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Pittsfield, NH

pittsfield New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Pittsfield
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 Town Hall, Town Administrator, Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 11-7, Wednesday, 1-4, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8-4

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 District 2
Executive Council District District 4
State Senate District District 17
State Representative Merrimack County District 13

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 in 1778. 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 1,608 over 50 years, from 2,517 in 1970 to 4,125 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Pittsfield was 4,133 residents, which ranked 94th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 171.3 persons per square mile of land area. Pittsfield contains 24.1 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2023 $6,619,996
Budget: School Appropriations, 2022-2023 $11,559,918
Zoning Ordinance 1988/21
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 236

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 Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.78
2022 Equalization Ratio 69.2
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.35
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings80.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings15.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.5%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,018
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,232
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 242
Five or More Units in Structure 351
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 193
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 4,133 156,020
2020 4,075 153,808
2010 4,106 146,445
2000 3,955 136,716
1990 3,713 120,618
1980 2,889 98,302
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   1,982 Female:   2,147
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 142
Age 5 to 19 680
Age 20 to 34 545
Age 35 to 54 1,020
Age 55 to 64 815
Age 65 and over 927
Median Age 48.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 3,178
High school graduate or higher 91.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 15.8%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $31,948
Median family income $83,165
Median household income $58,036
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $63,708
Female $42,188
Individuals below the poverty level 9.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 2,117 2,042
Employed 1,984 1,988
Unemployed 133 54
Unemployment Rate 6.3% 2.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 453 534
Average Weekly Wage $920 $1,137
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 336 491
Average Weekly Wage $591 $1,077
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 789 1,025
Average Weekly Wage $780 $1,108
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 230 205
Average Weekly Wage $613 $741
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,019 1,230
Average Weekly Wage $742 $1,047

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
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12 9-12
Total Enrollment 219 139 159
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 120
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: UNH School of Law; Granite State; Southern NH University

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
MSA/Globe 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 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 2,036
Drove alone, car/truck/van 77.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 17.2%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.1%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 4.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 24.8%
Commuting to another NH community 71.9%
Commuting out-of-state 3.3%
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
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 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, October 2023. Community Response Received 7/25/23

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