Hinsdale, NH

Community Contact Town of Hinsdale
Jill Collins, Town Administrator
Main Street, PO Box 13
Hinsdale, NH 03451
Telephone (603) 336-5710
Fax (603) 336-5711
E-mail hinsdale.nh@myfairpoint.net
Web Site www.town.hinsdale.nh.us
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am - 12 noon and 12:30 pm - 4 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, 7:30 am - 12 noon and 12:30 pm - 5 pm, and Tuesday through Thursday, 7 :30 am - 12 noon and 12:30 pm - 4 pm; Tax Collector: Monday, 9 am - 12 noon and 1 pm - 3 pm, Tuesday, Friday, 9 am - 12 noon, and Thursday, 9 am - 12 noon and 5 pm - 7 pm
County Cheshire
Labor Market Area Brattleboro VT-NH LMA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.
Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 5
State Senate
District 10
State Representative
Cheshire County District 4
Incorporated: 1753
Origin: This area was a portion of the Northfield, Massachusetts grant which included Fort Dummer, an important Connecticut River trading post. The town was chartered in 1753 as Hindsdale, later spelled Hinsdale, named for Colonel Ebenezer Hindsdale, who was from a prominent family in Deerfield, and chaplain of Fort Dummer. He later enlisted as an officer, and established the trading post at Fort Hindsdale, reportedly at his own expense. The original charter included territory west of the Connecticut River which became part of Vermont when that state was established.
Villages and Place Names: Dole Junction, North Hinsdale
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 522 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Population change for Hinsdale totaled 2,151 over 50 years, from 1,950 in 1950 to 4,101 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was between 1960 and 1970, when the population increased by 50 percent. The 2008 Census estimate for Hinsdale was 4,170 residents, which ranked 91st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 201.4 persons per square mile of land area. Hinsdale contains 20.7 square miles of land area and 1.9 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2009 $5,291,800
Budget: School Appropriations, 2009-2010 $11,868,396
Zoning Ordinance 1970/08
Master Plan 2003
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Budget; Library; Trust Funds; Planning; Zoning
Appointed:
Conservation; Capital Improvement; Tax Increment Finance District

Public Library Hinsdale Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department On call
Emergency Medical Service Rescue Inc., Brattleboro, VT

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Brattleboro Memorial, Brattleboro VT 8 miles 61
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 21 miles 146

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Hinsdale Water Department

Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Municipal
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
Yes
Recycling
Voluntary

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $24.71
2008 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $28.20

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
64.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings
12.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
23.0%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 1,879
2008 Single-Family Units 1,022
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
8
2008 Multi-Family Units 354
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
4
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 503
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 4,170 77,170
2000 4,101 73,993
1990 3,938 70,223
1980 3,631 62,116
1970 3,276 52,364

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,986
Female
2,096

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
217
Age 5 to 19
938
Age 20 to 34
731
Age 35 to 54
1,290
Age 55 to 64
408
Age 65 and over
498
Median Age
37 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
82.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher
9.0%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $16,611
Median 4-person family income $43,413
Median household income $36,124

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$31,440
Female
$23,000

Families below the poverty level 3.2%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
2,436 2,440
Employed
2,309 2,335
Unemployed
127 105
Unemployment Rate
5.2% 4.3%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
325 283
Average Weekly Wage
$453 $634
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
503 430
Average Weekly Wage
$316 $441
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
828 712
Average Weekly Wage
$370 $518
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
59 63
Average Weekly Wage
$417 $587
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
887 775
Average Weekly Wage
$373 $523
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Hinsdale operates grades K-12 District:SAU 38
Career Technology Center(s): Cheshire Center of Applied Science, Keene; Fall Mountain High School, Langdon Region:13
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1 1
Grade Levels
P K 1-5 6-8 9-12
Total Enrollment
284 144 226
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:6 Total Capacity:57
Nearest Community/Technical College:River Valley; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Keene State; Franklin Pierce University; Antioch New England

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
HCP Packaging USA, Inc Manufacturing plastic products 160 1971
Wal-Mart Retail store 135 1993
Continental Cable Company Rope assemblies, industrial cables 35 1974
Clear Solutions Acrylic Fabrication 37 1993

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 63, 119
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exits 1 - 2
Distance 8 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Dillant-Hopkins, Keene
Runway
6,201 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 74 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
72 miles
Portland, ME
169 miles
Boston, MA
92 miles
New York City, NY
210 miles
Montreal, Quebec
252 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
79.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
18.3%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
0.0%
Other Means
0.2%
Worked at home
2.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 21.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
24%
Commuting to another NH community
17%
Commuting out-of-state
59%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
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
X 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
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):Ascutney, Okemo, Snow Mountains (VT)
Other:Pisgah State Park; Connecticut River; Fort Hill Recreational Trail; Rails to Trails

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 09/16/09

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