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Rindge, NH

rindge New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Rindge Board of Selectmen
Town Administrator
30 Payson Hill Road
Rindge, NH 03461
Telephone (603) 899-5181
Fax (603) 899-2101
E-mail selectmen@town.rindge.nh.us
Web Site www.rindgenh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 9 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 4 pm, Friday, 9 am - 1 pm, Meeting every other Wednesday 6 pm; Town Clerk: Monday through Thursday, 9 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 4 pm, second and fourth Thursday, 9 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 6:30 pm, Friday, 9 am - 1 pm; Tax Collector: Monday through Thursday, 9 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 4 pm, Friday, 9 am - 1 pm

County Cheshire
Labor Market Area Peterborough, NH LMA
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 5
State Senate District 12
State Representative Cheshire County Districts 11, 14

Incorporated: 1768
Origin: This territory was first granted by the Massachusetts government in 1736. The grantees were soldiers from Rowley, Massachusetts, returning from the war in Canada, and the settlement was known as Rowley-Canada. Following establishment of New Hampshire as a separate province, the Masonian Proprietors regranted the territory, and it was renamed Monadnock Number 1, or South Monadnock, in 1749. The town was incorporated as Rindge in 1768, in honor of Captain Daniel Rindge, one of the original grant holders who was related by marriage to Governor Benning Wentworth.
Villages and Place Names: Converseville, Cutter Hill, East Rindge, Jones Corner, Rand, Thomas, West Rindge, Woodmere
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,143 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Rindge totaled 4,966 over 55 years, from 941 in 1960 to 5,907 in 2015. The largest decennial percent change was an 131 percent increase between 1960 and 1970, coinciding with the establishment of Franklin Pierce College. The 2015 Census estimate for Rindge was 5,907 residents, which ranked 59th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2015 (US Census Bureau): 159.3 persons per square mile of land area. Rindge contains 37.1 square miles of land area and 2.7 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen/Town Administrator
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $3,966,400
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $13,701,456
Zoning Ordinance 1961/14
Master Plan 2011
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Library
Public Library Ingalls Memorial

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Full-time & volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 14 miles 25
Heywood Hospital, Gardner MA 14 miles 134

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 ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
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) $27.89
2015 Equalization Ratio 99.1
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.95
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings82.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings16.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.9%

(ACS 2011-2015) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,199
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,901
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 108
Five or More Units in Structure 64
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 52
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2015 5,907 76,430
2010 6,014 77,117
2000 5,475 73,993
1990 4,938 70,223
1980 3,375 62,116
1970 2,175 52,364
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2011-2015
Population by Gender
Male:   2,928 Female:   2,979
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 418
Age 5 to 19 1,599
Age 20 to 34 1,300
Age 35 to 54 1,212
Age 55 to 64 700
Age 65 and over 678
Median Age 30.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 27.5%

(ACS 2011-2015) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $27,977
Median family income $87,426
Median household income $75,490
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $47,065
Female $38,214
Individuals below the poverty level 8.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 2,819 2,721
Employed 2,689 2,563
Unemployed 130 158
Unemployment Rate 4.6% 5.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2005 2015
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 254 206
Average Weekly Wage $858 $1,088
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,458 1,400
Average Weekly Wage $446 $528
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,713 1,606
Average Weekly Wage $507 $600
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 65 68
Average Weekly Wage $523 $634
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,777 1,675
Average Weekly Wage $508 $602

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative (Jaffrey, Rindge) SAU 47
Career Technology Center(s): Region 14 Applied Technology Center Region: 14
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 2
Grade Levels P K 1-5 K 1-12
Total Enrollment 375 66
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Franklin Pierce University; Keene State; Antioch New England

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Franklin Pierce University (Rindge campus) Education 300 1962
Market Basket Supermarket 275 1991
Wal-Mart Retail store 200 1993
Hannaford Brothers Supermarket 114 1998
Woodbound Inn Restaurant, inn 40
Hometown Irving Gas, convenience store, deli 30
Allen & Matthewson Oil Fuel 30

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 202
State Routes 119
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91, Exit 28 (MA) or Exit 2 (VT)
Distance 34 miles; 36 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Jaffrey - Silver RanchRunway2,982 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 50 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 44 miles
Portland, ME 138 miles
Boston, MA 75 miles
New York City, NY 222 miles
Montreal, Quebec 263 miles

(ACS 2011-2015) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 76.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.5%
Public transportation 0.7%
Walked 5.4%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 12.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2011-2015)
Working in community of residence 32.2%
Commuting to another NH community 41.0%
Commuting out-of-state 26.8%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
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): Crotched Mountain, Pat's Peak, Wachusett (MA)
Other: Cathedral of the Pines; Harvet Fair; Rail Trails

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, April 2017. Community Response Received 05/11/16

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