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Community Contact Milan Board of Selectmen
Randy Fortin, Chairman
PO Box 300
  Milan, NH 03588
Telephone (603) 449-2484
Fax (603) 449-2142
Web Site
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday to Thursday, 7-3, meet every other Monday, 6-7; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday to Thursday 8-1 and 2-7
County Coos County
Labor Market Area Berlin, NH Micropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Great North Woods Region
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Coos Economic Development Corp.
Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 1
State Representative Coos County District 2
Incorporated: 1824
Origin: This territory was first granted as Paulsbourg in 1771, named for a cousin of Governor John Wentworth, Paul Wentworth. Among the early settlers were relatives and descendents of the Harris and Twitchell families, who had established one of the first woolen mills in America at Harrisville. In 1824, Governor Levi Woodbury, a close friend of Milan Harris who was interested in expanding wool culture and manufacturing in New Hampshire, authorized naming the town in his honor. In the mid-1800s, a large vein of gold was discovered in the hills, which was mined for several years.
Villages and Place Names: Copperville, West Milan
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 14 residents in 1810
Population Trends: Population change for Milan totaled 613 over 50 years, from 713 in 1970 to 1,326 in 2020. The largest decennial percent change was a 42 percent increase from 1970 to 1980. The town's population decreased by one percent from 2010 to 2020.The 2022 Census estimate for Milan was 1,372 residents, which ranked 173rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area: 2022 (US Census Bureau): 21.5 persons per square mile of land area. Milan contains 63.9 square miles of land area and 0.5 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget:Municipal Appropriations,2021 $1,273,101
Budget:School Appropriations,2020-2021 $3,411,577
Zoning Ordinance 1973/12
Master Plan 2001
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
    Elected: Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Trust Funds; Library; Cemetery
    Appointed: Conservation; Emergency Management
Public Library Milan Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Contracted out
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Androscoggin Valley, Berlin 7 miles   25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
    Curbside Trash Pickup Contracted
    Pay-As-You-Throw Program No
    Recycling Program Voluntary
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
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 $20.37
2022 Equalization Ratio 66
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $13.3
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Valuation by Property Type
    Residential Land and Buildings 79.2%
    Commercial Land and Buildings 6.1%
    Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other 14.8%

Housing (ACS 2018-2022)
Total Housing Units 805
Single-Family Units,Detached or Attached 622
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:
    Two to Four Units in Structure 24
    Five or More Units in Structure 3
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 156

Population(1-Year Estimates/Decennial) (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
   2022 1,372   31,476
   2020 1,326   31,268
   2010 1,334   33,055
   2000 1,334   33,111
   1990 1,254   34,828
   1980 1,013   35,147

Demographics American Community Survey (ACS 2018-2022)
Population by Gender
Male   682 Female   626
Population by Age Group
      Under Age 5 33
      Age 5 to 19 205
      Age 20 to 34 153
      Age 35 to 54 351
      Age 55 to 64 255
      Age 65 and over 311
            Median Age 50.8 years

Educational Attainment, population age 25 or older 991
      High school graduation or higher 91.4%
      Bachelor's degree or higher 20.3%
Income, Inflation Adjusted $   (ACS 2018-2022)
Per Capita Income $36,583
Median Family Income $68,750
Median Household Income $70,750
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
      Male $62,250
      Female $39,115
Individuals below poverty level 5.6%
Labor Force   (NHES - ELMI)

Annual Average 2012 2022
    Civilian Labor Force 776   623
    Employed 715   601
    Unemploymed 61   22
    Unemployment rate 7.9%   3.5%

Employment & Wages   (NHES-ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Good-Producing Industries  
    Average Employment  119  69
    Average Weekly Wage  $742  $1,048
Service-Providing Industries  
    Average Employment  82  56
    Average Weekly Wage  $389  $594
Total Private  
    Average Employment  201  125
    Average Weekly Wage  $598  $843
Government(Federal, State, Local)  
    Average Employment  62  53
    Average Weekly Wage  $428  $0
Total, Private Industry plus Government  
    Average Employment  262  178
    Average Weekly Wage  $560  $753
If "n" appears, data do not meet disclosure standards.

Education and Child Care
Schools Students Attend: Milan operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Berlin District: SAU 20
Career Technology Center: Berlin Regional Career & Technical Center
Educational Facilities(includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1      
Grade Levels P K 1-6      
Total Enrollment 120      
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains

2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (DHHS-Bureau of Child Care Licensing)   Total Facilities:     0   Capacity:     0

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Milan Lumber Saw mill lumber 48
Milan Variety Convenience store, restaurant 10
Kel-log, Kelly Trucking Logging, trucking, forestry 28
Employer Information Supplied by Municipality
Transportation (distance estimated from city/town hall)
Road Access US Routes:
State Routes: 16, 110, 110A, 110B
Nearest Interstate/Exit: I-93, Exits 35 - 36
Distance: 47 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
    Berlin Municipal Runway  5,200 ft. asphalt
    Lighted?  Yes Navigation Aids?  Yes
Nearest Airport With Scheduled Service
    Portland (ME) International Distance   107 miles
    Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 8
Driving distance to select cities:
    Manchester, New Hampshire 139 miles
    Portland, Maine 109 miles
    Boston, Massachusetts 189 miles
    New York City, New York 379 miles
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada 169 miles
Commuting To Work (ACS 2018-2022)
Workers 16 years of age and over
  Drove alone, car/truck/van: 80.2%
  Carpooled, car/truck/van: 9.8%
  Used Public Transportation: 0.4%
  Walked: 1.3%
  Traveled by other means: 2.0%
  Worked at home: 6.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work: 26.0 minutes
Work in community of residence: 90.2%
Commute to other NH community: 6.2%
Commute out-of-state: 3.6%
Recreation, Attractions, Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (ie Scouts and 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
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
Overnight or Day Camps

Nearest Ski Areas: Wildcat, Wilderness
Other: Milan Hill State Park; Kayaking; Canoeing; Ice Skating Rink: Outdoor Facility