Wolfeboro New Hampshire Community Profile

Wolfeboro new hampshire community profile
Wolfeboro, NH
Community Contact Town of Wolfeboro
David W. Owen, Town Manager
PO Box 629
Wolfeboro, NH 03894

Telephone (603) 569-8161
Fax (603) 569-8167
E-mail wolftwnmgr@metrocast.net
Web Site www.wolfeboronh.us

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 4 pm

County Carroll
Labor Market Area Wolfeboro 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: 1770

Origin: This territory was granted to Dr. A.R. Cutter, William Tredwell, David Sewall, and Henry Apthorp, who had petitioned the Masonian Proprietors for a piece of waste land near Winnepeseocket Pond on which to settle. Their petition was granted in 1759, and named Wolfeborough in honor of General James Wolfe, who had been victorious at Quebec in 1759. In 1763, 2,300 acres were added to the 60 acres reserved for the governor. Governor John Wentworth established an estate on the site, known as Kingswood. This was the first summer country estate in northern New England. In 1770, residents petitioned for incorporation, which was granted.

Villages and Place Names: East Wolfeboro, Fernald, Keewayden, North Wolfeboro, South Wolfeboro, Stockbridge Corner, Wolfeboro Center, Wolfeboro Falls, Cotton Valley Station

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 447 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Wolfeboro totaled 3,541 over 50 years, from 2,581 in 1950 to 6,122 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 31 percent between 1970 and 1980; the smallest, a four percent increase between 1950 and 1960. The 2006 Census estimate for Wolfeboro was 6,625 residents, which ranked 47th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 137.1 persons per square mile of land area. Wolfeboro contains 48.3 square miles of land area and 10.1 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen/Town Manager
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2007 $29,279,425
Budget: School Appropriations, 2007-2008 $33,522,052
Zoning Ordinance 1950/07
Master Plan 2007
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Planning; Budget; Library; Police Comm.
Appointed:
Zoning; Conservation; Historic District

Public Library Wolfeboro Public

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro Local 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier Wolfeboro Electric
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Wolfeboro Water Dept.

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

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $11.86
2006 Equalization Ratio 68.5
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $8.10

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
92.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings
7.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
0.1%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 4,239
   
2006 Single-Family Units 3,423
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
4
2006 Multi-Family Units 708
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 108
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 6,625 47,475
2000 6,122 43,918
1990 4,842 35,526
1980 3,968 27,929
1970 3,036 18,548

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
2,864
Female
3,219

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
270
Age 5 to 19
1,187
Age 20 to 34
645
Age 35 to 54
1,797
Age 55 to 64
689
Age 65 and over
1,495
Median Age
45.3 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
90.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher
34.1%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $26,361
Median 4-person family income $53,269
Median household income $44,012

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$36,433
Female
$29,850

Families below the poverty level 3.5%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
2,852 3,143
Employed
2,773 3,046
Unemployed
79 97
Unemployment Rate
2.8% 3.1%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
340 342
Average Weekly Wage
$443 $778
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
2,176 2,639
Average Weekly Wage
$415 $619
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
2,516 2,981
Average Weekly Wage
$419 $638
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
568 512
Average Weekly Wage
$524 $660
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
3,084 3,493
Average Weekly Wage
$438 $641
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 part of Governor Wentworth Regional (Brookfield, Effingham, New Durham, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro) District: SAU 49
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
2 1 1 3
Grade Levels
K 1-6 7-8 9-12 P 9-12
Total Enrollment
524 463 895 373
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 259
Nearest Community/Technical College: Laconia
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; University of NH
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Governor Wentworth School District Education 472
Huggins Hospital Health care 323
Town of Wolfeboro Municipal services 232 FT/PT & seasonal
Sunbridge Nursing care 100-120
Brewster Academy Private school 100
Wickers Manufacturer of thermal underwear 91
Wolfeboro Inn Hotel, conference center 70-75
GI Plastek Plastic moldings 70
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 28, 109, 109A
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 18; I-93, Exit 24
         Distance 16 miles; 35 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
Pease International Distance 47 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 2

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
51 miles
Portland, ME
65 miles
Boston, MA
101 miles
New York City, NY
313 miles
Montreal, Quebec
259 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
74.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
13.4%
Public transportation
0.2%
Walked
3.3%
Other Means
1.8%
Worked at home
6.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
57%
Commuting to another NH community
36%
Commuting out-of-state
7%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
X 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
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
X Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other: Hampshire Pewter; Wentworth State Beach; Skateboard Park; Libby & Wright Museums
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/23/07

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