Middleton New Hampshire Community Profile

Middleton new hampshire community profile
Middleton, NH
Community Contact Town of Middleton
Lou Vita, Selectman
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, Wednesday, and 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 2005 Census estimate for Middleton was 1,689 residents, which ranked 152nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 93.5 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 $1,055,217
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1981/03
Master Plan 1983
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen
Appointed:
Planning; Conservation

Public Library No Library

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 9
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro 10 miles 25
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 15 miles 112

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 Verizon
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) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $14.47
2005 Equalization Ratio 89.5
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $13.00

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
95.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings
2.5%
Other Property including Utilities
1.7%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 929
   
2005 Single-Family Units 814
Building Permits Issued
82
2005 Multi-Family Units 20
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 95
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 1,689 119,015
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 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
692 918
Employed
656 883
Unemployed
36 35
Unemployment Rate
5.2% 3.8%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
n 9
Average Weekly Wage
n $517
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
n 114
Average Weekly Wage
n $811
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
99 123
Average Weekly Wage
$482 $789
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
14 22
Average Weekly Wage
$162 $273
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
113 145
Average Weekly Wage
$441 $712
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, 2006: Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Laconia
Nearest Colleges or Universities: McIntosh; UNH
LARGEST EMPLOYERS 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
Pease International Distance 33 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 2

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, AND EVENTS
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
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other:
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