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Rindge, NH

rindge New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Rindge Board of Selectmen
Joe Byk, Town Administrator
30 Payson Hill Road
Rindge, NH 03461
Telephone (603) 899-5181
Fax (603) 899-2101
E-mail jbyk@town.rindge.nh.us
Web Site www.rindgenh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 9 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 4 pm, Meeting every other Wednesday, 6 pm; Town Clerk: Monday through Thursday, 9 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 4 pm, Second, Fourth Thursday, 9 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 6:30 pm, Friday, 9 am - 1 pm; Tax Collector: Monday through Thursday, 9 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 4 pm, Friday, 9 am - 1 pm

County Cheshire
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 Cheshire County Districts 11, 14

Incorporated: 1768
Origin: This territory was first granted by the Massachusetts government in 1736. The grantees were soldiers from Rowley, Massachusetts, returning from the war in Canada, and the settlement was known as Rowley-Canada. Following establishment of New Hampshire as a separate province, the Masonian Proprietors regranted the territory, and it was renamed Monadnock Number 1, or South Monadnock, in 1749. The town was incorporated as Rindge in 1768, in honor of Captain Daniel Rindge, one of the original grant holders who was related by marriage to Governor Benning Wentworth.
Villages and Place Names: Converseville, Cutter Hill, East Rindge, Jones Corner, Rand, Thomas, West Rindge, Woodmere
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,143 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Rindge totaled 5,265 over 57 years, from 941 in 1960 to 6,206 in 2017. The largest decennial percent change was an 131 percent increase between 1960 and 1970, coinciding with the establishment of Franklin Pierce College. The 2017 Census estimate for Rindge was 6,206 residents, which ranked 56th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2017 (US Census Bureau): 167.4 persons per square mile of land area. Rindge contains 37.0 square miles of land area and 2.7 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen/Town Administrator
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2018 $4,751,426
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $11,794,399
Zoning Ordinance 1961/14
Master Plan 2011
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Library
Public Library Ingalls Memorial

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Full-time & volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 14 miles 25
Heywood Hospital, Gardner MA 14 miles 134

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 ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2017 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $27.19
2017 Equalization Ratio 86.5
2017 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.96
2017 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings84.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings16.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.1%

(ACS 2013-2017) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,262
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,910
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 125
Five or More Units in Structure 175
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 52
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2017 6,206 75,960
2010 6,014 77,117
2000 5,475 73,993
1990 4,938 70,223
1980 3,375 62,116
1970 2,175 52,364
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2013-2017
Population by Gender
Male:   3,096 Female:   2,909
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 403
Age 5 to 19 1,585
Age 20 to 34 1,242
Age 35 to 54 1,222
Age 55 to 64 727
Age 65 and over 826
Median Age 32.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 28.7%

(ACS 2013-2017) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $27,363
Median family income $82,917
Median household income $68,250
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $55,509
Female $41,694
Individuals below the poverty level 9.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2007 2017
Civilian Labor Force 2,957 2,673
Employed 2,817 2,570
Unemployed 140 103
Unemployment Rate 4.7% 3.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2007 2017
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $256 $243
Average Weekly Wage $874 $1,106
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $1,457 $1,443
Average Weekly Wage $475 $554
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $1,714 $1,686
Average Weekly Wage $535 $633
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $68 $75
Average Weekly Wage $608 $618
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $1,782 $1,761
Average Weekly Wage $538 $633

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 Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative (Jaffrey, Rindge) SAU 47
Career Technology Center(s): Region 14 Applied Technology Center Region: 14
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 2
Grade Levels P K 1-5 P K 1-12
Total Enrollment 376 73
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 9
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Franklin Pierce University; Keene State; Antioch New England

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Franklin Pierce University (Rindge campus) Education 300 1962
Market Basket Supermarket 275 1991
Wal-Mart Retail store 200 1993
Hannaford Brothers Supermarket 114 1998
Woodbound Inn Restaurant, inn 40
Hometown Irving Gas, convenience store, deli 30
Allen & Matthewson Oil Fuel 30

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 202
State Routes 119
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91, Exit 28 (MA) or Exit 2 (VT)
Distance 34 miles; 36 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 50 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 44 miles
Portland, ME 138 miles
Boston, MA 75 miles
New York City, NY 222 miles
Montreal, Quebec 263 miles

(ACS 2013-2017) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 71.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.4%
Public transportation 1.1%
Walked 1.9%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 20.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2013-2017)
Working in community of residence 35.2%
Commuting to another NH community 39.2%
Commuting out-of-state 25.6%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
X 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 Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Crotched Mountain, Pat's Peak, Wachusett (MA)
Other: Cathedral of the Pines; Harvet Fair; Rail Trails

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2019. Community Response Received 8/10/18

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