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New Ipswich, NH

newipswich New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of New Ipswich
Joanne Meshna, Town Administrator
661 Turnpike Road
New Ipswich, NH 03071
Telephone (603) 878-2772
Fax (603) 878-3855
E-mail administrator@townofnewipswich.org
Web Site www.townofnewipswich.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 9 am - 12: 30 pm, 1:30 pm - 4 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, 9 am - 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm - 4 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, 1 pm - 7 pm

County Hillsborough
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 12
State Representative Hillsborough County District 25

Incorporated: 1762
Origin: This town was first granted in 1735, and named by settlers from Ipswich, Massachusetts. New Hampshire's provincial government incorporated the town as Ipswich in 1762 and as New Ipswich in 1766. The state's second academy, New Ipswich Academy, was chartered here in 1789. The school was renamed Appleton Academy for Samuel Appleton, who donated, among other things, a library to the school. New Hampshire’s first cotton mill was built here in 1804, ancestor to the cotton-producing centers of Waltham and Lawrence, Massachusetts, and Manchester, New Hampshire.
Villages and Place Names: Bank, Davis, Gibson Four Corners, Highbridge, New Ipswich Center, Smithville, Wilder
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,241 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for New Ipswich totaled 3,690 over 55 years, from 1,455 in 1960 to 5,145 in 2015. The largest decennial percent change was a 65 percent increase between 1980 and 1990; the smallest, an eight percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2015 Census estimate for New Ipswich was 5,145 residents, which ranked 66th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2015 (US Census Bureau): 157.1 persons per square mile of land area. New Ipswich contains 32.7 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2017 $3,584,802
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017 $18,266,566
Zoning Ordinance 1987/17
Master Plan 2012
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Assessing; Trust Funds; Budget
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation; Recreation; Old Town Hall
Public Library New Ipswich

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 Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Comcast
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
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) $26.23
2016 Equalization Ratio 93.6
2016 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.86
2016 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings90.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings5.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.8%

(ACS 2011-2015) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,995
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,802
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 146
Five or More Units in Structure 30
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 17
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2015 5,145 403,972
2010 5,099 400,721
2000 4,345 382,384
1990 4,017 336,549
1980 2,433 276,608
1970 1,803 223,941
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2011-2015
Population by Gender
Male:   2,864 Female:   2,281
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 493
Age 5 to 19 749
Age 20 to 34 914
Age 35 to 54 1,159
Age 55 to 64 962
Age 65 and over 558
Median Age 37.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 91.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 34.3%

(ACS 2011-2015) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $35,210
Median family income $91,776
Median household income $84,332
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $61,827
Female $47,578
Individuals below the poverty level 2.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2006 2016
Civilian Labor Force 2,452 2,811
Employed 2,359 2,725
Unemployed 93 86
Unemployment Rate 3.8% 3.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 677 540
Average Weekly Wage $836 $1,017
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 310 221
Average Weekly Wage $635 $775
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 987 761
Average Weekly Wage $773 $947
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 59 202
Average Weekly Wage $275 $868
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,046 962
Average Weekly Wage $745 $930

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 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K R 1-4 5-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 416 308 340
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 37
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Franklin Pierce University; Rivier; Daniel Webster

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Warwick Mills, Inc. Weavers 115 1935
Vanguard Manufacturing, Inc. Steel scaffolding 31 1969
Hutter Construction Contractors 156 1973

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 123, 123A, 124
Nearest Interstate, Exit Everett Tpk., Exits 7 - 8; I-293, Exit 4
Distance 25 miles; 32 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 35 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 36 miles
Portland, ME 130 miles
Boston, MA 61 miles
New York City, NY 222 miles
Montreal, Quebec 269 miles

(ACS 2011-2015) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 79.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.9%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.1%
Other Means 0.8%
Worked at home 13.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 35.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2011-2015)
Working in community of residence 29.9%
Commuting to another NH community 46.0%
Commuting out-of-state 24.1%
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
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 Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Windblown

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2017. Community Response Received 06/13/17

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