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Hinsdale, NH

hinsdale New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Hinsdale
Jill Collins, Town Administrator
11 Main Street, PO Box 13
Hinsdale, NH 03451
Telephone (603) 336-5710
Fax (603) 336-5711
E-mail hinsdale.nh@myfairpoint.net
Web Site http://hinsdale.govoffice.com

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am - 12 noon, 12:30 pm - 4 pm

County Cheshire
Labor Market Area Brattleboro VT-NH LMA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 10
State Representative Cheshire County District 1

Incorporated: 1753
Origin: This area was a portion of the Northfield, Massachusetts grant which included Fort Dummer, an important Connecticut River trading post. The town was chartered in 1753 as Hindsdale, later spelled Hinsdale, named for Colonel Ebenezer Hindsdale, who was from a prominent family in Deerfield, and chaplain of Fort Dummer. He later enlisted as an officer, and established the trading post at Fort Hindsdale, reportedly at his own expense. The original charter included territory west of the Connecticut River which became part of Vermont when that state was established.
Villages and Place Names: Dole Junction, North Hinsdale
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 522 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Hinsdale totaled 1,785 over 53 years, from 2,187 in 1960 to 3,972 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was between 1960 and 1970, when the population increased by 50 percent. The 2013 Census estimate for Hinsdale was 3,972 residents, which ranked 94th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 191.8 persons per square mile of land area. Hinsdale contains 20.7 square miles of land area and 1.9 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014-2015 $4,582,763
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $12,035,367
Zoning Ordinance 1970/10
Master Plan 2010
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Budget; Library; Trust Funds; Planning; Zoning
Appointed:Conservation; Capital Improvement; Tax Increment Finance District
Public Library Hinsdale Public

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department On call
Emergency Medical Service Rescue Inc., Brattleboro, VT
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Brattleboro Memorial, Brattleboro VT 8 miles 61
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 21 miles 140

Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Hinsdale Water Department
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.85
2013 Equalization Ratio 100.6
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $27.40
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings53.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings14.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other32.3%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,016
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,052
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 258
Five or More Units in Structure 200
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 506
Total Population Community County
2013 4,007 76,851
2010 4,046 77,117
2000 4,101 73,993
1990 3,938 70,223
1980 3,631 62,116
1970 3,276 52,364
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   2,076 Female:   1,970
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 275
Age 5 to 19 559
Age 20 to 34 711
Age 35 to 54 1,168
Age 55 to 64 564
Age 65 and over 769
Median Age 45.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 86.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 11.5%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $23,098
Median family income $53,877
Median household income $45,398
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $40,625
Female $33,056
Individuals below the poverty level 9.5%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 2,417 2,357
Employed 2,328 2,202
Unemployed 89 155
Unemployment Rate 3.7% 6.6%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 344 203
Average Weekly Wage $496 $649
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 479 430
Average Weekly Wage $369 $476
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 823 633
Average Weekly Wage $422 $532
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 59 60
Average Weekly Wage $579 $626
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 881 692
Average Weekly Wage $433 $540

Schools students attend: Hinsdale operates grades K-12 SAU 92
Career Technology Center(s): The Cheshire Career Center, Keene; Fall Mountain Regional High School - CTE, Langdon; Windham Regional Career Center, Brattleboro, VT Region: 13
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 269 127 152
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 46
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Keene State; Franklin Pierce University; Antioch New England

Wal-Mart Retail store 230 1993
Continental Cable Company Rope assemblies, industrial cables 35 1974
Clear Solutions Acrylic Fabrication 25 1993
HCP Packaging USA Inc. Design, development, and manufacture of packaging containers 100 2004
American Propane Co. Propane delivery & service 18 1997

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 63, 119
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exits 1 - 2
Distance 8 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Dillant-Hopkins, Swanzey
Runway 6,201 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 74 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 73 miles
Portland, ME 175 miles
Boston, MA 94 miles
New York City, NY 212 miles
Montreal, Quebec 252 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.6%
Public transportation 0.6%
Walked 2.7%
Other Means 0%
Worked at home 2.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 19.6 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 25.4%
Commuting to another NH community 22.3%
Commuting out-of-state 52.3%
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
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 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
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Ascutney, Okemo, Snow Mountains (VT)
Other: Pisgah State Park; Connecticut River; Fort Hill Recreational Trail; Rails to Trails

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 6/11/2014

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