Belmont, NH

Community Contact Town of Belmont
K. Jeanne Beaudin, Town Administrator
143 Main Street, PO Box 310
Belmont, NH 03220
Telephone (603) 267-8300
Fax (603) 267-8327
E-mail belmont@worldpath.net
Web Site http://belmontnh.org
Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 7:30 am - 4 pm
County Belknap
Labor Market Area Laconia NH Micro-NECTA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Belknap County Economic Development Council
Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 4
State Representative
Belknap County District 5
Incorporated: 1727
Origin: The town was first chartered in 1727 as a parish of Gilmanton known as Upper Gilmanton, and incorporated as such in 1859. In 1869, the voters of the town, who felt the many locations named Gilmanton was confusing, petitioned to rename the town Belmont, to honor Mr. August Belmont, a New York financier, in hopes that he might make a financial contribution to the town. Mr. Belmont never acknowledged the act, having passed away that same year. Belmont was the residence of Governor William Badger, first elected in 1834.
Villages and Place Names: Gardners Grove, Lochmere, Winnisquam, Tioga
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,189 residents in 1860
Population Trends:Population change for Belmont totaled 5,136 over 50 years, from 1,611 in 1950 to 6,747 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 61 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 41 percent increase over the next decade. The 2008 Census estimate for Belmont was 7,136 residents, which ranked 45th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 236.8 persons per square mile of land area. Belmont contains 30.1 square miles of land area and 1.8 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2009 $8,398,063
Budget: School Appropriations, not available
Zoning Ordinance 1986/07
Master Plan 2002
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Budget
Appointed:
Conservation; Library; Cemetery; Heritage

Public Library Belmont Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Municipal

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Lakes Region General, Laconia 6 miles 113

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier National Grid
Water Supplier Belmont Water Department; private wells

Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Municipal
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Voluntary

Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $18.34
2008 Equalization Ratio 107.9
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $19.55

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
82.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings
16.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
1.0%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 3,503
2008 Single-Family Units 2,048
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
8
2008 Multi-Family Units 538
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
33
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 917
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 7,136 61,281
2000 6,747 56,576
1990 5,677 49,294
1980 4,026 42,884
1970 2,493 32,367

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
3,313
Female
3,403

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
360
Age 5 to 19
1,492
Age 20 to 34
1,112
Age 35 to 54
2,358
Age 55 to 64
630
Age 65 and over
764
Median Age
38.4 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
81.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher
16.3%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $19,986
Median 4-person family income $53,125
Median household income $47,717

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$35,000
Female
$25,882

Families below the poverty level 3.8%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
3,872 4,129
Employed
3,777 3,962
Unemployed
95 167
Unemployment Rate
2.5% 4.0%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
469 664
Average Weekly Wage
$569 $1,072
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
1,322 1,660
Average Weekly Wage
$497 $693
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
1,791 2,324
Average Weekly Wage
$516 $801
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
245 325
Average Weekly Wage
$577 $804
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
2,036 2,649
Average Weekly Wage
$523 $801
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Shaker Regional (Belmont, Canterbury) District:SAU 80
Career Technology Center(s): J. Oliva Huot Technical Center, Laconia; Winnisquam Regional High School, Tilton Region:08
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1 1 1
Grade Levels
P K R 1-4 5-8 9-12 P K 1-8
Total Enrollment
428 435 464 42
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:5 Total Capacity:222
Nearest Community/Technical College:Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Plymouth State University

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Wilcom Products, Inc. Telecommunication test equipment 108 1967
Shaw's Supermarket Supermarket 95
Bruce Transportation Group Bus transportation 80
Lakes Region Coca-Cola Bottling & distribution center 70
Belmont Elementary School Education 76
Lodge at Belmont Racing 130
All Metals Industries, Inc. Metal product supplier 80
Belmont Middle School Education 68
Belmont High School Education 69
Metrocast Cablevision Provide cable service 73

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 3
State Routes 106, 107, 140
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 20
Distance 5 miles
Railroad State owned line
Public Transportation Yes
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Laconia Municipal
Runway
5,286 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 40 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
38 miles
Portland, ME
85 miles
Boston, MA
88 miles
New York City, NY
292 miles
Montreal, Quebec
241 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
83.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
9.9%
Public transportation
0.9%
Walked
2.8%
Other Means
0.8%
Worked at home
2.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 23.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
19%
Commuting to another NH community
78%
Commuting out-of-state
3%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists 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
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):Gunstock
Other:Belknap 4-H Fair

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 08/11/09

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