Wilton New Hampshire Community Profile

 Wilton new hampshire community profile
Wilton, NH
Community Contact Town of Wilton
Jane Farrell, Clerk
42 Main Street, PO Box 83
Wilton, NH 03086

Telephone (603) 654-9451
Fax (603) 654-6663
E-mail tow@tellink.net
Web Site www.ci.wilton.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, and Thursday, 9 am - 7 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division, NH Portion
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Nashua Regional
Regional Development Gateway Industrial Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 5
State Senate
District 11
State Representative
Hillsborough County District 4
Incorporated: 1762

Origin: This territory was first settled in 1738 as Number 2, one of the towns on the state's border laid out to provide protection against Indian attacks. The town was first granted by the Massachusetts government in 1749. In 1761, residents petitioned Governor Benning Wentworth for an incorporation, which was granted the following year, to continue until 1765. The town was incorporated again in 1765, until his Majesty's pleasure be known. Governor Wentworth named the town Wilton, probably in honor of Sir Joseph Wilton, a famous English sculptor. Wilton's coach design for King George III's coronation was later used as a model for the Concord Coach.

Villages and Place Names: Davisville, West Wilton, Wilton Center

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,105 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Wilton totaled 1,801 over 50 years, from 1,952 in 1950 to 3,753 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 20 percent between 1990 and 2000, which followed increases of 17 percent over the previous two decades. The 2005 Census estimate for Wilton was 3,884 residents, which ranked 95th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 151.7 persons per square mile of land area. Wilton contains 25.6 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2003 $4,452,692
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1971/04
Master Plan 1999
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Wilton Public - Gregg Free

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 5/9
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 15 miles 62
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua 18 miles 208
Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua 17 miles 188

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Wilton Water Works

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

Telephone Company Verizon; TDS
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) $22.00
2005 Equalization Ratio 76.3
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.76

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
88.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings
10.5%
Other Property including Utilities
0.9%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 1,595
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,224
Building Permits Issued
27
2005 Multi-Family Units 349
Building Permits Issued
4
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 22
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 3,884 401,291
2000 3,753 382,384
1990 3,129 336,549
1980 2,669 276,608
1970 2,276 223,941

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,821
Female
1,922

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
239
Age 5 to 19
848
Age 20 to 34
612
Age 35 to 54
1,324
Age 55 to 64
315
Age 65 and over
405
Median Age
37.4 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
89.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher
34.0%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $26,618
Median 4-person family income $61,311
Median household income $54,276

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$39,830
Female
$28,714

Families below the poverty level 3.1%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
1,577 2,275
Employed
1,515 2,203
Unemployed
62 72
Unemployment Rate
3.9% 3.2%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
573 758
Average Weekly Wage
$511 $704
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
787 419
Average Weekly Wage
$504 $605
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
1,360 1,177
Average Weekly Wage
$507 $669
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
443 487
Average Weekly Wage
$362 $502
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
1,804 1,664
Average Weekly Wage
$471 $620
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Wilton operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are part of Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative District: SAU 63
Career Technology Center(s): Wilbur Palmer Voc. Tech. Center, Hudson; Milford HS; Nashua HS North Region: 16

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1 1 3
Grade Levels
K 1-6 7-8 9-12 K-12
Total Enrollment
315 134 246
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 91
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua; Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Daniel Webster; Rivier; Franklin Pierce
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
PVA-EPVA, Inc. Greeting cards 260 1973
Label Art, Inc. Pressure sensitive labels 215 1963
Bur-Bak Machine Corporation Injection molding 55 1970
Kimball Physics, Inc. UHV electron 50 1973
Citronics Corporation Electronic assemblies 40 1979
General Machine & Foundry Aluminum castings 30 1969
Souhegan Wood Products Core plugs, winding cores 20 1940
S & Q Printers Printed forms 9 1984
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 31, 101
Nearest Interstate, Exit Everett Tpk., Exits 7 - 8;
or I-293, Exit 4
         Distance 14 miles; 21 miles
Railroad Boston & Maine
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Boire Field, Nashua
Runway
5,501 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 24 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
21 miles
Portland, ME
119 miles
Boston, MA
60 miles
New York City, NY
228 miles
Montreal, Quebec
269 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
81.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
9.4%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
2.6%
Other Means
0.4%
Worked at home
6.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.4 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
21%
Commuting to another NH community
71%
Commuting out-of-state
9%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
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
Museums
X Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
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
Campgrounds
Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak
   
Other: Hiking trails.
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 08/04/06

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