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Community Contact Town of Moultonborough
Charles F. Smith, Town Administrator
PO Box 139
  Moultonborough, NH 03254
Telephone (603) 476-2347
Fax (603) 476-5835
Web Site
Municipal Office Hours Town Hall: Monday to Friday, 7:30-4; Town Clerk: Monday to Friday, 9-12 and 1-4; Tax Collector: Monday to Friday, 9-4
County Carroll County
Labor Market Area Meredith, NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes Region
Planning Commission Lakes Region Planning Commission
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 3
Incorporated: 1777
Origin: This territory was first chartered in 1763, to a group of settlers from Hampton who in 1748 had petitioned the Masonian Proprietors for part of the ungranted lands in the province. The charter describes the boundaries as ""running along the northerly shore of Winnepisseoky Pond, and including a neck and point of land running into the pond."" Among them were members of the Moulton family, led by Colonel Jonathan Moulton, who was considered to be one of the richest men in the province at the start of the American Revolution. The town was named in honor of Colonel Moulton. In 1765, territory known as Moultonborough Gore was annexed to the town.
Villages and Place Names: Clark Landing, Lees Mill, Moultonborough Falls, State Landing, Winnipesaukee
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 565 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Moultonborough totaled 3,628 over 50 years, from 1,310 in 1970 to 4,938 in 2020. The largest decennial percent change was a 68 percent increase from 1970 to 1980. The town's population increased by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, the fourth largest percent change among the cities and towns. The 2022 Census estimate for Moultonborough was 5,163 residents, which ranked 72nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area: 2022 (US Census Bureau): 86 persons per square mile of land area. Moultonborough contains 60 square miles of land area and 15 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget:Municipal Appropriations,2023-2024 $13,688,205
Budget:School Appropriations,2023-2024 $16,762,021
Zoning Ordinance 1985/14
Master Plan 2008
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
    Elected: Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Library; Trust Funds
    Appointed: Conservation; Heritage; Capital Improvement; Advisory Budget Committee
Public Library Moultonborough Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro 19 miles   25
Concord Hospital - Laconia 21 miles   72

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 Program Mandatory
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications; GTE NH
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service: Business Yes
High Speed Internet Service: Resident Yes

Property Taxes (NH Dept. of Revenue Administration)
2022 Total Tax Rate $4.78
2022 Equalization Ratio 82.2
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $3.92
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Valuation by Property Type
    Residential Land and Buildings 96.2%
    Commercial Land and Buildings 3.1%
    Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other 0.6%

Housing (ACS 2018-2022)
Total Housing Units 4,998
Single-Family Units,Detached or Attached 4,699
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:
    Two to Four Units in Structure 183
    Five or More Units in Structure 42
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 74

Population(1-Year Estimates/Decennial) (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
   2022 5,163   52,154
   2020 4,938   50,107
   2010 4,059   47,818
   2000 4,487   43,666
   1990 2,966   35,410
   1980 2,206   27,931

Demographics American Community Survey (ACS 2018-2022)
Population by Gender
Male   2,562 Female   2,388
Population by Age Group
      Under Age 5 120
      Age 5 to 19 682
      Age 20 to 34 880
      Age 35 to 54 753
      Age 55 to 64 1,034
      Age 65 and over 1,481
            Median Age 55.5 years

Educational Attainment, population age 25 or older 4,032
      High school graduation or higher 96.3%
      Bachelor's degree or higher 45.0%
Income, Inflation Adjusted $   (ACS 2018-2022)
Per Capita Income $60,229
Median Family Income $109,659
Median Household Income $95,020
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
      Male $70,188
      Female $55,300
Individuals below poverty level 1.9%
Labor Force   (NHES - ELMI)

Annual Average 2012 2022
    Civilian Labor Force 2,165   2,197
    Employed 2,068   2,150
    Unemploymed 97   47
    Unemployment rate 4.5%   2.1%

Employment & Wages   (NHES-ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Good-Producing Industries  
    Average Employment  231  216
    Average Weekly Wage  $983  $1,268
Service-Providing Industries  
    Average Employment  962  1,129
    Average Weekly Wage  $622  $890
Total Private  
    Average Employment  1,193  1,345
    Average Weekly Wage  $691  $951
Government(Federal, State, Local)  
    Average Employment  274  237
    Average Weekly Wage  $762  $0
Total, Private Industry plus Government  
    Average Employment  1,467  1,581
    Average Weekly Wage  $705  $959
If "n" appears, data do not meet disclosure standards.

Education and Child Care
Schools Students Attend: Moultonborough operates grades K-12 District: SAU 45
Career Technology Center: Lakes Region Technology Center (Wolfeboro)
Educational Facilities(includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1  
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12  
Total Enrollment 242 101 141  
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest College or Universities: Plymouth State

2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (DHHS-Bureau of Child Care Licensing)   Total Facilities:     1   Capacity:     59

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Penta Corporation Construction 120 1984
Meredith Village Savings Bank Banking services 56 1981
CruCon Cruise Internet cruise co. 75 2014
Bank of New Hampshire Banking services 10 1996
Miracle Farms Landscaping Property management, landscaping 75
Moultonborough School District Education 110
Stephen's Landscaping Landscaping 75
Castle in the Clouds Historical/Recreational
Employer Information Supplied by Municipality
Transportation (distance estimated from city/town hall)
Road Access US Routes:
State Routes: 25, 109, 171
Nearest Interstate/Exit: I-93, Exit 23
Distance: 19 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
    Moultonborough Airport Runway  3,475 ft. asphalt
    Lighted?  Yes Navigation Aids?  No
Nearest Airport With Scheduled Service
    Manchester-Boston Regional Distance   73 miles
    Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to select cities:
    Manchester, New Hampshire 68 miles
    Portland, Maine 73 miles
    Boston, Massachusetts 118 miles
    New York City, New York 317 miles
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada 230 miles
Commuting To Work (ACS 2018-2022)
Workers 16 years of age and over
  Drove alone, car/truck/van: 63.7%
  Carpooled, car/truck/van: 12.0%
  Used Public Transportation: 1.2%
  Walked: 1.6%
  Traveled by other means: 0.2%
  Worked at home: 21.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work: 23.4 minutes
Work in community of residence: 53.8%
Commute to other NH community: 42.0%
Commute out-of-state: 4.2%
Recreation, Attractions, Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (ie Scouts and 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 Recreation Areas
X Overnight or Day Camps

Nearest Ski Areas: Red Hill; Gunstock; King Pine
Other: Castle in the Clouds; Loon Center; Markus Wildlife Sanctuary