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Community Contact Town of Wolfeboro
James Pineo, Town Manager
PO Box 629
  Wolfeboro, NH 03894
Telephone (603) 569-8161
Fax (603) 569-8167
Web Site
Municipal Office Hours Town Manager, Tax Collector: Monday to Friday, 8-4; Town Clerk: Monday to Friday, 8-1 and 2-4
County Carroll County
Labor Market Area Wolfeboro, 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 Districts 6, 7
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, Keewaydin, 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 3,339 over 50 years, from 3,036 in 1970 to 6,375 in 2020. The largest decennial percent change was a 31 percent increase from 1970 to 1980. The town's population increased by two percent from 2010 to 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Wolfeboro was 6,609 residents, which ranked 51st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area: 2022 (US Census Bureau): 136.7 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,2022 $47,283,315
Budget:School Appropriations,2021-2022 $17,526,771
Zoning Ordinance 1950/22
Master Plan 2019
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
    Elected: Selectmen; Planning; Budget; Library; Police Commission; Zoning
    Appointed: Conservation; Agriculture; Economic Dev; Heritage
Public Library Wolfeboro Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Private - Full-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro Local   25

Electric Supplier Wolfeboro Electric
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Wolfeboro Water Department
Sanitation Wolfeboro Sewer Dept & private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
    Curbside Trash Pickup Private
    Pay-As-You-Throw Program No
    Recycling Program Mandatory
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service: Business Yes
High Speed Internet Service: Resident Limited

Property Taxes (NH Dept. of Revenue Administration)
2022 Total Tax Rate $13.22
2022 Equalization Ratio 61.2
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $8.07
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Valuation by Property Type
    Residential Land and Buildings 91.9%
    Commercial Land and Buildings 8%
    Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other 0.1%

Housing (ACS 2018-2022)
Total Housing Units 4,285
Single-Family Units,Detached or Attached 3,602
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:
    Two to Four Units in Structure 356
    Five or More Units in Structure 110
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 217

Population(1-Year Estimates/Decennial) (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
   2022 6,609   52,154
   2020 6,375   50,107
   2010 6,278   47,818
   2000 6,114   43,666
   1990 4,842   35,410
   1980 3,968   27,931

Demographics American Community Survey (ACS 2018-2022)
Population by Gender
Male   2,978 Female   3,506
Population by Age Group
      Under Age 5 26
      Age 5 to 19 976
      Age 20 to 34 498
      Age 35 to 54 1,398
      Age 55 to 64 1,365
      Age 65 and over 2,221
            Median Age 56.6 years

Educational Attainment, population age 25 or older 5,243
      High school graduation or higher 95.8%
      Bachelor's degree or higher 40.8%
Income, Inflation Adjusted $   (ACS 2018-2022)
Per Capita Income $45,808
Median Family Income $101,214
Median Household Income $75,783
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
      Male $65,848
      Female $77,500
Individuals below poverty level 9.2%
Labor Force   (NHES - ELMI)

Annual Average 2012 2022
    Civilian Labor Force 2,976   2,848
    Employed 2,826   2,778
    Unemploymed 150   70
    Unemployment rate 5.0%   2.5%

Employment & Wages   (NHES-ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Good-Producing Industries  
    Average Employment  211  274
    Average Weekly Wage  $782  $1,159
Service-Providing Industries  
    Average Employment  2,306  2,414
    Average Weekly Wage  $696  $1,026
Total Private  
    Average Employment  2,517  2,688
    Average Weekly Wage  $703  $1,039
Government(Federal, State, Local)  
    Average Employment  510  510
    Average Weekly Wage  $806  $0
Total, Private Industry plus Government  
    Average Employment  3,028  3,197
    Average Weekly Wage  $720  $1,046
If "n" appears, data do not meet disclosure standards.

Education and Child Care
Schools Students Attend: Grades K-12 are part of Governor Wentworth Regional (Brookfield, Effingham, Middleton, New Durham, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro) District: SAU 49
Career Technology Center: Lakes Region Technology Center (Wolfeboro)
Educational Facilities(includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 2 1 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-6 7-8 9-12 9-12 PG
Total Enrollment 373 388 720 342
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest College or Universities: Plymouth State; University of NH

2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (DHHS-Bureau of Child Care Licensing)   Total Facilities:     3   Capacity:     234

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Governor Wentworth School District Education 286
Huggins Hospital Health care services 370
Town of Wolfeboro Municipal services 90
Genesis Healthcare - Wolfeboro Bay Center Nursing care services 95
Brewster Academy Private school 239
Wolfeboro Inn Hotel, conference center 60/25 seasonal
P.S.I Molded Plastek Plastic moldings 129
Hunter's Shop 'n Save Grocery store 70
Harvest Market Grocery store 51
Wolfeboro Area Children's Center, Inc. Child care services 42
Employer Information Supplied by Municipality
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 Carroll County Transit
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   57 miles
    Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to select cities:
    Manchester, New Hampshire 57 miles
    Portland, Maine 63 miles
    Boston, Massachusetts 102 miles
    New York City, New York 304 miles
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada 248 miles
Commuting To Work (ACS 2018-2022)
Workers 16 years of age and over
  Drove alone, car/truck/van: 70.7%
  Carpooled, car/truck/van: 11.2%
  Used Public Transportation: 0.0%
  Walked: 4.5%
  Traveled by other means: 0.0%
  Worked at home: 13.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work: 21.0 minutes
Work in community of residence: 82.1%
Commute to other NH community: 14.9%
Commute out-of-state: 3.0%
Recreation, Attractions, Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
X Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X 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: Abenaki, Gunstock
Other: New Hampshire Boat Museum; Wentworth State Beach; Skateboard Park; Libby & Wright Museums; 3 Town beaches; 4 Public boat ramps; The Nick Recreational Complex and Dog park; Clark Park Historical Society Bldgs.; Wolfeboro Trolley