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Wilmot, NH

wilmot New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Wilmot
Meghan Foley, Town Administrator
PO Box 72
Wilmot , NH 03287
Telephone (603) 526-4802
Fax (603) 526-2523
E-mail admin@wilmotnh.org
Web Site www.wilmotnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen's Office/Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9-4, or by appointment

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area New London, NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 7
State Representative Merrimack County District 6

Incorporated: 1807
Origin: Most of this territory was originally part of a 1775 grant to Jonas Minot, Matthew Thornton, and others that became New London. The town was formed from part of New London and Kearsarge Gore, and incorporated in 1807. The name Wilmot was in honor of Dr. James Wilmot, a scholar and clergyman, and rector at Barton-on-Heath in Warwickshire, England. Though he never came to America, Dr. Wilmot had joined with William Pitt, the Marquis of Rockingham, and others in protesting the treatment of the American colonies by the British crown.
Villages and Place Names: North Wilmot, Wilmot Flat
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 423 residents in 1810
Population Trends: Population change for Wilmot totaled 909 over 50 years, from 516 in 1970 to 1,425 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Wilmot was 1,438 residents, which ranked 169th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 48.9 persons per square mile of land area. Wilmot contains 29.4 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2022 $3,002,370
Budget: School Appropriations, 2021-2022 $3,180,499
Zoning Ordinance 1968/21
Master Plan 2018
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; Trust Funds; Supervisors Checklist
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation
Public Library Wilmot Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 6 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; 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 ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Comcast; Consolidated; TDS Telecom
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) $21.32
2022 Equalization Ratio 77.0
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.35
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings93.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.3%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 746
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 631
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 74
Five or More Units in Structure 25
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 16
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 1,438 156,020
2020 1,407 153,808
2010 1,358 146,445
2000 1,149 136,716
1990 938 120,618
1980 725 98,302
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   703 Female:   809
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 89
Age 5 to 19 169
Age 20 to 34 322
Age 35 to 54 347
Age 55 to 64 264
Age 65 and over 321
Median Age 50.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 1,185
High school graduate or higher 96.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 59.7%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $56,576
Median family income $114,375
Median household income $104,241
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $55,833
Female $57,845
Individuals below the poverty level 1.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 754 748
Employed 727 732
Unemployed 27 16
Unemployment Rate 3.6% 2.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 40 33
Average Weekly Wage $682 $860
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 106 105
Average Weekly Wage $656 $755
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 146 138
Average Weekly Wage $663 $780
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 21 17
Average Weekly Wage $401 $756
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 167 155
Average Weekly Wage $631 $777

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Kearsarge Regional (Bradford, Newbury, New London, Springfield, Sutton, Warner, Wilmot) SAU 65
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technical Center
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 36
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord; Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; New England; Magdalen College

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Clarke Bros. Earth Works 10
New London Floorcraft & Creative Kitchens Flooring, cabinetry sales 8
Park 'N Go Market Convenience store 5 2001
Walker Automotive Auto repair shop 3
Town of Wilmot Municipal services 14
Eagle Pond, LLC Residential summer camp

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 4
State Routes 4A, 11
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exits 10 - 11
Distance 5 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Newfound Valley, BristolRunway1,900 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 35 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 47 miles
Portland, ME 139 miles
Boston, MA 97 miles
New York City, NY 296 miles
Montreal, Quebec 217 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 939
Drove alone, car/truck/van 76.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.4%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.1%
Other Means 0.4%
Worked at home 12.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 19.8%
Commuting to another NH community 78.3%
Commuting out-of-state 1.9%
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
Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
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): Ragged Mountain, Mount Sunapee
Other: Antiques; Winslow State Park; Wilmot Bandstand; Old Home Day

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 6/2/23

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