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Jaffrey, NH


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

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8 am - 3:30 pm, Thursday, 12 noon - 7 pm, Friday, 8 am - 12 noon

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 9
State Representative Cheshire County Districts 9, 14

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 2,091 over 56 years, from 3,154 in 1960 to 5,245 in 2016. The largest decennial percent change was a 30 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 24 percent increase over the next decade. The 2016 Census estimate for Jaffrey was 5,245 residents, which ranked 66th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2016 (US Census Bureau): 136.6persons 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, 2017 $10,685,739
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $28,521,654
Zoning Ordinance 1960/17
Master Plan 2017
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Building Inspector
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Library; Conservation; Economic Development
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

Utilities
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 PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2016 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $33.00
2016 Equalization Ratio 93.3
2016 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $30.66
2016 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings87.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings10.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.2%

(ACS 2012-2016) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,386
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,529
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 355
Five or More Units in Structure 268
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 234
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2016 5,245 75,774
2010 5,457 77,117
2000 5,487 73,993
1990 5,378 70,223
1980 4,349 62,116
1970 3,353 52,364
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2012-2016
Population by Gender
Male:   2,755 Female:   2,582
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 105
Age 5 to 19 1,226
Age 20 to 34 591
Age 35 to 54 1,411
Age 55 to 64 966
Age 65 and over 1,038
Median Age 46.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 90.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 21.6%

(ACS 2012-2016) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $30,366
Median family income $77,478
Median household income $62,800
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $50,063
Female $37,833
Individuals below the poverty level 14.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2006 2016
Civilian Labor Force 2,853 3,013
Employed 2,748 2,939
Unemployed 105 74
Unemployment Rate 3.7% 2.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $1,163 $1,440
Average Weekly Wage $870 $1,104
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $1,090 $977
Average Weekly Wage $518 $648
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $2,253 $2,417
Average Weekly Wage $700 $919
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $342 $349
Average Weekly Wage $762 $932
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $2,595 $2,767
Average Weekly Wage $708 $921

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 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12 9-12
Total Enrollment 320 304 390 24
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 92
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Franklin Pierce University; Keene State; New England; Antioch New England

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Millpore Corporation Industrial filters 772 1974
Jaffrey-Ringe School District Education 256
TFX Medical, Inc. Medical tubing 307 1980
DD Bean & Sons Paperbook matches 29 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 2012-2016) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 75.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 11.8%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 3.7%
Other Means 2.0%
Worked at home 7.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 23.4 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2012-2016)
Working in community of residence 30.9%
Commuting to another NH community 57.4%
Commuting out-of-state 11.7%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X 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

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security,April 2018. Community Response Received 06/06/17

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