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Greenville, NH

greenville New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Greenville Board of Selectmen
Tara Sousa, Town Administrator
Main Street, PO Box 343
Greenville, NH 03048
Telephone (603) 878-2084
Fax (603) 878-5038
E-mail administrator@greenvillenh.org
Web Site www.greenvillenh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Tuesday, Thursday, 10 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm, Wednesday, 10 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 3 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Tuesday, Thursday, 10 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm, Wednesday, 1 pm - 8 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division
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 Hillsborough County Districts 4, 38

Incorporated: 1872
Origin: This town was for many years a part of Mason, which was chartered in 1768. What is now Greenville was alternately known as Slipton, Mason Harbor, and Mason Village. By 1872 it was a prosperous community, its location at the High Falls on the Souhegan River providing access to plentiful water power for the state's first industries. At one time, there were factories making cotton and woolen goods, furniture, shoes, twine, flour, lead pencils, and tinware. Incorporated in 1872, Greenville is the third-youngest town in New Hampshire.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,072 residents in 1880
Population Trends: Population change for Greenville totaled 724 over 55 years, from 1,385 in 1960 to 2,109 in 2015. The largest decennial percent change was between 1970 and 1980, when the population increased by 25 percent. The 2015 Census estimate for Greenville was 2,109 residents, which ranked 136th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2015 (US Census Bureau): 306.5 persons per square mile of land area. Greenville contains 6.9 square miles of land area and 0 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2017 $2,143,218
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017 $18,634,703
Zoning Ordinance 1987/07
Master Plan 1985
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Fire Wards; Library; Cemetery; Trust Funds
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Library; Conservation; Beautification
Public Library Chamberlin Free Public

Emergency Services
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 Municipal
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2016 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.28
2016 Equalization Ratio 95.0
2016 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.85
2016 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings75.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings21.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.9%

(ACS 2011-2015) Housing
Total Housing Units 954
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 464
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 143
Five or More Units in Structure 96
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 251
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2015 2,109 403,972
2010 2,105 400,721
2000 2,231 382,384
1990 2,095 336,549
1980 1,988 276,608
1970 1,587 223,941
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2011-2015
Population by Gender
Male:   1,035 Female:   1,074
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 206
Age 5 to 19 365
Age 20 to 34 377
Age 35 to 54 543
Age 55 to 64 344
Age 65 and over 274
Median Age 41.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 90.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 12.9%

(ACS 2011-2015) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $24,457
Median family income $63,850
Median household income $52,602
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $46,875
Female $34,896
Individuals below the poverty level 13.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2006 2016
Civilian Labor Force 1,168 1,137
Employed 1,115 1,097
Unemployed 53 40
Unemployment Rate 4.5% 3.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 109 101
Average Weekly Wage $929 $1,009
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 182 112
Average Weekly Wage $1,261 $680
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 290 213
Average Weekly Wage $1,137 $837
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 29 40
Average Weekly Wage $524 $679
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 319 253
Average Weekly Wage $1,081 $812

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 Mascenic Regional (Greenville, Mason, New Ipswich) SAU 87
Career Technology Center(s): Milford HS & Applied Technology Center; Wilbur H. Palmer Career & Tech Ed Center (Hudson); Nashua Technology Center Region: 16
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 18
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Franklin Pierce University; Daniel Webster; Rivier

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Pilgrim Food, Inc. Vinegar, apple juice, mustard 47 1971
Lamarre Concrete Concrete forms 13 1989
City Line Auto sales 8
Approved Color Corporation Color blends for plastics 6 1975
Haffner's Heating oil, propane 6 2010

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 31, 45, 123, 124
Nearest Interstate, Exit Everett Tpk., Exits 7 - 8; I-293, Exit 4
Distance 22 miles; 30 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 32 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 33 miles
Portland, ME 127 miles
Boston, MA 60 miles
New York City, NY 221 miles
Montreal, Quebec 271 miles

(ACS 2011-2015) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 70.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 19.2%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.2%
Other Means 1.9%
Worked at home 6.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.6 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2011-2015)
Working in community of residence 11.4%
Commuting to another NH community 72.0%
Commuting out-of-state 16.6%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X 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
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Crotched Mountain
Other: Fire Works; Independence Day parade

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2017. Community Response Received 05/30/17

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