Welcome to Pittsfield!  Put simply, we want your business!  We are eager to have your company join our growing list of businesses committed to Pittsfield.  Our town leaders want to do whatever we can to attract your business.  We will appoint a business liaison to your company to help you through the application process, so you can get your answers quickly and from one place.  We will sit down with you and get a list of your needs and provide answers and guidance as you relocate or start-up your business efforts in our community.  Our town has a proud history of being home to great products and hard-working people.  From manufacturing to high technology to food service to alternative energy production, Pittsfield is growing and we want you to grow with us!

Ed Vien – Chair, Pittsfield Board of Selectmen


Paul Skowron
Town Administrator


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%

Labor Force (NHES-ELMI)

Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian labor force 2,158 2,407
Employed 2,090 2,312
Unemployed 68 95
Unemployment rate 3.2% 3.9%

Employment and Wages (NHES-ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 597 534
Average Weekly Wage $592 $941
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 284 336
Average Weekly Wage $379 $573
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 881 870
Average Weekly Wage $523 $799
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 190 236
Average Weekly Wage $411 $600
Total, Private Industry plus Government
Average Employment 1,071 1,106
Average Weekly Wage $503 $757

Housing Units (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 1,786
2008 Single-Family Units  1,093
Residential Permits, Net Change of Units 1
2008 Multi-Family Units 575
Residential Permits, Net Change of Units 0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 118

Property Taxes (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value)  $26.37
2008 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $26.18

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Valuation by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings 86.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings 11.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other 1.9%

Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Pittsfield Aqueduct Company
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup None
Pay-As-You-Throw Program No
Recycling Program 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

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

Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 16 miles 220

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2008 $4,499,182
Budget: School Appropriations, 2008-2009 $10,267,856
Zoning Ordinance 1988/06
Master Plan 2001
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board


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
Navigation Aids? Yes

Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 31 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to select cities:
Manchester, NH 26 miles
Portland, Maine 88 miles
Boston, Mass. 77 miles
New York City, NY 280 miles
Montreal, Quebec 262 miles

Education and Child Care
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
Number of Schools 1 1 1
Grade Levels  P  K 1-6 7-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 332 102 179
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 73
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Franklin Pierce Law

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