Tuftonboro, NH

Community Contact Town of Tuftonboro
Cathy Pounder, Administrative Assistant
Town Hall, PO Box 98
Tuftonboro, NH 03816
Telephone (603) 569-4539
Fax (603) 569-4328
E-mail selectmen@tuftonboro.org
Web Site www.tuftonboro.org
Municipal Office Hours Administration: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, Thursday, 9 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk: Monday and Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, Tuesday, 6 pm - 8 pm, Wednesday, 9 am - 6 pm; Tax Collector: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 am - 12 noon
County Carroll
Labor Market Area Wolfeboro NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Wentworth Economic Development Corp.
Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 3
State Representative
Carroll County District 4
Incorporated: 1795
Origin: Tuftonboro was owned by just one man, John Tufton Mason, for whom the town was named. Mason was heir to the Masonian Claim, the undivided lands of northern New Hampshire, which he sold to a group of Portsmouth merchants in 1746. These merchants were thereafter known as the Masonian Proprietors. They disposed of the land via grants to prospective settlers prior to the Revolution. The Tuftonboro grant was issued in 1750 by the Proprietors, and the town was incorporated in 1795. Between 1799 and 1863, six Winnipesaukee islands were annexed to Tuftonboro.
Villages and Place Names: Center Tuftonboro, Federal Corner, Melvin Village, Mirror Lake, Tuftonboro Corner, Union Wharf, Abenaki Tower
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 109 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Population change for Tuftonboro totaled 1,467 over 50 years, from 697 in 1950 to 2,164 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 65 percent between 1970 and 1980, which followed a 34 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2008 Census estimate for Tuftonboro was 2,418 residents, which ranked 121st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 59.5 persons per square mile of land area. Tuftonboro contains 40.6 square miles of land area and 8.8 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2008 $2,858,463
Budget: School Appropriations, 2008-2009 $5,266,569
Zoning Ordinance 2003/08
Master Plan 2006
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Budget; Library; Cemetery; Checklist; Trust Funds
Appointed:
Planning; Conservation; Zoning; Parks & Recreation

Public Library Tuftonboro Free

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro 8 miles 25

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

Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
none
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Voluntary

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $7.95
2008 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $7.94

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
96.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings
2.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
0.7%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 2,304
2008 Single-Family Units 2,008
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
17
2008 Multi-Family Units 137
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 159
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 2,418 47,408
2000 2,164 43,918
1990 1,832 35,526
1980 1,500 27,929
1970 910 18,548

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,059
Female
1,089

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
101
Age 5 to 19
357
Age 20 to 34
246
Age 35 to 54
659
Age 55 to 64
310
Age 65 and over
475
Median Age
47.7 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
90.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher
29.3%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $25,070
Median 4-person family income $51,875
Median household income $45,729

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$36,181
Female
$27,109

Families below the poverty level 4.4%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
990 1,285
Employed
969 1,248
Unemployed
21 37
Unemployment Rate
2.1% 2.9%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
132 63
Average Weekly Wage
$557 $659
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
234 301
Average Weekly Wage
$373 $587
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
366 364
Average Weekly Wage
$439 $600
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
45 85
Average Weekly Wage
$534 $537
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
411 449
Average Weekly Wage
$450 $588
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 Governor Wentworth Regional (Brookfield, Effingham, New Durham, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro) District:SAU 49
Career Technology Center(s): Region 9 Vocational Technical Center, Wolfeboro Region:09
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-6
Total Enrollment
184
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:3 Total Capacity:79
Nearest Community/Technical College:Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Plymouth State University

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
PAK 2000 Polyethylene bags 65 1974
Audio Plex Electronics 20 1993
MYTY, Inc. Marina 10 1989
New England Techni-Coil Magnet, coil manufacturing 10 1995

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 109, 109A, 171
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 18; I-93, Exit 24
Distance 23 miles; 28 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Moultonborough Airport
Runway
3,475 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Jetport Distance 60 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
58 miles
Portland, ME
62 miles
Boston, MA
109 miles
New York City, NY
320 miles
Montreal, Quebec
241 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
76.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
10.2%
Public transportation
0.5%
Walked
2.2%
Other Means
1.0%
Worked at home
9.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
27%
Commuting to another NH community
66%
Commuting out-of-state
7%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
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
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):Mount Cranmore, Attitash, Gunstock, Abenaki
Other:

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 09/21/09

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