Pittsfield New Hampshire Community Profile

Pittsfield new hampshire community profile
Pittsfield, NH
Community Contact Pittsfield Town Office
Town Administrator
85 Main Street
Pittsfield, NH 03263

Telephone (603) 435-6773
Fax (603) 435-7922
E-mail pittsfieldnh@metrocast.net
Web Site www.pittsfield-nh.com

Municipal Office Hours Monday, 11 am - 7 pm, Tuesday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Concord NH Micro-NECTA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 17
State Representative
Merrimack County District 8
Incorporated: 1782

Origin: For many years, this territory was the unnamed northern parish of Chichester. In 1782, John Cram, William Chase, and Jonathan Leavitt Jr. petitioned the legislature on behalf of residents for incorporation of a parish separate from Chichester. The petition was granted in March 1782. Like Pittsburg in the north, Pittsfield was named for William Pitt, Prime Minister of England, and a great friend of the Colonies prior to the American Revolution, who had died in1778. Pittsfield was home to Hiram Americanus Tuttle, Governor of New Hampshire, 1891-1893.

Villages and Place Names: Rings Corner, Websters Mill, South Pittsfield

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 888 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Pittsfield totaled 1,634 over 50 years, from 2,321 in 1950 to 3,955 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 29 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, accounting for half of the total numeric increase. The 2005 Census estimate for Pittsfield was 4,374 residents, which ranked 85th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 181.3 persons per square mile of land area. Pittsfield contains 24.1 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2004 $3,403,356
Budget: School Appropriations, 2003-2004 $8,087,144
Zoning Ordinance 1988/06
Master Plan 2001
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Library; Trust Funds; Ethics
Appointed:
Planning; Conservation; Zoning; Economic Dev.; Parks & Recreation

Public Library Carpenter Memorial

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 6/9
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 16 miles 295

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop.
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Pittsfield Aqueduct Co.

Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
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 Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $28.17
2005 Equalization Ratio 71.6
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $20.08

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
85.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings
12.7%
Other Property including Utilities
1.7%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 1,766
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,076
Building Permits Issued
23
2005 Multi-Family Units 573
Building Permits Issued
1
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 117
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 4,374 146,881
2000 3,955 136,716
1990 3,713 120,618
1980 2,889 98,302
1970 2,517 80,925

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,898
Female
2,033

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
269
Age 5 to 19
943
Age 20 to 34
742
Age 35 to 54
1,257
Age 55 to 64
312
Age 65 and over
408
Median Age
35.1 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
78.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher
13.1%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $21,082
Median 4-person family income $44,233
Median household income $38,833

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$31,726
Female
$24,750

Families below the poverty level 6.8%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
2,087 2,368
Employed
1,979 2,285
Unemployed
108 83
Unemployment Rate
5.2% 3.5%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
613 539
Average Weekly Wage
$495 $933
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
395 280
Average Weekly Wage
$449 $598
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
1,009 819
Average Weekly Wage
$477 $818
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
183 227
Average Weekly Wage
$371 $532
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
1,191 1,046
Average Weekly Wage
$461 $756
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Pittsfield operates grades K-12 District: SAU 51
Career Technology Center(s): Concord High School; Pembroke Academy Region: 11

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1 1
Grade Levels
K 1-6 7-8 9-12
Total Enrollment
383 122 311
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 56
Nearest Community/Technical College: Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Franklin Pierce Law
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Globe Manufacturing Co. Firefighters turnout clothing 300 1887
Pittsfield School District Education 165
Pittsfield Weaving Narrow Fabrics and Woven Labels 108 1926
Town of Pittsfield Municipal services 26 1782
H. A. Marston Inc Transportation services 21 1935
Barry Podmore Inc Mechanic 12 1982
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 28, 107
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 15
         Distance 16 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Concord Municipal
Runway
6,005 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 31 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
26 miles
Portland, ME
88 miles
Boston, MA
77 miles
New York City, NY
280 miles
Montreal, Quebec
262 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
79.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
14.7%
Public transportation
0.3%
Walked
2.6%
Other Means
1.1%
Worked at home
1.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.2 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
23%
Commuting to another NH community
76%
Commuting out-of-state
1%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
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
Campgrounds
Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other:
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