Rindge New Hampshire Community Profile

Rindge new hampshire community profile
Rindge, NH
Community Contact Rindge Board of Selectmen
Timothy Halliday, Chairman
30 Payson Hill Road, PO Box 163
Rindge, NH 03461

Telephone (603) 899-5181
Fax (603) 899-2101
E-mail secretary@town.rindge.nh.us
Web Site www.town.rindge.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 9 am - 4:30 pm, Friday, 9 am - 1 pm, every other Wednesday (meeting nights), 6 pm - 7 pm; Town Clerk: Monday through Wednesday, 9 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 4 pm, Thursday, 9 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 4 pm, and 6 pm - 8 pm, and Friday, 9 am - 1 pm; Tax Collector: Monday through Thursday, 9 am - 1 pm and 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 Business Ventures

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 5
State Senate
District 11
State Representative
Cheshire County District 7
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 4,768 over 50 years, from 707 in 1950 to 5,475 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 131 percent increase between 1960 and 1970, coinciding with the establishment of Franklin Pierce College. The 2006 Census estimate for Rindge was 6,391 residents, which ranked 51st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 172.4 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, 2007 $3,650,917
Budget: School Appropriations, 2007 $23,281,461
Zoning Ordinance 1961/06
Master Plan 2006
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Ingalls Memorial

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 14 miles 62
Heywood Hospital, Gardner MA 14 miles 126

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 Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Limited
Residential
Limited

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $18.71
2006 Equalization Ratio 86
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.02

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
86.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings
9.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
3.4%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 2,216
   
2006 Single-Family Units 1,881
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
37
2006 Multi-Family Units 226
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 109
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 6,391 77,393
2000 5,475 73,993
1990 4,938 70,223
1980 3,375 62,116
1970 2,175 52,364

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
2,773
Female
2,678

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
315
Age 5 to 19
1,591
Age 20 to 34
1,287
Age 35 to 54
1,449
Age 55 to 64
390
Age 65 and over
419
Median Age
24.5 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
89.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher
24.9%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $18,495
Median 4-person family income $52,500
Median household income $50,494

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$36,268
Female
$27,204

Families below the poverty level 4.3%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
2,597 2,929
Employed
2,468 2,785
Unemployed
129 144
Unemployment Rate
5.0% 4.9%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
169 256
Average Weekly Wage
$516 $843
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
1,142 1,424
Average Weekly Wage
$309 $458
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
1,312 1,679
Average Weekly Wage
$336 $517
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
50 64
Average Weekly Wage
$440 $568
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
1,362 1,743
Average Weekly Wage
$340 $519
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 Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative (Jaffrey, Rindge) District: SAU 47
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 3
Grade Levels
P K 1-5 K 1-12
Total Enrollment
426 78
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 14
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 Department store 200 1993
Hannaford Brothers Supermarket 114 1998
Lily's on the Pond Restaurant 45
Woodbound Inn Restaurant, inn 40
Allen & Matthewson Oil Fuel 30
Fogg's Mini-Mart Groceries, subs 30
Cyprus Grove Restaurant 20
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
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 Ranch
Runway
2,982 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 50 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
48 miles
Portland, ME
142 miles
Boston, MA
70 miles
New York City, NY
230 miles
Montreal, Quebec
264 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
74.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
12.2%
Public transportation
0.4%
Walked
6.8%
Other Means
0.9%
Worked at home
5.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.5 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
34%
Commuting to another NH community
42%
Commuting out-of-state
24%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
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): Pat's Peak, Wachusett (MA)
   
Other: Cathedral of the Pines; Betsy Fosket Sanctuary
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 10/22/07

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