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Pittsburg, NH

pittsburg New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Pittsburg
Board of Selectmen
1526 Main Street
Pittsburg, NH 03592
Telephone (603) 538-6697
Fax (603) 538-6706
E-mail townoffice@pittsburg-nh.com
Web Site www.pittsburg-nh.com

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4:30 pm

County Coös
Labor Market Area Colebrook, NH-VT LMA, NH part
Tourism Region Great North Woods
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Coös Economic Development Corp.

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

Incorporated: 1840
Origin: This territory was settled well before the Revolution, though the land was not granted by the English government but sold to speculators by an Abenaki chief. Because of this, the US-Canada boundary in the area was disputed for nearly 60 years. In 1832, exasperated residents established Indian Stream Republic and declared themselves a sovereign nation, with their own constitution and separate government. After four years, Canada relinquished claim to the territory, and residents accepted New Hampshire authority. Indian Stream Republic was incorporated with Pittsburg in 1840, though the official boundary lines were not established until 1848. The name Pittsburg is in honor of William Pitt, Prime Minister of England.
Villages and Place Names: Moose Alley
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 301 residents in 1830
Population Trends: Population change for Pittsburg totaled 236 over 54 years, from 639 in 1960 to 875 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 16 percent between 1980 and 1990, which was followed by a four percent decline in population over the next decade. The 2014 Census estimate for Pittsburg was 875 residents, which ranked 193rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 3.1 persons per square mile of land area, the third lowest among the cities and towns. Pittsburg contains 282.3 square miles of land area and 9.0 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015-2016 $736,932
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $2,279,956
Zoning Ordinance No Board
Master Plan 1992
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By n/a
Boards and Commissions
Public Library Bremer Pond Memorial

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Upper Connecticut Valley, Colebrook 14 miles 16

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

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.30
2015 Equalization Ratio 103.7
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.42
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings86.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings7.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other6.7%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,758
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,497
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 32
Five or More Units in Structure 35
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 194
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 875 32,202
2010 869 33,055
2000 868 33,156
1990 902 34,879
1980 780 35,014
1970 726 34,189
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   446 Female:   429
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 2
Age 5 to 19 98
Age 20 to 34 50
Age 35 to 54 234
Age 55 to 64 252
Age 65 and over 239
Median Age 47.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 16.2%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $29,625
Median family income $46,250
Median household income $38,000
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $31,944
Female $35,500
Individuals below the poverty level 12.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 459 395
Employed 428 374
Unemployed 31 21
Unemployment Rate 6.8% 5.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 20 13
Average Weekly Wage $523 $566
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 174 165
Average Weekly Wage $285 $356
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 194 177
Average Weekly Wage $310 $371
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 71 76
Average Weekly Wage $570 $625
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 266 253
Average Weekly Wage $380 $447

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Pittsburg operates grades K-12 SAU 7
Career Technology Center(s): Canaan Career Center (VT) Region: 1
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 54 38
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; Lyndon State (VT); Bishop's University (Canada)

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Pittsburg School District Education 30 1912
Town of Pittsburg Municipal services 20 1840

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 3
State Routes 145
Nearest Interstate, Exit Aut-55 (QC), Exit 21; I-91 (VT), Exit 28
Distance 45 miles; 57 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Gifford Field, ColebrookRunway2,440 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 139 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 165 miles
Portland, ME 145 miles
Boston, MA 216 miles
New York City, NY 397 miles
Montreal, Quebec 132 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 73.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 1.8%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 7.8%
Other Means 1.5%
Worked at home 15.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 66.5%
Commuting to another NH community 25.4%
Commuting out-of-state 8.1%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
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
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Balsams Wilderness
Other: Connecticut Lakes State Forest; Lake Francis State Park; ATV Trails, Snowmobile Trails

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2016. Community Response Received 06/08/15

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