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Community Contact Town of Wilton
Jane Farrell, Town Clerk/Tax Collector
42 Main Street, PO Box 83
  Wilton, NH 03086
Telephone (603) 654-9451
Fax (603) 654-6663
Web Site
Municipal Office Hours Administration: Monday to Friday, 8-4; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 9-4, Thursday, 9-7
County Hillsborough County
Labor Market Area Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division, NH portion
Tourism Region Monadnock Region
Planning Commission Nashua Regional Planning
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.
Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 5
State Senate District 11
State Representative Hillsborough County District 32
Incorporated: 1762
Origin: This territory was first settled in 1738 as Number 2, one of the towns on the state's border laid out to provide protection against Indian attacks. The town was first granted by the Massachusetts government in 1749. In 1761, residents petitioned Governor Benning Wentworth for an incorporation, which was granted the following year, to continue until 1765. The town was incorporated again in 1765, ""until his Majesty's pleasure be known."" Governor Wentworth named the town Wilton, probably in honor of Sir Joseph Wilton, a famous English sculptor. Wilton's coach design for King George III's coronation was later used as a model for the Concord Coach.
Villages and Place Names: Davisville, West Wilton, Wilton Center
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1105 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Wilton totaled 1,622 over 50 years, from 2,276 in 1970 to 3,898 in 2020. The largest decennial percent change was a 20 percent increase from 1990 to 2000. The town's population increased by five percent from 2010 to 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Wilton was 3,966 residents, which ranked 100th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area: 2022 (US Census Bureau): 154.9 persons per square mile of land area. Wilton contains 25.6 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget:Municipal Appropriations,2022 $5,869,559
Budget:School Appropriations,2021-2022 $13,152,064
Zoning Ordinance 1971/22
Master Plan 2022
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Nashua Regional Planning /Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
    Elected: Please visit for a list of boards & committees to which citizens may be elected or appointed.
Public Library Wilton Public - Gregg Free

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time Chief & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Full-time & volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 15 miles   25
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua 18 miles   159
Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua 17 miles   163

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells; Wilton Water Works
Sanitation Milford sewer & 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; TDS Telecom
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service: Business Yes
High Speed Internet Service: Resident Yes

Property Taxes (NH Dept. of Revenue Administration)
2022 Total Tax Rate $20.66
2022 Equalization Ratio 85.9
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $17.68
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Valuation by Property Type
    Residential Land and Buildings 90.3%
    Commercial Land and Buildings 8%
    Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other 1.7%

Housing (ACS 2018-2022)
Total Housing Units 1,826
Single-Family Units,Detached or Attached 1,283
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:
    Two to Four Units in Structure 462
    Five or More Units in Structure 41
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 40

Population(1-Year Estimates/Decennial) (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
   2022 3,966   427,493
   2020 3,898   422,937
   2010 3,678   400,721
   2000 3,731   380,841
   1990 3,129   335,838
   1980 2,669   276,608

Demographics American Community Survey (ACS 2018-2022)
Population by Gender
Male   1,924 Female   1,992
Population by Age Group
      Under Age 5 184
      Age 5 to 19 476
      Age 20 to 34 636
      Age 35 to 54 1,144
      Age 55 to 64 687
      Age 65 and over 789
            Median Age 47 years

Educational Attainment, population age 25 or older 3,069
      High school graduation or higher 96.1%
      Bachelor's degree or higher 34.8%
Income, Inflation Adjusted $   (ACS 2018-2022)
Per Capita Income $46,915
Median Family Income $115,410
Median Household Income $89,274
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
      Male $77,718
      Female $58,717
Individuals below poverty level 4.5%
Labor Force   (NHES - ELMI)

Annual Average 2012 2022
    Civilian Labor Force 2,055   2,180
    Employed 1,949   2,128
    Unemploymed 106   52
    Unemployment rate 5.2%   2.4%

Employment & Wages   (NHES-ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Good-Producing Industries  
    Average Employment  557  298
    Average Weekly Wage  $908  $1,191
Service-Providing Industries  
    Average Employment  519  394
    Average Weekly Wage  $622  $1,042
Total Private  
    Average Employment  1,075  692
    Average Weekly Wage  $770  $1,106
Government(Federal, State, Local)  
    Average Employment  197  197
    Average Weekly Wage  $747  $0
Total, Private Industry plus Government  
    Average Employment  1,272  890
    Average Weekly Wage  $767  $1,065
If "n" appears, data do not meet disclosure standards.

Education and Child Care
Schools Students Attend: Grades K-12 are part of Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative District: SAU 63
Career Technology Center: Wilbur H. Palmer Career & Tech Ed Ctr (Hudson)
Educational Facilities(includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1 1
Grade Levels 1-5 6-8 9-12 P K 1-12
Total Enrollment 240 124 145 321
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest College or Universities: Rivier; Franklin Pierce

2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (DHHS-Bureau of Child Care Licensing)   Total Facilities:     2   Capacity:     74

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Wilton-Lyndeborough Coop Education 69
Kimball Physics, Inc. UHV electron 50 1973
Souhegan Wood Products Core plugs, winding cores 20 1940
S & Q Printers Printed forms 9 1984
Wilton Elementary School Education 55
High Mowing School Education 24
Town of Wilton Municipal Services 30 1762
Pine Hill School Education 21
Employer Information Supplied by Municipality
Transportation (distance estimated from city/town hall)
Road Access US Routes:
State Routes: 31, 101
Nearest Interstate/Exit: Everett Tpk., Exits 7 - 8; or I-293, Exit 4
Distance: 14 miles; 21 miles
Railroad Guilford Rail Service
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
    Boire Field, Nashua Runway  6,000 ft. asphalt
    Lighted?  Yes Navigation Aids?  Yes
Nearest Airport With Scheduled Service
    Manchester-Boston Regional Distance   24 miles
    Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to select cities:
    Manchester, New Hampshire 25 miles
    Portland, Maine 119 miles
    Boston, Massachusetts 60 miles
    New York City, New York 225 miles
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada 264 miles
Commuting To Work (ACS 2018-2022)
Workers 16 years of age and over
  Drove alone, car/truck/van: 84.5%
  Carpooled, car/truck/van: 1.8%
  Used Public Transportation: 0.0%
  Walked: 1.2%
  Traveled by other means: 0.6%
  Worked at home: 11.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work: 29.2 minutes
Work in community of residence: 87.7%
Commute to other NH community: 5.1%
Commute out-of-state: 7.2%
Recreation, Attractions, Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
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 Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreation Areas
Overnight or Day Camps

Nearest Ski Areas: Pat's Peak, Crotched Mountain
Other: Hiking Trails; Swimming Pond