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New Ipswich, NH

newipswich New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of New Ipswich
Joanne Meshna, Town Administrator
661 Turnpike Road
New Ipswich, NH 03071
Telephone (603) 878-2772
Fax (603) 878-3855
E-mail administrator@townofnewipswich.org
Web Site www.townofnewipswich.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 9 am - 12: 30 pm, 1:30 pm - 4 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, 9 am - 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm - 4 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, 1 pm - 7 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Peterborough, NH LMA
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 12
State Representative Hillsborough County District 25

Incorporated: 1762
Origin: This town was first granted in 1735, and named by settlers from Ipswich, Massachusetts. New Hampshire's provincial government incorporated the town as Ipswich in 1762 and as New Ipswich in 1766. The state's second academy, New Ipswich Academy, was chartered here in 1789. The school was renamed Appleton Academy for Samuel Appleton, who donated, among other things, a library to the school. New Hampshire's first cotton mill was built here in 1804, ancestor to the cotton-producing centers of Waltham and Lawrence, Massachusetts, and Manchester, New Hampshire.
Villages and Place Names: Bank, Davis, Gibson Four Corners, Highbridge, New Ipswich Center, Smithville, Wilder
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,241 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for New Ipswich totaled 3,644 over 53 years, from 1,455 in 1960 to 5,099 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 65 percent increase between 1980 and 1990; the smallest, an eight percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2013 Census estimate for New Ipswich was 5,099 residents, which ranked 65th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 155.7 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with Meredith. New Ipswich contains 32.7 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $4,305,750
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $10,982,693
Zoning Ordinance 1987/15
Master Plan 2012
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Assessing; Trust Funds; Budget
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation; Finance; Recreation; Old Town Hall; Ambulance; Public Works
Public Library New Ipswich

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 12 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 PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Comcast
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $27.72
2014 Equalization Ratio 101.6
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $28.29
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings91.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings5.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.0%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,065
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,769
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 265
Five or More Units in Structure 15
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 16
Total Population Community County
2013 5,099 402,979
2010 5,099 400,721
2000 4,345 382,384
1990 4,017 336,549
1980 2,433 276,608
1970 1,803 223,941
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:   2,801 Female:   2,298
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 399
Age 5 to 19 1,285
Age 20 to 34 682
Age 35 to 54 1,403
Age 55 to 64 824
Age 65 and over 506
Median Age 37.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 89.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 32.6%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income 33,918
Median family income 88,141
Median household income 81,053
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male 60,911
Female 43,295
Individuals below the poverty level 4.8%

Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 2,359 2,841
Employed 2,268 2,703
Unemployed 91.0 138
Unemployment Rate 3.9% 4.9%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 630 605
Average Weekly Wage $738 $886
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 312 209
Average Weekly Wage $573 $710
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 942 814
Average Weekly Wage $683 $841
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 29 216
Average Weekly Wage $484 $794
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 971 1,030
Average Weekly Wage $677 $831
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Mascenic Regional (Greenville, Mason, New Ipswich) SAU 87
Career Technology Center(s): Milford HS & Spplied Technology Center; Wilbur H. Palmer Career & Tech Ed Center (Hudson); Nashua Technology Center Region: 16
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K R 1-4 5-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 409 353 328
2015 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 37
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Franklin Pierce University; Rivier; Daniel Webster

Hutter Construction Contractors 156 1973
Warwick Mills, Inc. Weavers 115 1935
Vanguard Manufacturing, Inc. Steel scaffolding 31 1969
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 123, 123A, 124
Nearest Interstate, Exit Everett Tpk., Exits 7 - 8; I-293, Exit 4
Distance 25 miles; 32 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Jaffrey - Silver Ranch
Runway 2,982 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 35 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 33 miles
Portland, ME 130 miles
Boston, MA 56 miles
New York City, NY 223 miles
Montreal, Quebec 286 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 2.2%
Public transportation 0.6%
Walked 1.4%
Other Means 0.8%
Worked at home 14.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 32.9%
Commuting to another NH community 44.1%
Commuting out-of-state 23%
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
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
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Windblown

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2015.
Community Response Received 06/15/15

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