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Pittsburg, NH

pittsburg New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Pittsburg
Board of Selectmen
1526 Main Street
Pittsburg, NH 03592
Telephone (603) 538-6697
Fax (603) 538-6706
E-mail townoffice@pittsburg-nh.com
Web Site www.pittsburg-nh.com

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen's Office: Monday to Thursday, 8-12 and 1-4, Friday, 8-12 and 1-3; Town Clerk: Tuesday and Wednesday, 9-3, Thursday, 12-6, Friday, 8-1; Tax Collector: Monday, 9-12, Thursday, 12-6

County Coos
Labor Market Area Colebrook, NH-VT LMA, NH part
Tourism Region Great North Woods
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Coos Economic Development Corp.

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

Incorporated: 1840
Origin: This territory was settled well before the Revolution, though the land was not granted by the English government but sold to speculators by an Abenaki chief. Because of this, the US-Canada boundary in the area was disputed for nearly 60 years. In 1832, exasperated residents established Indian Stream Republic and declared themselves a sovereign nation, with their own constitution and separate government. After four years, Canada relinquished claim to the territory, and residents accepted New Hampshire authority. Indian Stream Republic was incorporated with Pittsburg in 1840, though the official boundary lines were not established until 1848. The name Pittsburg is in honor of William Pitt, Prime Minister of England.
Villages and Place Names: Moose Alley
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 301 residents in 1830
Population Trends: Population change for Pittsburg totaled 59 over 50 years, from 726 in 1970 to 785 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Pittsburg was 830 residents, which ranked 198th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 2.9 persons per square mile of land area, the second lowest among the cities and towns. Pittsburg contains 282.3 square miles of land area and 9.0 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2022 $2,183,770
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $3,263,108
Zoning Ordinance No Board
Master Plan 1992
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By n/a
Boards and Commissions
Public Library Bremer Pond Memorial

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Upper Connecticut Valley, Colebrook 14 miles 16

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Municipal & private wells
Sanitation Private septic & 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 Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
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) $15.90
2022 Equalization Ratio 55.3
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $8.78
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings88.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings6.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.8%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,623
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,439
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 9
Five or More Units in Structure 35
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 140
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 830 31,504
2020 800 31,268
2010 869 33,055
2000 868 33,156
1990 902 34,879
1980 780 35,014
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   373 Female:   351
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 3
Age 5 to 19 48
Age 20 to 34 62
Age 35 to 54 120
Age 55 to 64 167
Age 65 and over 324
Median Age 63.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 648
High school graduate or higher 91.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 17.4%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $34,076
Median family income $75,625
Median household income $48,750
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $42,885
Female $37,083
Individuals below the poverty level 7.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 401 375
Employed 375 362
Unemployed 26 13
Unemployment Rate 6.5% 3.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 12 18
Average Weekly Wage $545 $689
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 155 174
Average Weekly Wage $320 $599
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 167 192
Average Weekly Wage $336 $608
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 72 70
Average Weekly Wage $657 $820
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 240 262
Average Weekly Wage $433 $664

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Pittsburg operates grades K-12 SAU 7
Career Technology Center(s): Canaan Career Center (VT)
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-8 9-12 9-12
Total Enrollment 52 37
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Lyndon State (VT)

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Pittsburg School District Education 30 1912
Town of Pittsburg Municipal services 20 1840

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 3
State Routes 145
Nearest Interstate, Exit Aut-55 (QC), Exit 21; I-91 (VT), Exit 28
Distance 45 miles; 57 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Gifford Field, ColebrookRunway2,440 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 139 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 165 miles
Portland, ME 145 miles
Boston, MA 216 miles
New York City, NY 397 miles
Montreal, Quebec 132 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 309
Drove alone, car/truck/van 64.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 15.2%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.6%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 19.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 35.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 45.6%
Commuting to another NH community 42.7%
Commuting out-of-state 11.7%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
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
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Balsams Wilderness
Other: Connecticut Lakes State Forest; Lake Francis State Park; ATV Trails, Snowmobile Trails

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 5/10/22

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