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Pittsfield, NH

pittsfield New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Pittsfield Town Office
William R. Williams, Town Administrator
85 Main Street
Pittsfield, NH 03263
Telephone (603) 435-6773
Fax (603) 435-7922
E-mail pittsfieldnh@metrocast.net
Web Site www.pittsfield-nh.com

Municipal Office Hours Monday, 11 am - 7 pm, Tuesday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Concord NH Micro-NECTA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 4
State Senate District District 17
State Representative Merrimack County Districts 21, 29

Incorporated: 1782
Origin: For many years, this territory was the unnamed northern parish of Chichester. In 1782, John Cram, William Chase, and Jonathan Leavitt Jr. petitioned the legislature on behalf of residents for incorporation of a parish separate from Chichester. The petition was granted in March 1782. Like Pittsburg in the north, Pittsfield was named for William Pitt, Prime Minister of England, and a great friend of the Colonies prior to the American Revolution, who had died in1778. Pittsfield was home to Hiram Americanus Tuttle, Governor of New Hampshire, 1891-1893.
Villages and Place Names: Rings Corner, Webster Mills, South Pittsfield
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 888 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Pittsfield totaled 1,663 over 53 years, from 2,419 in 1960 to 4,082 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 29 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, accounting for half of the total numeric increase. The 2013 Census estimate for Pittsfield was 4,082 residents, which ranked 91st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 169.2 persons per square mile of land area. Pittsfield contains 24.1 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $4,381,366
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $11,399,445
Zoning Ordinance 1988/14
Master Plan 2010
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Trust Funds; Ethics; Planning
Appointed:Conservation; Zoning; Economic Development; Parks & Recreation; Budget
Public Library Josiah Carpenter

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Full-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 16 miles 237

Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Pittsfield Aqueduct Company
Sanitation Municipal
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 Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $30.78
2013 Equalization Ratio 119.5
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $36.35
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings83.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings13.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.4%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,718
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,029
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 273
Five or More Units in Structure 251
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 165
Total Population Community County
2013 4,094 146,761
2010 4,106 146,445
2000 3,955 136,716
1990 3,713 120,618
1980 2,889 98,302
1970 2,517 80,925
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   2,094 Female:   2,010
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 329
Age 5 to 19 672
Age 20 to 34 726
Age 35 to 54 1,424
Age 55 to 64 529
Age 65 and over 424
Median Age 38.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 85.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 22.2%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $24,131
Median family income $63,043
Median household income $56,019
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $44,188
Female $32,153
Individuals below the poverty level 18.4%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 2,344 2,262
Employed 2,249 2,140
Unemployed 95 122
Unemployment Rate 4.1% 5.4%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 584 463
Average Weekly Wage $758 $969
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 278 430
Average Weekly Wage $501 $778
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 862 893
Average Weekly Wage $675 $877
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 225 231
Average Weekly Wage $465 $616
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,087 1,124
Average Weekly Wage $632 $823

Schools students attend: Pittsfield operates grades K-12 SAU 51
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technology Center Region: 11
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-6 7-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 289 91 161
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 73
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: UNH School of Law

Globe Manufacturing Co. Firefighters turnout clothing 300 1887
Pittsfield School District Education 165
Rustic Crust All Natural Pizza Crusts 40 1996
Town of Pittsfield Municipal services 26 1782
H. A. Marston Inc Transportation services 21 1935
Barry Podmore Inc Micro manufacturing 12 1982

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 28, 107
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 15
Distance 16 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Concord Municipal
Runway 6,005 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 31 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 26 miles
Portland, ME 88 miles
Boston, MA 77 miles
New York City, NY 290 miles
Montreal, Quebec 265 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.7%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 1.6%
Other Means 0.9%
Worked at home 7.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 24.9%
Commuting to another NH community 71.5%
Commuting out-of-state 3.6%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
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
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
Other: Old Home Day; Hot Air Balloon Rally

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 7/11/2014

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