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Wilton

Wilton, New Hampshire

  •   State: 
    New Hampshire
      County: 
    Hillsborough County
      City: 
    Wilton
      County FIPS: 
    33011
      Coordinates: 
    42°50′36″N 71°44′06″W
      Area total: 
    25.70 sq mi (66.57 km²)
      Area land: 
    25.61 sq mi (66.33 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.09 sq mi (0.23 km²)
      Elevation: 
    384 ft (117 m)
      Established: 
    1762; Incorporated 1762 Villages Wilton West Wilton Wilton Center
  •   Latitude: 
    42,8381
      Longitude: 
    -71,7645
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Manchester-Nashua, NH
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    03086
      GMAP: 

    Wilton, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States

  •   Population: 
    3,896
      Population density: 
    152 residents per square mile of area (58.7/km²)
      Household income: 
    $51,335
      Households: 
    509
      Unemployment rate: 
    7.00%

The town was first part of a township chartered as "Salem-Canada" in 1735 by Colonial Governor Jonathan Belcher of Massachusetts. It was granted to soldiers from Salem, Massachusetts, who had served in 1690 under Sir William Phips in the war against Canada. The area was regranted in 1749 by New Hampshire colonial Governor Benning Wentworth as "Number Two", before being incorporated in 1762 as "Wilton". It was either named for Wilton in England, or for Sir Joseph Wilton, a famous English sculptor. The town's highest point is 1,140 feet (350 m) above sea level, where the east slope of Fisk Hill touches the town's western border. Wilton is drained by the Souhegan River and its tributaries, Stony Brook and Blood Brook. Via the Sou hegan, the entire town is part of the Merrimack River watershed. The main village in town is defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as the Wilton census-designated place and is located near the junction of New Hampshire Routes 31 and 101. The population was 3,896 at the 2020 census. Like many small New England towns, it grew up around water-powered textile mills, but is now a rural bedroom community with some manufacturing and service employment. It has a total area of 25.7 square miles (66.6 km²), of which 25.6 square miles of land and 0.1 sq mi of water.

History

The town was first part of a township chartered as "Salem-Canada" in 1735 by Colonial Governor Jonathan Belcher of Massachusetts. It was either named for Wilton in England, or for Sir Joseph Wilton, a famous English sculptor. Sir Wilton's coach design for King George III's coronation was later used as a model for the Concord coach. Today, Wilton is a rural town with orchards, farms and woodlands. The Souhegan River originally provided water power for mills. The town ofWilton, Maine, would later be name for Wilon, New Hampshire. The area was regranted in 1749 by New Hampshire colonial Governor Benning Wentworth as "Number Two", before being incorporated in 1762 as "Wilton". It is now a suburb of Portland, Maine. It has a population of around 2,000. It is located on the border of New Hampshire and Maine, and was once part of the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border. It also has a small portion of the Canadian border, where it was part of an area of protection against Indian attack in the 17th century. The name of the town is derived from the English town of Wilton on the banks of the River of Waverly, which means 'welcome' or 'home' in English. It became a town in the 18th century, when it was incorporated as 'Wilton' It was named after a local sculptor, who worked on the coronation coach for the King of England.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 25.7 square miles (66.6 km²) Wilton is drained by the Souhegan River and its tributaries, Stony Brook and Blood Brook. The entire town is part of the Merrimack River watershed. The town's highest point is 1,140 feet (350 m) above sea level, where the east slope of Fisk Hill touches the town's western border. It is located in the New Hampshire Boot Hill National Forest, which was created in the late 1800s by the state of New Hampshire and the U.S. state of Massachusetts. It was named after Wilton, New Hampshire, a town in the town of Boot Hill, which is in the Boot Hill District of the same region of the state. It has a population of 1,816 (1,716 in the 2010 Census). It is the only town in New Hampshire that is not in the state's Boot Hill Forest National Park. It also has a national park, which has been established in the early 1900s. Wilton has a town hall, which dates back to the 18th century, and a school, which opened in the 19th century. The Town of Wilton was named in honor of William Wilton who was the first settler in the area in 1805. The name Wilton comes from the word "wilton," which means "wile" or "wool" in English.

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,677 people, 1,418 households, and 1,015 families residing in the town. There were 1,530 housing units, of which 112, or 7.3%, were vacant. For the period 2011-2015, the estimated median annual income for a household was $71,066, and the median income for the family was $90,134. 4.3% of the population and 1.0% of families were below the poverty line. In the town, 23.5% were under the age of 18, 6.6% were from 18 to 24, 24.5%) from 25 to 44, 33.6%) from 45 to 64, and 11.9% were 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.02. For every 100 females age 18 and over, There were 99.2 males. The median age was 42.1 years. For each 100 females, there are 98.5 males. There are 1.2% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 0.2%. The racial makeup of the town was 97.1% white,0.4% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 1.5%. The town is located on the U.S.-Mexico border and is on the border of the state of Hawaii. It is located in the easternmost part of the island of Baja California.

Sites of interest

Wilton is home to part of the Russell-Abbott State Forest, named for two of Wilton's earliest families. Andy's Summer Playhouse is a children's theatre that attracts visitors throughout the region. The Wilton Town Hall Theatre is a private art-house movie theater which screens films in the Town Hall's auditorium and in a former dressing room for vaudeville troupes which once played the auditorium. The Oliver Whiting Homestead is a historic farmstead on Old County Farm Road. The Souhegan Mills have been used alternatively as an apple packing plant, a dressing mill, and an ammunition box factory during World War II. The Mills are currently the home of Sou hegan Wood Products, a manufacturer and distributor of a variety of recycled wood products. They are also home to a historic 150-year-old mill, Frye's Measure Mill, which is three miles west of downtown Wilton, at the junction of Davisville Road and Burton Highway, with tours available. They also host a number of other tourist attractions, such as the Wilton Museum, a museum of American Art, and Wilton Historical Society's Museum of American History, which dates back to the 18th century. The town is located on the banks of the Connecticut River, which runs through the center of the town. It has a population of around 2,000 people, with the majority of its residents living in and around the town center. It is located in the northern part of New Hampshire.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Wilton, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire = 42.6. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 59. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Wilton = 3.2 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 3,896 individuals with a median age of 39.4 age the population dropped by -0.89% in Wilton, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 152 residents per square mile of area (58.7/km²). There are average 2.41 people per household in the 509 households with an average household income of $51,335 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.00% of the available work force and has dropped -4.04% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 24.92%. The number of physicians in Wilton per 100,000 population = 215.1.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Wilton = 45.7 inches and the annual snowfall = 68.9 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 94. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 195. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 13.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 53, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Wilton, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire which are owned by the occupant = 53.11%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 31.4 years with median home cost = $227,600 and home appreciation of -4.49%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $23.37 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $6,066 per student. There are 13.9 students for each teacher in the school, 393 students for each Librarian and 299 students for each Counselor. 5.00% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 16.74% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 8.60% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Wilton's population in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire of 1,696 residents in 1900 has increased 2,3-fold to 3,896 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.43% female residents and 48.57% male residents live in Wilton, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.

    As of 2020 in Wilton, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire are married and the remaining 45.05% are single population.

  • 29.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Wilton require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    86.98% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 4.34% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 3.74% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Wilton, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, 53.11% are owner-occupied homes, another 42.56% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.33% are vacant.

  • The 51.75% of the population in Wilton, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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