Gilmanton, NH

Community Contact Town of Gilmanton
Timothy Warren, Town Administrator
PO Box 550
Gilmanton, NH 03237
Telephone (603) 267-6700
Fax (603) 267-6701
E-mail selectman@gilmantonnh.org
Web Site www.gilmantonnh.org
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 am - 4:30 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, 9 am - 12 noon and 7 pm - 8:30 pm, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, and Thursday, 9 am - 12 noon, and 6 pm - 8 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 2
State Senate
District 4
State Representative
Belknap County District 6
Incorporated: 1727
Origin: This town was chartered in 1727 by Lieutenant Governor John Wentworth of Massachusetts, though it was not settled until 1761 due to threats of Indian attack. The name Gilmantown was chosen because there were 24 Gilman family members receiving land grants. At one time it was the second-largest town in the state; only Portsmouth was larger. The original grant had more land than today's town, with villages and parishes including Belmont, Gunstock Parish (Gilford), Hurricane, Tioga, Factory Village, and Lakeport. The parish of Averytown was the site of an unprofitable iron-mining enterprise, and is still known as Gilmanton Iron Works.
Villages and Place Names: Gilmanton Ironworks, Kelleys Corner, Lower Gilmanton, Gilmanton Corners
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 2,613 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Population in Gilmanton grew four time larger over 50 years, a total numeric change of 2,324, from 754 in 1950 to 3,078 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was between 1970 and 1980, when the population increased by 92 percent. The 2008 Census estimate for Gilmanton was 3,513 residents, which ranked 102nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 60.9 persons per square mile of land area. Gilmanton contains 57.6 square miles of land area and 1.9 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2009 $3,186,271
Budget: School Appropriations, 2006-2007 $7,808,886
Zoning Ordinance 1970/02
Master Plan 1993
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Library; Budget; Checklist
Appointed:
Planning; Conservation; Zoning; Historic

Public Library Gilmanton Corner Public; Gilmanton Iron Works

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Lakes Region General, Laconia 9 miles 113

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells

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

Telephone Company Fairpoint; Union
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
Business
Limited
Residential
Limited

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $20.98
2008 Equalization Ratio 92.4
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $19.39

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
97.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings
1.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
1.9%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 2,158
2008 Single-Family Units 2,031
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
-1
2008 Multi-Family Units 78
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 49
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 3,513 61,281
2000 3,078 56,576
1990 2,567 49,294
1980 1,941 42,884
1970 1,010 32,367

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,552
Female
1,508

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
157
Age 5 to 19
665
Age 20 to 34
411
Age 35 to 54
1,164
Age 55 to 64
304
Age 65 and over
359
Median Age
40.1 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
87.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher
25.9%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $23,163
Median 4-person family income $51,712
Median household income $50,542

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$37,077
Female
$27,727

Families below the poverty level 3.3%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
1,791 1,883
Employed
1,755 1,804
Unemployed
36 79
Unemployment Rate
2.0% 4.2%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
75 81
Average Weekly Wage
$463 $779
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
99 122
Average Weekly Wage
$336 $521
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
174 203
Average Weekly Wage
$391 $623
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
108 130
Average Weekly Wage
$396 $622
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
281 333
Average Weekly Wage
$393 $623
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Gilmanton operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Gilford District:SAU 79
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
Grade Levels
K 1-8
Total Enrollment
411
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:2 Total Capacity:79
Nearest Community/Technical College:Lakes Region; NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Franklin Pierce Law

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Stratham Tire Automotive repair
Bark & Bradley Novelty cookie cutters, spices
Wolcott Construction Paving contractor
Clairmont Asphalt Paving & Excavation Paving contractor
Nutter Enterprise Aggregate products
Brian Forst Transportation Trucking
Ryder Truck Rental Truck maintenance
Millenium Motors Automobile sales, service

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 106, 107, 129, 140
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 20
Distance 9 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
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 43 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
37 miles
Portland, ME
81 miles
Boston, MA
87 miles
New York City, NY
290 miles
Montreal, Quebec
249 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
79.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
11.9%
Public transportation
1.7%
Walked
1.7%
Other Means
0.2%
Worked at home
5.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
15%
Commuting to another NH community
80%
Commuting out-of-state
4%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
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
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):Gunstock
Other:

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 09/16/09

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