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Pittsfield, NH

pittsfield New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Pittsfield Town Office
Cara M. Marston, Town Administrator
85 Main Street
Pittsfield, NH 03263
Telephone (603) 435-6773
Fax (603) 435-7922
E-mail admin@pittsfieldnh.gov
Web Site www.pittsfieldnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday, 11 am - 7 pm, Tuesday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Concord, NH Micropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 4
State Senate District 17
State Representative Merrimack County Districts 21, 29

Incorporated: 1782
Origin: For many years, this territory was the unnamed northern parish of Chichester. In 1782, John Cram, William Chase, and Jonathan Leavitt Jr. petitioned the legislature on behalf of residents for incorporation of a parish separate from Chichester. The petition was granted in March 1782. Like Pittsburg in the north, Pittsfield was named for William Pitt, Prime Minister of England, and a great friend of the Colonies prior to the American Revolution, who had died in1778. Pittsfield was home to Hiram Americanus Tuttle, Governor of New Hampshire, 1891-1893.
Villages and Place Names: Rings Corner, Webster Mills, South Pittsfield
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 888 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Pittsfield totaled 1,684 over 57 years, from 2,419 in 1960 to 4,103 in 2017. The largest decennial percent change was a 29 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2017 Census estimate for Pittsfield was 4,103 residents, which ranked 92nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2017 (US Census Bureau): 170.0 persons per square mile of land area. Pittsfield contains 24.1 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2018 $5,024,649
Budget: School Appropriations, 2018-2019 $11,732,405
Zoning Ordinance 1988/18
Master Plan 2010
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board &CNHRPC
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Trust Funds; Planning; Zoning; Cemetery
Appointed:Conservation; Economic Development; Parks & Recreation; Budget
Public Library Josiah Carpenter

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Full-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 16 miles 242

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Pittsfield Aqueduct Company
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 Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2017 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $33.46
2017 Equalization Ratio 94.2
2017 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $31.89
2017 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings77.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings17.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other5.8%

(ACS 2012-2016) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,671
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,025
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 260
Five or More Units in Structure 338
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 48
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2017 4,103 149,216
2010 4,106 146,445
2000 3,955 136,716
1990 3,713 120,618
1980 2,889 98,302
1970 2,517 80,925
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2012-2016
Population by Gender
Male:   2,026 Female:   2,071
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 237
Age 5 to 19 872
Age 20 to 34 566
Age 35 to 54 1,327
Age 55 to 64 577
Age 65 and over 518
Median Age 43.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 90.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 20.8%

(ACS 2012-2016) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $25,458
Median family income $60,515
Median household income $49,087
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $42,679
Female $36,071
Individuals below the poverty level 14.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2007 2017
Civilian Labor Force 2,398 2,049
Employed 2,309 1,995
Unemployed 89 54
Unemployment Rate 3.7% 2.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $558 $522
Average Weekly Wage $873 $1,058
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $295 $392
Average Weekly Wage $567 $985
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $853 $914
Average Weekly Wage $767 $1,027
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $223 $223
Average Weekly Wage $557 $661
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $1,076 $1,137
Average Weekly Wage $724 $955

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Pittsfield operates grades K-12 SAU 51
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technical Center Region: 11
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-6 7-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 331 77 165
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 73
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: UNH School of Law

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Globe Manufacturing Co. Firefighters turnout clothing 300 1887
Pittsfield School District Education 165
Rustic Crust All Natural Pizza Crusts 40 1996
Town of Pittsfield Municipal services 52 1782
H. A. Marston Inc Transportation services 21 1935
Barry Podmore Inc Micro manufacturing 12 1982

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 28, 107
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 15
Distance 16 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Concord MunicipalRunway6,005 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 31 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 33 miles
Portland, ME 88 miles
Boston, MA 83 miles
New York City, NY 282 miles
Montreal, Quebec 255 miles

(ACS 2012-2016) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.8%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 8.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 39.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2012-2016)
Working in community of residence 24.8%
Commuting to another NH community 65.0%
Commuting out-of-state 10.2%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists 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 Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
Other: Old Home Day; Hot Air Balloon Rally

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security,December 2018. Community Response Received 8/1/18

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