New Ipswich New Hampshire Community Profile

 New ipswich new hampshire community profile
New Ipswich, NH
Community Contact Town of New Ipswich
Marie Knowlton, Town Administrator
661 Turnpike Road
New Ipswich, NH 03071

Telephone (603) 878-2772
Fax (603) 878-3855
E-mail administrator@townofnewipswich.org
Web Site www.townofnewipswich.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 9 am - 12: 30 pm and 1:30 pm - 4 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm - 4 pm, and Tuesday, 1 pm - 7 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Peterborough NH LMA
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Business Ventures

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 5
State Senate
District 11
State Representative
Hillsborough County District 3
Incorporated: 1762

Origin: This town was first granted in 1735, and named by settlers from Ipswich, Massachusetts. New Hampshire's provincial government incorporated the town as Ipswich in 1762 and as New Ipswich in 1766. The state's second academy, New Ipswich Academy, was chartered here in 1789. The school was renamed Appleton Academy for Samuel Appleton, who donated, among other things, a library to the school. New Hampshire's first cotton mill was built here in 1804, ancestor to the cotton-producing centers of Waltham and Lawrence, Massachusetts, and Manchester, New Hampshire.

Villages and Place Names: Bank, Davis, Gibson Four Corners, Highbridge, New Ipswich Center, Smithville, Wilder

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,241 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for New Ipswich totaled 3,198 over 50 years, from 1,147 in 1950 to 4,345 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 65 percent increase between 1980 and 1990; the smallest, an eight percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2005 Census estimate for New Ipswich was 5,018 residents, which ranked 65th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 153.3 persons per square mile of land area. New Ipswich contains 32.7 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $2,065,484
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1987/05
Master Plan 2004
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library New Ipswich

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 5/9
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 12 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
Private
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
Yes
Recycling
Voluntary

Telephone Company CTC
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Limited
Residential
Limited

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $14.94
2005 Equalization Ratio 93.9
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $14.06

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
92.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings
5.9%
Other Property including Utilities
2.1%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 1,740
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,426
Building Permits Issued
40
2005 Multi-Family Units 193
Building Permits Issued
14
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 121
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 5,018 401,291
2000 4,345 382,384
1990 4,017 336,549
1980 2,433 276,608
1970 1,803 223,941

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
2,195
Female
2,094

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
379
Age 5 to 19
1,235
Age 20 to 34
718
Age 35 to 54
1,345
Age 55 to 64
290
Age 65 and over
322
Median Age
31.8 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
86.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher
22.1%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $20,210
Median 4-person family income $57,865
Median household income $53,939

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$40,887
Female
$26,724

Families below the poverty level 4.3%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
2,155 2,401
Employed
2,046 2,310
Unemployed
109 91
Unemployment Rate
5.1% 3.8%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
581 616
Average Weekly Wage
$581 $776
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
232 304
Average Weekly Wage
$344 $586
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
813 921
Average Weekly Wage
$513 $713
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
47 33
Average Weekly Wage
$208 $475
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
860 954
Average Weekly Wage
$496 $705
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grades 1-12 are part of Mascenic Regional (Greenville, Mason, New Ipswich) District: SAU 63
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
2 1 1
Grade Levels
1-4 5-8 9-12
Total Enrollment
301 470 398
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 130
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Franklin Pierce; Rivier; Daniel Webster
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Warwick Mills, Inc. Weavers 100 1935
Vanguard Manufacturing, Inc. Steel scaffolding 40 1969
Hutter Construction Contractors
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 123, 123A, 124
Nearest Interstate, Exit Everett Tpk., Exits 7 - 8;
I-293, Exit 4
         Distance 25 miles; 32 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Jaffrey - Silver Ranch
Runway
2,982 ft. turf/asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 35 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
34 miles
Portland, ME
130 miles
Boston, MA
56 miles
New York City, NY
221 miles
Montreal, Quebec
267 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
79.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
10.7%
Public transportation
0.8%
Walked
0.6%
Other Means
1.0%
Worked at home
7.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.1 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
29%
Commuting to another NH community
48%
Commuting out-of-state
23%
   
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
X 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
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Windblown
   
Other:
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