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Hinsdale, NH

hinsdale New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Hinsdale
Jill Collins, Town Administrator
11 Main Street, PO Box 13
Hinsdale, NH 03451
Telephone (603) 336-5710
Fax (603) 336-5711
E-mail hinsdale.nh@myfairpoint.net
Web Site http://hinsdale.govoffice.com

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am - 12 noon, 12:30 pm - 4 pm

County Cheshire
Labor Market Area Brattleboro, VT-NH LMA, NH part
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 2
State Senate District 10
State Representative Cheshire County District 1

Incorporated: 1753
Origin: This area was a portion of the Northfield, Massachusetts grant which included Fort Dummer, an important Connecticut River trading post. The town was chartered in 1753 as Hindsdale, later spelled Hinsdale, named for Colonel Ebenezer Hindsdale, who was from a prominent family in Deerfield, and chaplain of Fort Dummer. He later enlisted as an officer, and established the trading post at Fort Hindsdale, reportedly at his own expense. The original charter included territory west of the Connecticut River which became part of Vermont when that state was established.
Villages and Place Names: Dole Junction, North Hinsdale
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 522 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Hinsdale totaled 1,691 over 57 years, from 2,187 in 1960 to 3,878 in 2017. The largest decennial percent change was between 1960 and 1970, when the population increased by 50 percent. The 2017 Census estimate for Hinsdale was 3,878 residents, which ranked 99th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2017 (US Census Bureau): 187.3 persons per square mile of land area. Hinsdale contains 20.7 square miles of land area and 1.9 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2017 $5,069,472
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $16,002,000
Zoning Ordinance 1970/16
Master Plan 2014
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Budget; Library; Trust Funds; Planning; Zoning
Appointed:Conservation; Capital Improvement; Tax Increment Finance District
Public Library Hinsdale Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department On call
Emergency Medical Service Rescue Inc., Brattleboro, VT
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Brattleboro Memorial, Brattleboro VT 8 miles 61
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 21 miles 91

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Hinsdale Water Department
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2017 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $30.41
2017 Equalization Ratio 96.9
2017 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $28.14
2017 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings52.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings15.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other32.0%

(ACS 2013-2017) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,979
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,183
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 186
Five or More Units in Structure 107
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 503
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2017 3,878 75,960
2010 4,046 77,117
2000 4,101 73,993
1990 3,938 70,223
1980 3,631 62,116
1970 3,276 52,364
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2013-2017
Population by Gender
Male:   1,862 Female:   2,063
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 139
Age 5 to 19 668
Age 20 to 34 536
Age 35 to 54 1,257
Age 55 to 64 576
Age 65 and over 749
Median Age 45.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 90.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 14.4%

(ACS 2013-2017) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $28,595
Median family income $61,792
Median household income $57,340
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $43,542
Female $43,071
Individuals below the poverty level 9.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2007 2017
Civilian Labor Force 2,477 2,044
Employed 2,374 1,979
Unemployed 103 65
Unemployment Rate 4.2% 3.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2007 2017
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $247 $231
Average Weekly Wage $611 $702
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $438 $405
Average Weekly Wage $434 $485
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $685 $635
Average Weekly Wage $498 $564
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $53 $86
Average Weekly Wage $694 $560
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $739 $721
Average Weekly Wage $512 $564

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Hinsdale operates grades K-12 SAU 92
Career Technology Center(s): Windham Regional Career Center (VT) Region: 20
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 296 114 150
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 39
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Keene State; Franklin Pierce University; Antioch New England

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Wal-Mart Retail store 230 1993
Continental Cable Company Rope assemblies, industrial cables 35 1974
Clear Solutions Acrylic Fabrication 25 1993
HCP Packaging USA Inc. Design, development, and manufacture of packaging containers 100 2004
American Propane Co. Propane delivery & service 18 1997

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 63, 119
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exits 1 - 2
Distance 8 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Dillant-Hopkins, SwanzeyRunway6,201 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 74 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 83 miles
Portland, ME 176 miles
Boston, MA 105 miles
New York City, NY 202 miles
Montreal, Quebec 250 miles

(ACS 2013-2017) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 12.8%
Public transportation 0.6%
Walked 0.6%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 4.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2013-2017)
Working in community of residence 22.2%
Commuting to another NH community 25.0%
Commuting out-of-state 52.8%
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
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): Ascutney, Okemo, Snow Mountains (VT)
Other: Pisgah State Park; Connecticut River; Fort Hill Recreational Trail; Rails to Trails

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2019. Community Response Received 7/20/16

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