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Greenfield, NH

greenfield New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Greenfield Board of Selectmen
Board of Selectmen
PO Box 256
Greenfield, NH 03047
Telephone (603) 547-3442
Fax (603) 547-3004
E-mail greenfieldnhbos@myfairpoint.net
Web Site www.greenfield-nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 5 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District District 9
State Representative Hillsborough County Districts 3, 38

Incorporated: 1791
Origin: This area was part of Cumberland or the Society Land which had been set aside by the Masonian Proprietors for their own estates. When first settled in 1753 by the Lynde family, it was known as Lyndeborough Addition. The Monadnock hills cut residents off from Lyndeborough's church and school, so in 1791 they petitioned for the right to form their own town. The name was chosen to indicate the town's location on a level, fertile ground between the hills. Greenfield is the location of the Crotched Mountain Foundation, a rehabilitation center for handicapped children; the Crotched Mountain Ski Area; and Greenfield State Park, on Otter Lake.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 934 residents in 1800
Population Trends: Population change for Greenfield totaled 958 over 53 years, from 538 in 1960 to 1,496 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 55 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, preceeded by an eight percent decrease the previous decade. The 2013 Census estimate for Greenfield was 1,496 residents, which ranked 161st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 56.5 persons per square mile of land area. Greenfield contains 26.5 square miles of land area and 0.6 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $2,007,839
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $2,391,342
Zoning Ordinance 1936/11
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Budget
Appointed:Conservation; Library; Cemetery; Zoning; Recycle; Energy; Recreation
Public Library Stephenson Memorial

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 6 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access No
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.63
2014 Equalization Ratio 99.5
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.97
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings91.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings5.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.9%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 674
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 592
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 39
Five or More Units in Structure 36
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 7
Total Population Community County
2013 1,496 402,979
2010 1,749 400,721
2000 1,671 382,384
1990 1,506 336,549
1980 972 276,608
1970 1,058 233,941
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:   775 Female:   721
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 100
Age 5 to 19 265
Age 20 to 34 243
Age 35 to 54 463
Age 55 to 64 226
Age 65 and over 199
Median Age 43.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 35.8%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income 31,066
Median family income 83,594
Median household income 68,750
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male 59,250
Female 35,139
Individuals below the poverty level 6.5%

Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 956 987
Employed 929 951
Unemployed 27.0 36
Unemployment Rate 2.8% 3.6%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 843 1,004
Average Weekly Wage $647 $762
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 31 38
Average Weekly Wage $442 $582
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 874 1,041
Average Weekly Wage $640 $756
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Contoocook Valley Cooperative (Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Hancock, Peterborough, Sharon, Temple) SAU 1
Career Technology Center(s): Region 14 Applied Technology Center Region: 14
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-4 P K 1-12
Total Enrollment 95 96
2015 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 186
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Franklin Pierce University; Keene State; New England

Crotched Mountain Brain injury rehabilitation center 900 1953
American Steel Steel erection, fabrication 50+ 1981
Brantwood Camp Summer camp 50  
Greenfield State Park NH State Park 30  
Delays Harvester Market Convenience store 15
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 31, 136
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 5
Distance 29 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hawthorne-Feather, Antrim
Runway 3,260 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 28 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 27 miles
Portland, ME 130 miles
Boston, MA 71 miles
New York City, NY 250 miles
Montreal, Quebec 264 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 73.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.8%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 1.3%
Other Means 1.3%
Worked at home 14.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 26.3%
Commuting to another NH community 67.9%
Commuting out-of-state 5.8%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
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 Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak, Crotched Mountain
Other: Two (2) Town Beaches; Greenfield State Park; Hiking

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2015.
Community Response Received 07/13/15

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