Rindge, NH

Community Contact Rindge Board of Selectmen
Jed Brummer, Chairman
30 Payson Hill Road, PO Box 163
Rindge, NH 03461
Telephone (603) 899-5181
Fax (603) 899-2101
E-mail jlabonte@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, Meeting every other Wednesday, 6 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, 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 Economic Development Corp.
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 2008 Census estimate for Rindge was 6,538 residents, which ranked 49th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 176.4 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, 2008 $3,497,752
Budget: School Appropriations, 2007 $23,281,461
Zoning Ordinance 1961/07
Master Plan 2006
Capital 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 & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 14 miles 25
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
Private
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Mandatory

Telephone Company Fairpoint
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)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $23.24
2008 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $23.02

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
89.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings
8.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
2.1%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 2,250
2008 Single-Family Units 1,915
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
18
2008 Multi-Family Units 226
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 109
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 6,538 77,170
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 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
2,705 2,940
Employed
2,571 2,793
Unemployed
134 147
Unemployment Rate
5.0% 5.0%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
199 239
Average Weekly Wage
$569 $853
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
1,283 1,441
Average Weekly Wage
$337 $497
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
1,482 1,680
Average Weekly Wage
$368 $547
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
50 77
Average Weekly Wage
$459 $601
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
1,532 1,756
Average Weekly Wage
$371 $550
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
402 87
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:2 Total Capacity:23
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 Retail store 200 1993
Hannaford Brothers Supermarket 114 1998
Lily's on the Pond Restaurant 45
Woodbound Inn Restaurant, inn 40
Fogg's Mini-Mart Convenience store, deli 30
Cyprus Grove Restaurant 20
Allen & Matthewson Oil Fuel 30

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 6

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, 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
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, 2009. Community Response Received 09/18/09

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