMA, NH part
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Mount Washington Valley Economic Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 3
State Representative Carroll County Districts 3, 7

Incorporated: 1766
Origin: This town was granted in 1766 to John Webster and others, and named in honor of Admiral Washington Shirley, Viscount Tamworth, a close friend of Governor Benning Wentworth. There was considerable controversy regarding the boundaries of the town. A legislative committee was appointed in 1796 to fix the line between Tamworth and Burton (Albany), and between Tamworth and Eaton. Though the decision was to be final, another committee was appointed in 1808 to further fix town lines between Tamworth, Eaton, Sandwich, and Burton.
Villages and Place Names: Chocorua, South Tamworth, Wonalancet
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 266 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Tamworth totaled 2,023 over 49 years, from 1,054 in 1970 to 3,077 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a 59 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, which was followed by a 30 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2018 Census estimate for Tamworth was 3,053 residents, which ranked 108th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 51.4 persons per square mile of land area. Tamworth contains 59.8 square miles of land area and 0.8 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2020 $4,688,799
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $6,930,529
Zoning Ordinance No Ordinance
Master Plan 2008
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library; Trust Funds; Checklist; Cemetery; Fireward
Appointed:Conservation; Energy, LURC; Economic Dev; ZBA; CIP
Public Library Chocorua Public; Cook Memorial

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time Chief & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Private
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway 20 miles 25

Utilities
Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier LR Water Company; Private wells
Sanitation Tamworth Village Assoc. & private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessLimited
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.54
2019 Equalization Ratio 100.8
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.23
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings80.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings14.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other5.0%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,003
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,647
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 15
Five or More Units in Structure 186
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 155
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 3,077 48,910
2010 2,856 47,818
2000 2,515 43,918
1990 2,172 35,526
1980 1,672 27,929
1970 1,054 18,548
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   1,617 Female:   1,377
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 109
Age 5 to 19 477
Age 20 to 34 354
Age 35 to 54 771
Age 55 to 64 761
Age 65 and over 522
Median Age 50.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 89.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 26.4%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $31,706
Median family income $67,079
Median household income $51,354
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $55,274
Female $54,130
Individuals below the poverty level 9.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 1,355 1,517
Employed 1,276 1,473
Unemployed 79 44
Unemployment Rate 5.8% 2.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 127 164
Average Weekly Wage $648 $894
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 400 376
Average Weekly Wage $429 $705
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 526 540
Average Weekly Wage $481 $763
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 152 130
Average Weekly Wage $829 $790
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 678 670
Average Weekly Wage $559 $768

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


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Tamworth operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Conway SAU 13
Career Technology Center(s): Mt. Washington Valley CTC (Conway) Region: 6
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-8 6-12
Total Enrollment 185 24
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 134
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; Granite State College-Conway

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Kenneth A. Brett School Education (K-8) 47
Pinetree Power - Tamworth 20 MW Bio-Mass wood chip fired steam electrical generating facility
Eversource Electric services

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 16, 25, 113, 113A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 24
Distance 29 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
Portland (ME) International Distance 61 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 6
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 79 miles
Portland, ME 64 miles
Boston, MA 119 miles
New York City, NY 327 miles
Montreal, Quebec 242 miles

(ACS 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 79.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 14.4%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.8%
Other Means 4.9%
Worked at home 4.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.9 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 27.6%
Commuting to another NH community 67.9%
Commuting out-of-state 4.5%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
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
Cinemas
X 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
X Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): King Pine
   
Other: Barnstormers Summer Theatre; White Lake State Park; Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 8/4/20

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