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New Ipswich, NH

newipswich New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of New Ipswich
Scott Butcher, 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 District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District District 12
State Representative Hillsborough County District 25

Incorporated: 1762
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 3,590 over 49 years, from 1,803 in 1970 to 5,393 in 2019. 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 2019 Census estimate for New Ipswich was 5,393 residents, which ranked 65th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 164.7 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with Berlin. 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, 2020 $2,444,030
Budget: School Appropriations, 2018-2019 $8,293,704
Zoning Ordinance 1987/18
Master Plan 2012
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Assessing; Trust Funds
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation; Recreation; Old Town Hall: Finance Advisory; Heritage
Public Library New Ipswich

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Private
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
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.73
2019 Equalization Ratio 97.6
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.06
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings91.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings5.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.1%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,036
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,807
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 29
Five or More Units in Structure 156
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 44
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 5,393 417,025
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) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   2,742 Female:   2,578
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 446
Age 5 to 19 1,051
Age 20 to 34 1,010
Age 35 to 54 1,195
Age 55 to 64 917
Age 65 and over 701
Median Age 37.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 94.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 26.3%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $35,518
Median family income $90,256
Median household income $80,882
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $53,939
Female $40,833
Individuals below the poverty level 4.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 2,522 2,960
Employed 2,353 2,875
Unemployed 169 85
Unemployment Rate 3.7% 2.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 541 586
Average Weekly Wage $848 $1,235
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 267 210
Average Weekly Wage $670 $728
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 808 796
Average Weekly Wage $789 $1,101
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 42 213
Average Weekly Wage $564 $818
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 850 1,009
Average Weekly Wage $778 $1,041

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 408 289 329
2020 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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.8%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 9.5%
Worked at home 25.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 39.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 22.1%
Commuting to another NH community 52.5%
Commuting out-of-state 25.4%
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
Tourist 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
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 7/30/20

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