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Rindge, NH

rindge New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Rindge
Lori Rautiola, Town Administrator
30 Payson Hill Road
Rindge, NH 03461
Telephone (603) 899-5181 x101
Fax (603) 899-2101
E-mail townadmin@rindgenh.org
Web Site www.rindgenh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday to Thursday, 9-1 and 2-4, meet every other Wednesday at 6 pm; Town Clerk: Monday and Wednesday, 8-1 and 1:30-4, Tuesday, 12-6:30, Thursday, 7-1 and 1:30-3:30; Tax Collector: Monday to Thursday, 9-1 and 2-4

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, including resident students, totaled 4,250 over 50 years, from 2,175 in 1970 to 6,425 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Rindge was 6,524 residents, which ranked 52nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 176.0 persons per square mile of land area. Rindge contains 37.1 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, 2021 $4,948,770
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $12,034,855
Zoning Ordinance 1961/23
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 Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.03
2022 Equalization Ratio 64.0
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $14.46
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings84.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings13.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.5%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,368
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,017
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 87
Five or More Units in Structure 147
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 117
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 6,524 77,350
2020 6,476 76,458
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) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   3,124 Female:   3,259
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 309
Age 5 to 19 1,562
Age 20 to 34 1,351
Age 35 to 54 1,180
Age 55 to 64 829
Age 65 and over 1,152
Median Age 34.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 3,838
High school graduate or higher 95.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 28.8%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $31,217
Median family income $103,159
Median household income $84,861
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $59,808
Female $42,713
Individuals below the poverty level 8.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 2,783 2,775
Employed 2,590 2,673
Unemployed 193 102
Unemployment Rate 6.9% 3.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 207 325
Average Weekly Wage $821 $1,389
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,385 1,358
Average Weekly Wage $517 $778
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,592 1,682
Average Weekly Wage $556 $896
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 74 85
Average Weekly Wage $552 $651
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,666 1,767
Average Weekly Wage $556 $884

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 9-12
Total Enrollment 323 112
2022 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; 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
Tractor Supply Co Farm Supplies
Marshall's Department Store Department Store
Boss Contractors Construction

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 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 2,968
Drove alone, car/truck/van 69.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.5%
Public transportation 0.5%
Walked 2.2%
Other Means 1.2%
Worked at home 21.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 42.5%
Commuting to another NH community 38.4%
Commuting out-of-state 19.1%
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, October 2023. Community Response Received 6/6/23

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