Wentworth New Hampshire Community Profile

Wentworth new hampshire community profile
Wentworth, NH
Community Contact Wentworth Board of Selectmen
Janet E. Woolner, Administrative Assistant
PO Box 2
Wentworth, NH 03282

Telephone (603) 764-9955
Fax (603) 764-9362
E-mail wentworth2@adelphia.net
Web Site www.wentworth-nh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 am - 1 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Tuesday, 12 noon - 7 pm, Wednesday and Thursday: 8:30 am - 3 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Plymouth NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 2
State Representative
Grafton County District 6
Incorporated: 1766

Origin: This town was first chartered in 1766 to John Page and others, and named Wentworth, in honor of Governor Benning Wentworth. The grantees were given five years to meet the terms of the grant, and the majority were unable to do so, forfeiting their claim. In 1772, Asa Porter and others from Haverhill petitioned Governor John Wentworth, Benning's nephew, for some of the forfeited shares, which was granted. Between them the Wentworth governors issued over 150 new town charters in New Hampshire, and nearly 130 new town charters in what is now Vermont, providing homes and farms for over 30,000 families.

Villages and Place Names: unknown

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 241 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Wentworth totaled 384 over 50 years, from 413 in 1950 to 797 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 40 percent increase between 1970 and 1980; population decreased by 27 percent between 1950 and 1960. The 2006 Census estimate for Wentworth was 783 residents, which tied with Columbia, ranking 202nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 18.7 persons per square mile of land area. Wentworth contains 41.8 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2007 $832,139
Budget: School Appropriations, 2006 $878,383
Zoning Ordinance No Board
Master Plan 1986
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Planning; Trust Funds
Appointed:
Conservation; Library; Police Chief

Public Library Webster Memorial

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 9/10
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 16 miles 35

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
Yes

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $18.48
2006 Equalization Ratio 100
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $19.02

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
82.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings
6.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
10.7%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 482
   
2006 Single-Family Units 421
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Multi-Family Units 21
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 40
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 783 85,336
2000 797 81,826
1990 631 74,998
1980 527 65,806
1970 376 54,914

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
407
Female
391

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
23
Age 5 to 19
198
Age 20 to 34
124
Age 35 to 54
244
Age 55 to 64
96
Age 65 and over
113
Median Age
39.6 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
82.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher
17.9%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $18,258
Median 4-person family income $47,917
Median household income $44,219

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$31,250
Female
$24,500

Families below the poverty level 6.1%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
346 447
Employed
338 433
Unemployed
8 14
Unemployment Rate
2.3% 3.1%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
n 119
Average Weekly Wage
n $752
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
n 36
Average Weekly Wage
n $389
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
164 154
Average Weekly Wage
$612 $668
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
5 31
Average Weekly Wage
$241 $391
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
169 186
Average Weekly Wage
$600 $622
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Wentworth operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are part of Pemi-Baker Cooperative (Ashland, Campton, Holderness, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Wentworth) District: SAU 48
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Regional High School Region: 05

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-8
Total Enrollment
57
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Claremont; Laconia
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Dartmouth; Plymouth State University
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
King Forest Lumber Co. Wood, lumber 141 1994
Precision Lumber Wood, lumber 36 1994
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 25, 25A, 118
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 26
         Distance 20 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Plymouth Regional
Runway
2,380 ft. turf
Lighted?
No  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 40 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
80 miles
Portland, ME
110 miles
Boston, MA
130 miles
New York City, NY
298 miles
Montreal, Quebec
195 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
83.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
12.0%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
2.9%
Other Means
0.0%
Worked at home
2.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.4 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
23%
Commuting to another NH community
72%
Commuting out-of-state
5%
   
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
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Tenney Mtn
   
Other: Plummer Ledge Natural Area; Market Day; Summer Concerts; Volleyball Court
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 10/23/07

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