Greenfield New Hampshire Community Profile

 Greenfield new hampshire community profile
Greenfield, NH
Community Contact Town of Greenfield, Selectmen's Office
Debra Davidson
PO Box 256
Greenfield, NH 03047

Telephone (603) 547-3442
Fax (603) 547-3004
E-mail greenfieldnhbos@verizon.net
Web Site www.greenfield-nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 9 am - 12 noon, and 1 pm - 5 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division, NH Portion
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Business Ventures

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 9
State Representative
Hillsborough County District 2
Incorporated: 1791

Origin: This area was part of Cumberland or the Society Land which had been set aside by the Masonian Proprietors for their own estates. When first settled in 1753 by the Lynde family, it was known as Lyndeborough Addition. The Monadnock hills cut residents off from Lyndeborough's church and school, so in 1791 they petitioned for the right to form their own town. The name was chosen to indicate the town's location on a level, fertile ground between the hills. Greenfield is the location of the Crotched Mountain Foundation, a rehabilitation center for handicapped children; the Crotched Mountain Ski Area; and Greenfield State Park, on Otter Lake.

Villages and Place Names:

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 934 residents in 1800

Population Trends: Population change for Greenfield totaled 1,241 over 50 years, from 430 in 1950 to 1,671 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 97 percent between 1960 and 1970, which was followed by an eight percent decrease over the next decade. The 2005 Census estimate for Greenfield was 1,739 residents, which ranked 149th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 65.7 persons per square mile of land area. Greenfield contains 26.5 square miles of land area and 0.6 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2004 $1,486,878
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1936/04
Master Plan 2003
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Planning
Appointed:
Conservation; Library; Cemetery; Zoning

Public Library Stephenson Memorial

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 9/10
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 6 miles 62

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells

Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
None
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Mandatory

Telephone Company Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access No
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Limited
Residential
Limited

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.50
2005 Equalization Ratio 96.6
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $15.30

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
85.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings
12.1%
Other Property including Utilities
2.3%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 712
   
2005 Single-Family Units 610
Building Permits Issued
20
2005 Multi-Family Units 76
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 26
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 1,739 401,291
2000 1,671 382,384
1990 1,506 336,549
1980 972 276,608
1970 1,058 233,941

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
845
Female
812

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
87
Age 5 to 19
483
Age 20 to 34
276
Age 35 to 54
585
Age 55 to 64
109
Age 65 and over
117
Median Age
34.5 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
90.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher
27.6%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $19,895
Median 4-person family income $56,250
Median household income $48,833

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$36,250
Female
$24,437

Families below the poverty level 2.4%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
743 986
Employed
723 959
Unemployed
20 27
Unemployment Rate
2.7% 2.7%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
780 895
Average Weekly Wage
$506 $668
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
40 32
Average Weekly Wage
$240 $446
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
820 928
Average Weekly Wage
$493 $660
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Contoocook Valley Cooperative (Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Hancock, Peterborough, Sharon, Temple) District: SAU 1
Career Technology Center(s): Region 14 Applied Technology Center, Peterborough Region: 14

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K R 1-4
Total Enrollment
87
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 80
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Franklin Pierce; Keene State; New England
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Crotched Mountain Brain injury center, rehabilitation 400 1953
American Steel Steel erection, fabrication 50 1981
Delays Country Store General store 15
Paper Thermometer Co. Temperature indicators 6 1976
NE Forest Products Hardwood 5
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 31, 136
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 5
         Distance 29 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hawthorne-Feather, Antrim
Runway
3,260 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 28 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
26 miles
Portland, ME
130 miles
Boston, MA
71 miles
New York City, NY
247 miles
Montreal, Quebec
264 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
83.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
8.3%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
2.4%
Other Means
0.6%
Worked at home
5.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.5 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
20%
Commuting to another NH community
76%
Commuting out-of-state
4%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak, Crotched Mountain
   
Other: Two town beaches; Greenfield State Park; Hiking
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 06/09/06

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