Tamworth, NH

Community Contact Tamworth Board of Selectmen
Tom Abugelis, Chairman
84 Main Street
Tamworth, NH 03886
Telephone (603) 323-7525
Fax (603) 323-2349
E-mail tamworthtown@roadrunner.com
Web Site www.tamworthnh.org
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Tuesday through Thursday, 9 am - 12 noon and 1 pm - 4 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am - 12 noon and 1 pm - 4 pm, Thursday, 9 am - 12 noon and 1 pm - 6 pm
County Carroll
Labor Market Area Conway NH-ME LMA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Mount Washington Valley Economic Council
Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 3
State Representative
Carroll County District 3
Incorporated: 1766
Origin: This town was granted in 1766 to John Webster and others, and named in honor of Admiral Washington Shirley, Viscount Tamworth, a close friend of Governor Benning Wentworth. There was considerable controversy regarding the boundaries of the town. A legislative committee was appointed in 1796 to fix the line between Tamworth and Burton (Albany), and between Tamworth and Eaton. Though the decision was to be final, another committee was appointed in 1808 to further fix town lines between Tamworth, Eaton, Sandwich, and Burton.
Villages and Place Names: Chocorua, South Tamworth, Wonalancet
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 266 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Population change for Tamworth totaled 1,490 over 50 years, from 1,025 in 1950 to 2,515 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 59 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, which was followed by a 30 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2008 Census estimate for Tamworth was 2,481 residents, which ranked 118th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 41.5 persons per square mile of land area. Tamworth contains 59.8 square miles of land area and 0.8 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2009 $3,723,437
Budget: School Appropriations, not available
Zoning Ordinance No Ordinance
Master Plan 2009
Capital Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Planning; Library; Firewards, Trust Funds; Checklist
Appointed:
Conservation; Finance

Public Library Chocorua Public; Cook Memorial

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway 20 miles 25

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

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

Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
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) $21.03
2008 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $21.82

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
79.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings
9.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
10.2%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 1,810
2008 Single-Family Units 1,426
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
9
2008 Multi-Family Units 196
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 188
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 2,481 47,408
2000 2,515 43,918
1990 2,172 35,526
1980 1,672 27,929
1970 1,054 18,548

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,278
Female
1,232

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
138
Age 5 to 19
506
Age 20 to 34
375
Age 35 to 54
824
Age 55 to 64
273
Age 65 and over
394
Median Age
40.5 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
78.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher
22.3%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $17,961
Median 4-person family income $41,121
Median household income $35,200

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$30,389
Female
$23,352

Families below the poverty level 7.1%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
1,576 1,360
Employed
1,546 1,307
Unemployed
30 53
Unemployment Rate
1.9% 3.9%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
124 149
Average Weekly Wage
$482 $733
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
273 373
Average Weekly Wage
$306 $429
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
397 522
Average Weekly Wage
$361 $516
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
214 121
Average Weekly Wage
$373 $619
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
611 643
Average Weekly Wage
$366 $535
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Tamworth operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Conway District:SAU 13
Career Technology Center(s): Kennett High School, Conway Region:06
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1
Grade Levels
K 1-8 6-12
Total Enrollment
206 32
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:2 Total Capacity:114
Nearest Community/Technical College:Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Plymouth State University; Granite State College-Conway

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Baybutt Foundations Concrete foundations 25 1970
Kenneth A. Brett School Education (K-8) 47

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 16, 25, 113, 113A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 24
Distance 29 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 61 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
79 miles
Portland, ME
62 miles
Boston, MA
120 miles
New York City, NY
333 miles
Montreal, Quebec
236 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
79.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
10.7%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
3.2%
Other Means
0.2%
Worked at home
6.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.6 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
30%
Commuting to another NH community
67%
Commuting out-of-state
3%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Cinemas
X 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
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):King Pine
Other:Barnstormers Summer Theatre; White Lake State Park

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

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