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Wilton, NH


wilton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Wilton
Jane Farrell, Town Clerk/Tax Collector
42 Main Street, PO Box 83
Wilton, NH 03086
Telephone (603) 654-9451
Fax (603) 654-6663
E-mail jfarrell@wiltonnh.org
Web Site www.ci.wilton.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, Thursday, 9 am - 7 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Nashua Regional
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District District 11
State Representative Hillsborough County Districts 4, 38

Incorporated: 1762
Origin: This territory was first settled in 1738 as Number 2, one of the towns on the state's border laid out to provide protection against Indian attacks. The town was first granted by the Massachusetts government in 1749. In 1761, residents petitioned Governor Benning Wentworth for an incorporation, which was granted the following year, to continue until 1765. The town was incorporated again in 1765, until his Majesty's pleasure be known. Governor Wentworth named the town Wilton, probably in honor of Sir Joseph Wilton, a famous English sculptor. Wilton's coach design for King George III's coronation was later used as a model for the Concord Coach.
Villages and Place Names: Davisville, West Wilton, Wilton Center
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,105 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Wilton totaled 1,513 over 49 years, from 2,276 in 1970 to 3,789 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 20 percent between 1990 and 2000, which followed increases of 17 percent over the previous two decades. The 2019 Census estimate for Wilton was 3,789 residents, which ranked 100th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 148.0 persons per square mile of land area. Wilton contains 25.6 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2019 $4,852,981
Budget: School Appropriations, 2019 $12,598,674
Zoning Ordinance 1971/05
Master Plan 1999
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Nashua Regional Planning /Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Please visit www.wiltonnh.gov for a list of boards & committees to which citizens may be elected or appointed.
Appointed:
Public Library Wilton Public - Gregg Free

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Full-time & volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 15 miles 25
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua 18 miles 135
Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua 17 miles 162

Utilities
Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells; Wilton Water Works
Sanitation Milton sewer & private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint; TDS Telecom
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $29.04
2019 Equalization Ratio 80.6
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.31
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings88.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings9.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.8%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,803
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,514
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 165
Five or More Units in Structure 81
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 43
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 3,789 417,025
2010 3,677 400,721
2000 3,753 382,384
1990 3,129 336,549
1980 2,669 276,608
1970 2,276 223,941
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   1,966 Female:   1,785
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 188
Age 5 to 19 450
Age 20 to 34 650
Age 35 to 54 1,029
Age 55 to 64 649
Age 65 and over 785
Median Age 47.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 39.1%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $43,614
Median family income $95,125
Median household income $80,174
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $65,583
Female $50,563
Individuals below the poverty level 2.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 2,327 2,176
Employed 2,174 2,119
Unemployed 153 57
Unemployment Rate 6.6% 2.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 738 461
Average Weekly Wage $788 $883
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 488 392
Average Weekly Wage $659 $747
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,226 853
Average Weekly Wage $737 $820
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 466 202
Average Weekly Wage $749 $858
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,692 1,054
Average Weekly Wage $740 $827

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 Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative SAU 63
Career Technology Center(s): Wilbur H. Palmer Career & Tech Ed Ctr (Hudson) Region: 16
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1 2
Grade Levels 1-5 6-8 9-12 K 1-12
Total Enrollment 211 123 152 269
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 96
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Daniel Webster; Rivier; Franklin Pierce University

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Wilton-Lyndeborough Coop Education 69
Label Art, Inc. Pressure sensitive labels 160 1963
Bur-Bak Machine Corporation Injection molding 85 1970
Kimball Physics, Inc. UHV electron 50 1973
General Machine & Foundry Aluminum castings 30 1969
Souhegan Wood Products Core plugs, winding cores 20 1940
S & Q Printers Printed forms 9 1984
Wilton Elementary School Education 55
High Mowing School Education 24
Pine Hill School Education 21

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 31, 101
Nearest Interstate, Exit Everett Tpk., Exits 7 - 8; or I-293, Exit 4
Distance 14 miles; 21 miles
Railroad Guilford Rail Service
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Boire Field, NashuaRunway6,000 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 24 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 25 miles
Portland, ME 119 miles
Boston, MA 60 miles
New York City, NY 225 miles
Montreal, Quebec 264 miles

(ACS 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 83.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.6%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.2%
Other Means 6.5%
Worked at home 9.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.3 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 17.9%
Commuting to another NH community 73.0%
Commuting out-of-state 9.1%
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
Museums
X Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
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
Campgrounds
Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak, Crotched Mountain
   
Other: Hiking Trails; Swimming Pond

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 7/29/19

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