Moultonborough new hampshire community profile
Moultonborough, NH
Community Contact Moultonborough Board of Selectmen
Chuck Connell, Town Administrator
PO Box 139
Moultonborough, NH 03254

Telephone (603) 476-2347
Fax (603) 476-5835
E-mail mborota@lr.net
Web Site www.moultonborough.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm

County Carroll
Labor Market Area Moultonborough 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: 1777

Origin: This territory was first chartered in 1763, to a group of settlers from Hampton who in 1748 had petitioned the Masonian Proprietors for part of the ungranted lands in the province. The charter describes the boundaries as running along the northerly shore of Winnepisseoky Pond, and including a neck and point of land running into the pond. Among them were members of the Moulton family, led by Colonel Jonathan Moulton, who was considered to be one of the richest men in the province at the start of the American Revolution. The town was named in honor of Colonel Moulton. In 1765, territory known as Moultonborough Gore was annexed to the town.

Villages and Place Names: Clark Landing, Lees Mill, Moultonborough Falls, State Landing, Winnipesaukee

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 565 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Moultonborough totaled 3,640 over 50 years, from 880 in 1950 to 4,520 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was 68 percent between 1970 and 1980; the second largest was 56 percent between 1960 and 1970. The 2006 Census estimate for Moultonborough was 4,950 residents, which ranked 71st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 82.5 persons per square mile of land area. Moultonborough contains 60.0 square miles of land area and 15.0 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2007 $9,711,988
Budget: School Appropriations, 2007-2008 $12,760,249
Zoning Ordinance 1985/07
Master Plan 1991
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Moultonborough Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time Chief & volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 9/10
Emergency Medical Service Municipal & private

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro 19 miles 25
Lakes Region General, Laconia 21 miles 137

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop
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
Mandatory

Telephone Company Verizon; GTE NH
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $6.71
2006 Equalization Ratio 94.5
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $6.31

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
96.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings
2.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
0.3%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 5,114
   
2006 Single-Family Units 4,728
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
60
2006 Multi-Family Units 249
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 137
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 4,950 47,475
2000 4,520 43,918
1990 2,966 35,526
1980 2,206 27,929
1970 1,310 18,548

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
2,215
Female
2,269

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
161
Age 5 to 19
865
Age 20 to 34
454
Age 35 to 54
1,463
Age 55 to 64
650
Age 65 and over
891
Median Age
46.6 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
92.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher
30.2%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $25,733
Median 4-person family income $51,729
Median household income $45,050

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$34,236
Female
$25,332

Families below the poverty level 3.2%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
1,565 2,764
Employed
1,502 2,687
Unemployed
63 77
Unemployment Rate
4.0% 2.8%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
224 227
Average Weekly Wage
$680 $794
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
453 804
Average Weekly Wage
$390 $527
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
677 1,031
Average Weekly Wage
$486 $586
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
166 232
Average Weekly Wage
$538 $741
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
844 1,263
Average Weekly Wage
$496 $614
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Moultonborough operates grades K-12 District: SAU 45
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 1 1
Grade Levels
P K R 1-6 7-8 9-12
Total Enrollment
328 114 235
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 73
Nearest Community/Technical College: Laconia
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Penta Corporation Construction of bridges, etc. 75 1984
Sabanek Mail order catalogue 65 1986
Meredith Village Savings Bank Banking 56 1981
Elan Publishing Custom publishing - education 18 1975
Laconia Savings Bank Banking 10 1996
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 25, 109, 171
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 23
         Distance 19 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
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 73 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
67 miles
Portland, ME
70 miles
Boston, MA
117 miles
New York City, NY
321 miles
Montreal, Quebec
241 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
83.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
6.5%
Public transportation
0.4%
Walked
1.6%
Other Means
1.7%
Worked at home
6.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
35%
Commuting to another NH community
58%
Commuting out-of-state
7%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Cinemas
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
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Red Hill
   
Other: Castle in the Clouds; Loon Center; Markus Wildlife Sanctuary
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/10/07

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