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Wentworth, NH

wentworth New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Wentworth
Erin D. Ganzel, Town Administrator
7 Atwell Hill Rd., PO Box 2
Wentworth, NH 03282-0002
Telephone (603) 764-9955
Fax (603) 764-9362
E-mail townofwentworth@wentworth-nh.org
Web Site www.wentworth-nh.org

Municipal Office Hours Administrative Assistant: Tuesday, 1-5, Wednesday and Thursday, 9-1, or by appointment; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Tuesday, 9-7, Wednesday and Thursday, 9-2

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Plymouth, NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 5
State Representative Grafton County District 6

Incorporated: 1766
Origin: This town was first chartered in 1766 to John Page and others, and named Wentworth, in honor of Governor Benning Wentworth. The grantees were given five years to meet the terms of the grant, and the majority were unable to do so, forfeiting their claim. In 1772, Asa Porter and others from Haverhill petitioned Governor John Wentworth, Benning's nephew, for some of the forfeited shares, which was granted. Between them the Wentworth governors issued over 150 new town charters in New Hampshire, and nearly 130 new town charters in what is now Vermont, providing homes and farms for over 30,000 families.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 241 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Wentworth totaled 473 over 50 years, from 376 in 1970 to 849 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Wentworth was 855 residents, which ranked 193rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 20.4 persons per square mile of land area. Wentworth contains 41.8 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2021 $1,397,916
Budget: School Appropriations, 2021-2022 $1,794,299
Zoning Ordinance No Board
Master Plan 2023
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Trust Funds; Cemetery; School; School Treasurer; Town Clerk/Tax Collector; Library; Moderator; Checklist; Treasurer; Fire Commissioner
Public Library Webster Memorial

Emergency Services
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Private - Full-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 16 miles 25

Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier Dead River
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications; Time Warner
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
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) $20.22
2022 Equalization Ratio 69.7
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $14.07
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings84.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings8.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other7.8%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 563
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 482
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 38
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 43
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 855 91,126
2020 845 91,118
2010 911 89,118
2000 797 81,826
1990 631 74,998
1980 527 65,806
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   626 Female:   473
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 161
Age 5 to 19 100
Age 20 to 34 207
Age 35 to 54 193
Age 55 to 64 144
Age 65 and over 294
Median Age 44.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 781
High school graduate or higher 94.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 34.6%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $39,177
Median family income $96,607
Median household income $79,375
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $52,460
Female $50,889
Individuals below the poverty level 11.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 455 506
Employed 437 491
Unemployed 18 15
Unemployment Rate 4.0% 3.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 116 112
Average Weekly Wage $705 $1,017
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 39 35
Average Weekly Wage $462 $574
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 155 148
Average Weekly Wage $644 $911
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 41 40
Average Weekly Wage $496 $625
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 196 188
Average Weekly Wage $613 $849

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Wentworth operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are part of Pemi-Baker Cooperative (Ashland, Campton, Holderness, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Wentworth) SAU 48
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Applied Technology Center
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 68
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
King Forest Lumber Co. Wood, lumber products 141 1994
Precision Lumber Wood, lumber 45 1994
Shawnee's Grocery store 5 2008
Dollar General Discount store 6 2019

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 25, 25A, 118
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 26
Distance 20 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Plymouth RegionalRunway2,380 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 40 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 77 miles
Portland, ME 110 miles
Boston, MA 128 miles
New York City, NY 300 miles
Montreal, Quebec 196 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 467
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.8%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 3.4%
Other Means 3.9%
Worked at home 3.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 22.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 29.8%
Commuting to another NH community 59.9%
Commuting out-of-state 10.3%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
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
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourist Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Loon Mtn, Waterville Valley
Other: Plummer Ledge Natural Area; Market Day; Summer Concerts; Volleyball Court; Covered Bridge; Veterans' Memorial

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 6/11/23

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