Tamworth New Hampshire Community Profile

Tamworth new hampshire community profile
Tamworth, NH
Community Contact Tamworth Board of Selectmen
Willie Farnum, Chairman
PO Box 359
Tamworth, NH 03886

Telephone (603) 323-7525
Fax (603) 323-2349
E-mail tamworthtown@adelphia.net
Web Site www.tamworthnh.org/

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Tuesday through Thursday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm; Town Clerk: Tuesday through Friday, 8 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4:30 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 2006 Census estimate for Tamworth was 2,493 residents, which ranked 118th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 41.7 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, 2007 $2,636,158
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance No Board
Master Plan 1995
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Chocorua Public; Cook Memorial

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway 20 miles 35

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

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

Telephone Company Verizon
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) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $19.04
2006 Equalization Ratio 85.3
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.00

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
84.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings
10.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
5.2%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 1,783
   
2006 Single-Family Units 1,400
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
35
2006 Multi-Family Units 196
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 187
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 2,493 47,475
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 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
1,448 1,345
Employed
1,405 1,296
Unemployed
43 49
Unemployment Rate
3.0% 3.6%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
113 140
Average Weekly Wage
$435 $843
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
275 419
Average Weekly Wage
$252 $390
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
388 559
Average Weekly Wage
$305 $504
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
194 104
Average Weekly Wage
$359 $595
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
582 662
Average Weekly Wage
$323 $518
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 2
Grade Levels
K 1-8 1-12
Total Enrollment
237 40
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 114
Nearest Community/Technical College: Laconia
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; Granite State College-Conway
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Kenneth A. Brett School Education (K-8) 47
Baybutt Foundations Foundations 25 1970
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 Distance 61 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 7

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, AND EVENTS
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
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, 2007. Community Response Received 08/09/07

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