Jaffrey, NH

Community Contact Jaffrey Board of Selectmen
Michael J. Hartman, Town Manager
10 Goodnow Street
Jaffrey, NH 03452
Telephone (603) 532-7880
Fax (603) 532-7862
E-mail townmanager@town.jaffrey.nh.us
Web Site http://town.jaffrey.nh.us
Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8:30 am - 5 pm, Thursday, 8:30 am - 5 pm and 6 pm - 8 pm, Friday, 8:30 am - 12 noon
County Cheshire
Labor Market Area Peterborough NH LMA
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 11
State Representative
Cheshire County District 7
Incorporated: 1773
Origin: In 1749 this territory was chartered as Monadnock Number 2, sometimes called Middle Monadnock or Middletown. It was one of the first towns established under the New Hampshire proprietors' purchase of undivided lands under the Masonian claim. The grant was renewed in 1767, and the town incorporated in 1773 as Jaffrey, in honor of George Jaffrey, member of a prominent Portsmouth family. Both his father and son were named George, and all three served as treasurer of the province. George Senior held the position when the state was still under Massachusetts rule. George III also served as proprietors' clerk, and was a life trustee of Dartmouth College, providing the design for the official college seal.
Villages and Place Names: Hadley, Jaffrey Center, Squantum
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,235 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Population change for Jaffrey totaled 2,576 over 50 years, from 2,911 in 1950 to 5,487 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 30 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 24 percent increase over the next decade. The 2008 Census estimate for Jaffrey was 5,666 residents, which ranked 58th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 147.6 persons per square mile of land area. Jaffrey contains 38.4 square miles of land area and 1.8 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Town Manager
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2008 $7,504,841
Budget: School Appropriations, not available
Zoning Ordinance 1960/09
Master Plan 2007
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Building Inspector

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Town Clerk
Appointed:
Planning; Zoning; Library; Conservation; Economic Development

Public Library Jaffrey Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time Chief & on call crew
Emergency Medical Service Municipal

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 8 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Jaffrey Water Works

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

Telephone Company Fairpoint
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)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $25.35
2008 Equalization Ratio 88.3
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $22.31

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
89.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings
9.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
1.2%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 2,551
2008 Single-Family Units 1,720
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
4
2008 Multi-Family Units 663
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 168
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 5,666 77,170
2000 5,487 73,993
1990 5,378 70,223
1980 4,349 62,116
1970 3,353 52,364

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
2,627
Female
2,849

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
333
Age 5 to 19
1,197
Age 20 to 34
947
Age 35 to 54
1,649
Age 55 to 64
491
Age 65 and over
859
Median Age
38.1 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
83.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher
24.0%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $21,412
Median 4-person family income $48,703
Median household income $45,033

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$35,349
Female
$26,773

Families below the poverty level 3.8%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
2,819 2,781
Employed
2,744 2,657
Unemployed
75 124
Unemployment Rate
2.7% 4.5%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
1,155 1,110
Average Weekly Wage
$687 $869
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
933 1,059
Average Weekly Wage
$384 $548
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
2,088 2,169
Average Weekly Wage
$552 $712
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
310 371
Average Weekly Wage
$566 $791
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
2,398 2,540
Average Weekly Wage
$554 $724
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 1 1 2
Grade Levels
K 1-5 6-8 9-12 K 1-12
Total Enrollment
372 366 505 137
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:8 Total Capacity:166
Nearest Community/Technical College:Manchester; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Franklin Pierce University; Keene State; New England; Antioch New England

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Millpore Corporation Industrial filter 500 1974
Jaffrey-Ringe School District Education 300
TFX Medical, Inc. Medical tubing 325 1980
DD Bean & Sons Paperbook matches 125 1938
Good Shepherd Nursing Home Elder care services 115 1977
Belletetes Hardware store 89 1898
Medefab Medical devices 60 1990
Johnson Abrasives Coated abrasives 40 1979
New England Wood Pellet Wood pellets 40 1998

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 202
State Routes 124, 137
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 3; Everett Tpk., Exits 7 - 8
Distance 32 miles; 33 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 44 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
42 miles
Portland, ME
138 miles
Boston, MA
75 miles
New York City, NY
234 miles
Montreal, Quebec
274 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
77.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
12.2%
Public transportation
0.7%
Walked
4.1%
Other Means
0.0%
Worked at home
5.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 22.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
43%
Commuting to another NH community
47%
Commuting out-of-state
10%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
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
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
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):Pat's Peak, Crotched Mountain
Other:Historic District; Monadnock State Park

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

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