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Jaffrey, NH

jaffrey New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Jaffrey
Jon Frederick, Town Manager
10 Goodnow Street
Jaffrey, NH 03452
Telephone (603) 532-7880
Fax (603) 532-7862
E-mail jzola@townofjaffrey.com
Web Site www.townofjaffrey.com

Municipal Office Hours Town Manager: Monday to Friday, 8-4; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 8-3:30, Thursday, 11-6, Friday, 8-12

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 9
State Representative Cheshire County Districts 13, 18

Incorporated: 1773
Origin: In 1749 this territory was chartered as Monadnock Number 2, sometimes called Middle Monadnock or Middletown. It was one of the first towns established under the New Hampshire proprietors' purchase of undivided lands under the Masonian claim. The grant was renewed in 1767, and the town incorporated in 1773 as Jaffrey, in honor of George Jaffrey, member of a prominent Portsmouth family. Both his father and son were named George, and all three served as treasurer of the province. George Senior held the position when the state was still under Massachusetts rule. George III also served as proprietors' clerk, and was a life trustee of Dartmouth College, providing the design for the official college seal.
Villages and Place Names: Hadley, Jaffrey Center, Squantum
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,235 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Jaffrey totaled 1,987 over 50 years, from 3,353 in 1970 to 5,340 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Jaffrey was 5,476 residents, which ranked 67th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 142.6 persons per square mile of land area. Jaffrey contains 38.4 square miles of land area and 1.8 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Town Manager
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2022 $15,689,196
Budget: School Appropriations, 2022-2023 $12,828,280
Zoning Ordinance 1960/21
Master Plan 2020
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Building Inspector
Boards and Commissions
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Library; Conservation; Economic Development; Budget
Public Library Jaffrey Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Private
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 8 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Jaffrey Water Works
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $30.98
2022 Equalization Ratio 63.4
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.76
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings85.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings12.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.9%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,570
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,113
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 202
Five or More Units in Structure 197
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 58
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 5,476 77,350
2020 5,320 76,458
2010 5,457 77,117
2000 5,487 73,993
1990 5,378 70,223
1980 4,349 62,116
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   2,604 Female:   2,741
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 156
Age 5 to 19 1,204
Age 20 to 34 745
Age 35 to 54 1,497
Age 55 to 64 888
Age 65 and over 855
Median Age 42.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 3,891
High school graduate or higher 97.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 30.1%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $37,312
Median family income $95,917
Median household income $68,222
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $63,395
Female $35,743
Individuals below the poverty level 5.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 3,201 3,012
Employed 3,033 2,941
Unemployed 168 71
Unemployment Rate 5.2% 2.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 1,300 2,097
Average Weekly Wage $955 $1,436
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,019 1,004
Average Weekly Wage $591 $1,232
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 2,318 3,100
Average Weekly Wage $795 $1,370
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 383 334
Average Weekly Wage $829 $1,017
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 2,701 3,434
Average Weekly Wage $800 $1,336

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
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12 9-12
Total Enrollment 288 273 349 42
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 91
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Franklin Pierce; Keene State; New England; Antioch New England

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Millpore Corporation Industrial filters 972 1974
Jaffrey-Ringe School District Education 256 1970
TFX Medical, Inc. Medical tubing 307 1980
DD Bean & Sons Paperbook matches 80 1938
Good Shepherd Nursing Home Elder care services 91 1977
Belletetes Hardware store 77 1898
Medefab Medical devices 35 1990
Johnson Abrasives Coated abrasives 18 1979
New England Wood Pellet Wood pellets 39 1998
Atlas PyroVision Entertainment Group Pyrotechnic displays 25

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 202
State Routes 124, 137
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 3; Everett Tpk., Exits 7 - 8
Distance 32 miles; 33 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 44 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 44 miles
Portland, ME 138 miles
Boston, MA 71 miles
New York City, NY 226 miles
Montreal, Quebec 260 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 2,660
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.5%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.4%
Other Means 1.7%
Worked at home 3.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.6 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 35.2%
Commuting to another NH community 54.8%
Commuting out-of-state 10.0%
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
X Cinemas
X Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourist 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
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak, Crotched Mountain
Other: Historic District; Monadnock State Park; The Park Theatre

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 6/1/23

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