Middleton, NH

Community Contact Middleton Board of Selectmen
Board of Selectmen
182 King's Highway
Middleton, NH 03887
Telephone (603) 473-2261
Fax (603) 473-2577
E-mail midsel@worldpath.net
Web Site not available
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, 1 pm - 7 pm and Tuesday through Thursday, 9 am - 3 pm
County Strafford
Labor Market Area Rochester-Dover NH-ME Metro-NECTA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Wentworth Economic Development Corp.
Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 3
State Representative
Strafford County District 3
Incorporated: 1778
Origin: This territory was first granted by the Masonian Proprietors in 1749. It may have been named for Sir Charles Middleton, Lord Barham, an admiral of the Navy who had served in the West Indies. Middleton was situated on the road between Exeter and Wolfeboro, the location of Governor John Wentworth's summer home, Kingswood. Neglect of the road caused the Governor to bill the proprietors for repairs that he had to make for safe travel to Kingswood. In 1785, residents of the northern portion of Middleton and part of Wolfeboro petitioned for a separately incorporated town. The first petition was at first denied, but then was granted in 1794 as Brookfield.
Villages and Place Names: Middleton Corners
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 617 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Population change for Middleton totaled 1,190 over 50 years, from 255 in 1950 to 1,445 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 71 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, which was followed by a 66 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2008 Census estimate for Middleton was 1,824 residents, which ranked 146th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 100.9 persons per square mile of land area. Middleton contains 18.1 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2003 $1,453,128
Budget: School Appropriations, not available
Zoning Ordinance 1981/08
Master Plan 1983
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen
Appointed:
Planning; Conservation; Zoning

Public Library No Library

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro 10 miles 25
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 15 miles 70

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells

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

Telephone Company Bayring
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $19.82
2008 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $19.96

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
95.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings
2.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
1.8%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 959
2008 Single-Family Units 842
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
6
2008 Multi-Family Units 20
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 97
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 1,824 121,914
2000 1,445 112,676
1990 1,220 104,348
1980 734 85,324
1970 430 70,431

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
757
Female
683

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
108
Age 5 to 19
344
Age 20 to 34
220
Age 35 to 54
506
Age 55 to 64
113
Age 65 and over
149
Median Age
36.6 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
77.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher
8.0%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $18,415
Median 4-person family income $48,529
Median household income $43,942

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$32,014
Female
$26,336

Families below the poverty level 4.5%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
749 1,020
Employed
721 974
Unemployed
28 46
Unemployment Rate
3.7% 4.5%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
n 107
Average Weekly Wage
n $819
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
14 17
Average Weekly Wage
$244 $538
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
n 124
Average Weekly Wage
n $782
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 tuitioned to Farmington District:SAU 61
Career Technology Center(s): Dover Voc. Center; Somersworth Reg. Voc. Center; Creteau Voc. Center, Rochester Region:12
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:1 Total Capacity:9
Nearest Community/Technical College:Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities:University of NH

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Middleton Building Supply Building materials 138 1993
Charles Diprizio & Sons Lumber 30 1988
Town of Middleton Municipal services 18 1778

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 153
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 18; I-95, Exit 5
Distance 5 miles; 34 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Skyhaven, Rochester
Runway
4,001 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Jetport Distance 51 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
57 miles
Portland, ME
62 miles
Boston, MA
89 miles
New York City, NY
300 miles
Montreal, Quebec
270 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
78.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
13.5%
Public transportation
1.5%
Walked
1.7%
Other Means
1.2%
Worked at home
3.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 35.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
10%
Commuting to another NH community
82%
Commuting out-of-state
8%
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
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
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 09/17/09

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