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Gilford New Hampshire

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Gilford New Hampshire Community Profile
Gilford, NH
Community Contact
Town of Gilford
Evans E. Juris, Administrator
47 Cherry Valley Road
Gilford, NH 03249

Telephone (603) 527-4700
Fax (603) 527-4711
E-mail selectmen@gilfordnh.org
Web Site www.gilfordnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm, Town Clerk/Tax Collector extended hours until 7 pm on Thursday

County Belknap
Labor Market Area Laconia NH Micro-NECTA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Belknap County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 4
State Representative
Belknap County District 5
Incorporated: 1812

Origin: Once a part of Gilmanton called Gunstock Parish, the town was named for a key battle at the end of the revolution, the Battle of Guilford Court House, North Carolina. Sargent Lemuel B. Mason, who had fought in that battle, had retired to Gunstock Parish. In 1812, he successfully proposed incorporation of a new town to be named Gilford. North Carolina's Guilford Court House has long since been renamed Martinsville. The original name is used by the Gunstock recreation area on Belknap Mountain.

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,816 residents in 1820

Population Trends: Gilford's population has grown well above the statewide average rate, growing more than five times larger over fifty years. Decennial growth rates ranged from a 16 percent increase between 1990-2000 to a 63 percent increase between 1950-1960. Gilford's population increased by a total of 5,552 residents, going from 1,251 in 1950 to 6,803 residents in 2000. The 2004 Census estimate for Gilford was 7,436 residents, which ranked 41st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2004: 191.7 persons per square mile of land area. Gilford contains 38.8 square miles of land area and 14.7 square miles of inland water area.

Villages and Place Names: Ames, Dockham Shore, Glendale, Lake Shore Park, Belknap Point

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $9,820,765
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1962/04
Master Plan 2004
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Board of Selectmen; Fire Engineer; School Board; Library Trustees
Appointed:
Planning Board; Conservation Commission; Zoning Board of Adjustment; Recreation Commission; Historic District Commission

Public Library Gilford Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Town Fire Insurance Rating 5/9
Emergency Medical Service Municipal

Nearest Hospital(s):
Lakes Region General, Laconia
Distance: 4 miles Staffed Beds: 106

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop.
Natural Gas Supplier KeySpan
Water Supplier Gilford Village District; Gunstock Acres Village District

Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Private
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling Program
Voluntary

Telephone Company Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Cable Internet Service:  
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES
2004 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.66
2004 Equalization Ratio 92.3
2004 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $15.32

2004 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
91.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings
8.4%
Other Property including Utilities
0.5%

HOUSING
2003 Total Housing Units 4,619
   
2003 Single-Family Units 3,474
Building Permits Issued
59
2003 Multi-Family Units 551
Building Permits Issued
7
2003 Manufactured Housing Units 594
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DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2004 7,436 60,858
2000 6,836 56,576
1990 6,016 49,294
1980 4,841 42,884
1970 3,219 32,367

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
3,259
Female
3,544

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
361
Age 5 to 19
1,368
Age 20 to 34
788
Age 35 to 54
2,328
Age 55 to 64
813
Age 65 and over
1,145
Median Age
42.9 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
93.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher
34.9%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (Census 2000)
Per capita income $32,667
Median 4-person family income $56,554
Median household income $48,658

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$38,839
Female
$27,325

Families below the poverty level 2.2%

LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 1994 2004
Civilian Labor Force
3,349 3,699
Employed
3,236 3,582
Unemployed
113 117
Unemployment Rate
3.4% 3.2%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES 1994 2004
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
412 599
Average Weekly Wage
$490 $678
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
1,581 2,242
Average Weekly Wage
$295 $516
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
1,993 2,841
Average Weekly Wage
$335 $550
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
411 522
Average Weekly Wage
$451 $598
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
2,404 3,363
Average Weekly Wage
$355 $558
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Gilford operates grades K-12 District: SAU 73
Career Technology Center(s): J. Oliva Huot Technical Center, Laconia; Winnisquam Regional High School, Tilton Region: 08

