Milton, NH

Community Contact Town of Milton
Town Administrator
PO Box 310
Milton, NH 03851
Telephone (603) 652-4501
Fax (603) 652-4120
E-mail miltonta@metrocast.net
Web Site www.miltonnh-us.com
Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 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: 1802
Origin: This town was originally the north parish of Rochester known as Three Ponds or Milton Mills. Located along the Maine border on the Salmon River, it was the location of several mills, and the scene of early manufacturing. Following the 1798 incorporation of the northwest parish as Farmington, Rochester's territory was over 20 miles long, making travel to the meetinghouse difficult, and the north parish was incorporated as Milton in 1802. The name Milton may have come from a relative of the Wentworths, William Fitzwilliam, Earl of Fitzwilliam and Viscount Milton. Milton's Mount Teneriffe was named in honor of the volcano on the Canary Islands.
Villages and Place Names: Hayes Corner, Laskey Corner, Milton Mills, Town House
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,005 residents in 1810
Population Trends:Population change for Milton totaled 2,430 over 50 years, from 1,510 in 1950 to 3,940 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 51 percent increase between 1980 and 1990; the second largest increase was 31 percent for both 1960 to 1970 and 1970 to 1980. The 2008 Census estimate for Milton was 4,578 residents, which ranked 80th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 138.5 persons per square mile of land area. Milton contains 33.1 square miles of land area and 1.2 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2009 $3,130,399
Budget: School Appropriations, 2009 $9,075,000
Zoning Ordinance 1970/07
Master Plan 2002
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Building Inspector

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Library; Cemetery; Budget
Appointed:
Recreation

Public Library Milton Free Public

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 8 miles 70

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Milton Water District

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

Telephone Company Fairpoint
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) $20.96
2008 Equalization Ratio 93.8
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $19.60

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
91.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings
7.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
1.6%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 2,249
2008 Single-Family Units 1,644
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
15
2008 Multi-Family Units 212
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 393
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 4,578 121,914
2000 3,940 112,676
1990 3,690 104,348
1980 2,438 85,324
1970 1,859 70,431

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,943
Female
1,967

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
234
Age 5 to 19
912
Age 20 to 34
642
Age 35 to 54
1,339
Age 55 to 64
384
Age 65 and over
399
Median Age
37.4 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
81.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher
9.2%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $18,092
Median 4-person family income $48,033
Median household income $44,194

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$31,776
Female
$26,134

Families below the poverty level 6.1%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
2,150 2,489
Employed
2,097 2,381
Unemployed
53 108
Unemployment Rate
2.5% 4.3%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
157 229
Average Weekly Wage
$411 $699
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
120 224
Average Weekly Wage
$381 $572
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
277 453
Average Weekly Wage
$398 $636
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
46 60
Average Weekly Wage
$351 $625
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
322 513
Average Weekly Wage
$391 $635
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Milton operates grades K-12 District:SAU 64
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
1 1 1 2
Grade Levels
K 1-5 6-8 9-12 K 1-12
Total Enrollment
273 159 219 56
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:3 Total Capacity:127
Nearest Community/Technical College:Lakes Region; Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities:University of NH

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Index Packaging Foam packaging 120 1968
Milton School District Education 77
Ray's Marina Marina 30 1970
Iron Mountain Document storage 20
Seacoast Boatbuilders Boat manufacturing 14 1994

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 16, 75, 125
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exits 17-18; I-95, Exit 5
Distance Local access; 30 miles
Railroad NH Northcoast
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 48 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
50 miles
Portland, ME
49 miles
Boston, MA
84 miles
New York City, NY
295 miles
Montreal, Quebec
269 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
82.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
13.1%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
2.3%
Other Means
0.3%
Worked at home
2.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
13%
Commuting to another NH community
79%
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
X 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
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):King Pine
Other:NH Farm Museum

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 09/24/09

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