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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 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 3,915 over 49 years, from 2,175 in 1970 to 6,090 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a 55 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2019 Census estimate for Rindge was 6,090 residents, which ranked 56th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 164.3 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 $10,805,653
Budget: School Appropriations, 2018-2019 $9,915,458
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
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $27.76
2019 Equalization Ratio 79.7
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.56
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings81.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings15.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.7%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,288
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,987
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 100
Five or More Units in Structure 134
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 67
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 6,090 76,085
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) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   3,109 Female:   2,945
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 350
Age 5 to 19 1,614
Age 20 to 34 1,276
Age 35 to 54 1,222
Age 55 to 64 728
Age 65 and over 864
Median Age 31.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 30.4%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $29,363
Median family income $100,804
Median household income $81,737
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $54,755
Female $43,625
Individuals below the poverty level 7.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 2,882 2,870
Employed 2,690 2,773
Unemployed 192 97
Unemployment Rate 6.7% 3.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 212 261
Average Weekly Wage $778 $1,229
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,441 1,357
Average Weekly Wage $500 $626
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,653 1,617
Average Weekly Wage $535 $723
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 78 79
Average Weekly Wage $562 $606
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,732 1,696
Average Weekly Wage $537 $718

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 380 74
2020 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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 72.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.1%
Public transportation 1.1%
Walked 1.1%
Other Means 21.8%
Worked at home 20.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 40.5%
Commuting to another NH community 38.9%
Commuting out-of-state 20.6%
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 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 8/19/20

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