Educational Facilities
Elementary
Middle/Junior High
High School
Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
1
1
Grade Levels
K 1-5
5-8
9-12
Total Enrollment
540
308
543

NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2004: Total Facilities: 11 Total Capacity: 287
Nearest Community/Technical College: Laconia
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE
EMPLOYEES
ESTABLISHED
Gunstock Recreation Area Recreation 550
Gilford School District Education 260
Hannaford Brothers Supermarket 200 1991
Wal-Mart Department store 200 1998
Molex, Inc. Manufacturing 200
Laconia Savings Bank Banking services 115 2002
Shaws Supermarket Supermarket 113 2001
Town of Gilford Municipal services 83 1812
Orthopedic Professional Association Medical services 50 1999
WLNH/WLKZ/WEMJ Radio stations 33

TRANSPORTATION
Road Access Federal Routes 3
  State Routes 11, 11A, 11B, 11C
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 20
         Distance 10 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation Yes
Nearest Airport Laconia
Runway
    5,286 feet
Lighted?
Yes
Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Commercial Airport
Manchester
Distance
50 miles

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
48 miles
Portland, ME
105 miles
Boston, MA
98 miles
New York City, NY
296 miles
Montreal, Quebec
246 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
87.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
6.6%
Public transportation
0.2%
Walked
1.8%
Other Means
0.3%
Worked at home
3.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 22.8 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
29%
Commuting to another NH community
65%
Commuting out-of-state
6%
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RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X
Golf Courses
X
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
X
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X
Museums
X
Cinemas
X
Performing Arts Facilities
X
Tourists Attractions
X
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 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 Recreational Area
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other: Summer concert arena; Ellacoya State Beach

Copyright 2005 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 06/23/05

All information regarding the communities is from sources deemed reliable and is submitted subject to errors, omissions, modifications, and withdrawals without notice. No warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy of the information contained herein. Specific questions regarding individual cities and towns should be directed to the community contact.
Here a sample of Homes Condos for sale on Gilford NH. See all Gilford NH Real Estate
Town Type Price Body of Water Bedrooms Water Frontage
Gilford NH Home  New or Updated! $3,895,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 4   259
Gilford NH Home   $2,995,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 4   150
Gilford NH Home  New or Updated! $2,195,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 5   200
Gilford NH Home   $1,895,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 5   183
Gilford NH Home   $1,795,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 4   
Gilford NH Home   $1,695,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 4   100
Gilford NH Home   $1,670,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 5   100
Gilford NH Home   $1,600,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 5   150
Gilford NH Home   $1,479,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 3   100
Gilford NH Home  New or Updated! $1,150,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 4   150
Gilford NH Home   $1,095,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 3   935
Gilford NH Home  New or Updated! $769,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 3   
Gilford NH Home   $749,900 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 3   
Gilford NH Home   $599,900 Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 5   
Gilford NH Home   $599,900 Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 4   
Gilford NH Home   $599,000 Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 4   
Gilford NH Home   $599,000 Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 4   
Gilford NH Home  New or Updated! $599,000 Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 3   111
Gilford NH Condo   $564,900 Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 3   640
Gilford NH Condo  New or Updated! $549,000 Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 3   640
Gilford NH Home  New or Updated! $549,000 Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 3   58
Gilford NH Home   $545,000 Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 5   
Gilford NH Condo   $535,900 Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 3   
Gilford NH Condo   $497,000 Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 3   
Gilford NH Home   $479,900 Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 5   
Gilford NH Home  New or Updated! $475,000 Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 4   
Gilford NH Home   $459,000 Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 3   
Gilford NH Home  New or Updated! $449,000 Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 3   900
Gilford NH Home   $449,000 Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 3   
Gilford NH Home   $434,900 Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 3   390
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Jason E. Starr (Broker) (603)393-7227
85 Curtis Rd Gilford NH 03249