Rindge is a town in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 6,014 at the 2010 census, and an estimated 6,273 in 2018. Rindge is home to Franklin Pierce University, the Cathedral of the Pines, and part of Annett State Forest.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.0 square miles (104 km), of which 37.2 sq mi (96 km) is land and 2.8 sq mi (7.3 km) is water, comprising 6.93% of the town. Rindge is located in a hilly upland lake region. Hubbard Pond is in the northeast, Contoocook Lake on the northern boundary, Pearly Lake is in the northwest, and Lake Monomonac is on the southern boundary. The town is located on a regional watershed divide and is the headwaters for two river systems. The Contoocook River flows north to the Merrimack River, thence to the Gulf of Maine, and the North Branch of the Millers River flows southwest to the Connecticut River, thence to Long Island Sound. Rindge’s highest point is on its eastern border, on the lower slopes of Pratt Mountain, where the elevation reaches 1,505 feet (459 m) above sea level.
Rindge is home to the villages of Rindge Center, East Rindge, Converseville, and West Rindge. The town is crossed by U.S. Route 202 and New Hampshire Route 119.
As of the census of 2010, there were 6,014 people, 1,805 households, and 1,316 families residing in the town. The population density was 156.8 people per square mile (56.6/km). There were 2,224 housing units at an average density of 55.6 per square mile (21.5/km). The racial makeup of the town was 95.56% White, 1.33% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.
There were 1,805 households of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the town, the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 20, 20.7% from 20 to 29, 8.7% from 30 to 39, 12.2% from 40 to 49, 19.3% from 50 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29.7 years.
For the period 2013-17, the estimated median income for a household in the town was $68,250, and the median income for a family was $82,917. The per capita income for the town was $27,363. About 3.7% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.