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Rindge, NH


rindge New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Rindge
Sara Gravell, Town Administrator
30 Payson Hill Road
Rindge, NH 03461
Telephone (603) 899-5181 x101
Fax (603) 899-2101
E-mail sgravell@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 District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District District 12
State Representative Cheshire County Districts 14, 18

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 3,159 over 41 years, from 3,375 in 1980 to 6,534 in 2021. The largest decennial percent change was a 46 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2021 Census estimate for Rindge was 6,534 residents, which ranked 53rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2021 (US Census Bureau): 176.3 persons per square mile of land area. Rindge contains 37. 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, 2020 $5,009,000
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $12,034,855
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
Appointed:Conservation
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

Utilities
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 Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessLimited
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2021 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.65
2021 Equalization Ratio 76.4
2021 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.94
2021 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings85.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings12.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.8%

(ACS 2016-2020) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,312
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,960
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 108
Five or More Units in Structure 170
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 74
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2021 6,534 77,329
2020 6,436 76,501
2010 6,014 77,117
2000 5,475 73,993
1990 4,938 70,223
1980 3,375 62,116
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2016-2020
Population by Gender
Male:   3,050 Female:   3,050
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 225
Age 5 to 19 1,646
Age 20 to 34 1,178
Age 35 to 54 1,188
Age 55 to 64 828
Age 65 and over 1,035
Median Age 35.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 96.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 30.4%

(ACS 2016-2020) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $29,134
Median family income $95,114
Median household income $80,729
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $54,964
Female $42,061
Individuals below the poverty level 8.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2011 2021
Civilian Labor Force 2,792 2,714
Employed 2,596 2,598
Unemployed 196 116
Unemployment Rate 7.0% 4.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2011 2021
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 222 314
Average Weekly Wage $867 $1,292
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,387 1,373
Average Weekly Wage $519 $698
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,609 1,687
Average Weekly Wage $567 $809
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 81 73
Average Weekly Wage $519 $801
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,690 1,760
Average Weekly Wage $565 $808

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
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 303 102
2021 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 2016-2020) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 73.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.5%
Public transportation 1.1%
Walked 0.9%
Other Means 1.2%
Worked at home 20.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.3 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2016-2020)
Working in community of residence 59.8%
Commuting to another NH community 17.9%
Commuting out-of-state 22.3%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
Cinemas
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
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, 2021. Community Response Received 5/19/22

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