Tilton, NH

Community Contact Town of Tilton
Board of Selectmen
257 Main Street
Tilton, NH 03276
Telephone (603) 286-4521
Fax (603) 286-3519
E-mail adminassist@tiltonnh.org
Web Site www.tiltonnh.org/
Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:15 pm
County Belknap
Labor Market Area Franklin NH Micro-NECTA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Belknap County Economic Development Council
Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 4
State Representative
Belknap County District 2
Incorporated: 1869
Origin: This territory was settled long before it became a town, the southern part of Sanbornton known as Sanbornton Bridge or Bridge Village. It was incorporated as a separate town in 1869 and named Tilton, in honor of Nathaniel Tilton, one of the first settlers. Nathaniel Tilton established an iron foundry and the area's first hotel, the Dexter House. His grandson Charles was a prominent citizen of the town when it was incorporated, prompting the choice of name. Charles Tilton made a considerable fortune in the 1849 California Gold Rush. He donated many statues to the town, including the Tilton Arch, and his estate is now part of the Tilton School.
Villages and Place Names: East Tilton, The Plains, Winnisquam, Belmont Junction, Tilton Arch, Downtown Tilton Statues
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,147 residents in 1870
Population Trends:Population change for Tilton totaled 1,393 over 50 years, from 2,085 in 1950 to 3,478 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 31 percent between 1970 and 1980; population declined four percent over the next decade. The 2008 Census estimate for Tilton was 3,591 residents, which ranked 100th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 314.7 persons per square mile of land area. Tilton contains 11.4 square miles of land area and 0.5 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen/Town Meeting
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2003 $3,636,061
Budget: School Appropriations, not available
Zoning Ordinance 1956/08
Master Plan 1994
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Budget; Library; Sewer; Town Clerk; Tax Collector; Check List; Trust Funds
Appointed:
Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Parks

Public Library Hall Memorial

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Franklin Regional, Franklin 3 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier National Grid
Water Supplier Lochmere Village District; Tilton-Northfield Water District

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 Bayring
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) $18.02
2008 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $18.06

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
50.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings
46.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
3.6%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 1,774
2008 Single-Family Units 1,012
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
1
2008 Multi-Family Units 474
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 288
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 3,591 61,281
2000 3,478 56,576
1990 3,239 49,294
1980 3,387 42,884
1970 2,579 32,367

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,744
Female
1,733

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
163
Age 5 to 19
726
Age 20 to 34
581
Age 35 to 54
1,079
Age 55 to 64
341
Age 65 and over
587
Median Age
39.6 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
79.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher
17.7%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $19,578
Median 4-person family income $50,143
Median household income $41,977

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$32,095
Female
$25,227

Families below the poverty level 2.9%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
1,822 1,951
Employed
1,756 1,865
Unemployed
66 86
Unemployment Rate
3.6% 4.4%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
649 297
Average Weekly Wage
$648 $1,052
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
1,959 3,735
Average Weekly Wage
$344 $481
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
2,608 4,033
Average Weekly Wage
$419 $523
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
385 711
Average Weekly Wage
$468 $659
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
2,992 4,744
Average Weekly Wage
$425 $543
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 Winnisquam Regional (Northfield, Sanbornton, Tilton) District:SAU 59
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 3
Grade Levels
6-8 9-12 7-12
Total Enrollment
358 547 307
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:6 Total Capacity:301
Nearest Community/Technical College:NHTI-Concord; Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Plymouth State University; Colby-Sawyer

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
j.jill Outlet store 325+ 1998
Wal-Mart Retail store 110 1994
Autoserv Car dealership 110 1997
Tanger Outlet Stores Retail outlet stores 200+ 1994
Shaw's Supermarket Supermarket 100+ 1998
The Tilton School Education 85 1820
3M Power transmission products 70 1976
Home Depot Home improvement center 150+ 2001
Lowes Home improvement center
BJ Superstore Retail wholesale store

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 3
State Routes 132, 140
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 20
Distance Local access
Railroad No
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 41 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
35 miles
Portland, ME
98 miles
Boston, MA
85 miles
New York City, NY
289 miles
Montreal, Quebec
236 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
76.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
13.4%
Public transportation
0.3%
Walked
5.0%
Other Means
0.3%
Worked at home
4.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
27%
Commuting to another NH community
70%
Commuting out-of-state
2%
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
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
X Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
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:Hobo Railroad; Lakes; Summer Concert Series; Old Home Day; Summer Fair; Highland Motorcross Mountain; Christmas Fair & Parade

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 09/22/09

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