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Rindge, NH

rindge New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Rindge Board of Selectmen
Jane Pitt, Town Administrator
30 Payson Hill Road
Rindge, NH 03461
Telephone (603) 899-5181
Fax (603) 899-2101
E-mail jpitt@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 District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District 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 5,009 over 53 years, from 941 in 1960 to 5,950 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was an 131 percent increase between 1960 and 1970, coinciding with the establishment of Franklin Pierce College. The 2013 Census estimate for Rindge was 5,950 residents, which ranked 57th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 160.5 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.

Type of Government Selectmen/Town Administrator
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014-2015 $3,938,511
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $11,767,386
Zoning Ordinance 1961/13
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

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 153

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 Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.46
2013 Equalization Ratio 109.3
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $27.20
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings82.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings15.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.9%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,190
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,734
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 146
Five or More Units in Structure 239
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 71
Total Population Community County
2013 5,950 76,723
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) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    2,999 Female:    2,951
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 416
Age 5 to 19 1,610
Age 20 to 34 1,546
Age 35 to 54 1,124
Age 55 to 64 652
Age 65 and over 602
Median Age 26.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 26.7%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $25,058
Median family income $77,077
Median household income $61,875
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $53,776
Female $37,500
Individuals below the poverty level 16.7%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 2,736 2,769
Employed 2,597 2,589
Unemployed 139 180
Unemployment Rate 5.1% 6.5%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 265 211
Average Weekly Wage $748 $916
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,451 1,375
Average Weekly Wage $412 $528
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,716 1,586
Average Weekly Wage $464 $580
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 41 77
Average Weekly Wage $758 $556
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,757 1,663
Average Weekly Wage $471 $579

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, Peterborough Region: 14
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 2
Grade Levels P K 1-5 K 1-12
Total Enrollment 385 65
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 9
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Franklin Pierce University; Keene State; Antioch New England

Franklin Pierce University (Rindge campus) Education 300 1962
Market Basket Supermarket 275 1991
Wal-Mart Retail store 200 1993
Hannaford Brothers Supermarket 114 1998
J. P. Stephens Restaurant 45
Woodbound Inn Restaurant, inn 40
Fogg's Mini-Mart Convenience store, deli 30
Allen & Matthewson Oil Fuel 30

(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 Ranch
Runway 2,982 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 50 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 47 miles
Portland, ME 143 miles
Boston, MA 63 miles
New York City, NY 231 miles
Montreal, Quebec 277 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 89.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.2%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.7%
Other Means 0.6%
Worked at home 4.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 37.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 7.5%
Commuting to another NH community 58.2%
Commuting out-of-state 34.3%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
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): Crotched Mountain, Pat's Peak, Wachusett (MA)
Other: Cathedral of the Pines; Harvet Fair; Rail Trails

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, March 2015.
Community Response Received 05/22/14

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