Albany, New Hampshire


Albany is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 735 at the 2010 census1

Albany includes Mount Chocorua and Mount Paugus, as well as the southeastern corner of the White Mountain National Forest Albany is the entrance to the Mount Washington Valley, and features a 120-foot 37 m covered bridge that spans the Swift River just north of the Kancamagus Highway Albany is also home to the World Fellowship Center, an intergenerational camp and conference retreat center founded in 1941 by and for peace activists2

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Demographics
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Historyedit

The community was first chartered in 1766 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth as Burton for General Jonathan Burton of Wilton The town was incorporated and renamed Albany in 1833, when the New York Central Railroad from New York City to Albany, New York, was charteredcitation needed

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 752 square miles 195 km2, of which 746 square miles 193 km2 is land and 06 square miles 16 km2 is water, comprising 077% of the town3 It is drained by the Swift River in the north and the Chocorua River in the south Mount Chocorua, the highest point in Albany, has an elevation of 3,474 feet 1,059 m, and Mount Paugus has an elevation of 3,201 ft 976 m Albany lies fully within the Saco River watershed4

85% of the area of the town is part of the White Mountain National Forest5 Most residential development occurs in the southeastern portion of the town, along New Hampshire Route 16 Route 112, the Kancamagus Highway, runs east-west along the Swift River and is nearly entirely within the national forest The former village of Passaconaway occupies a broad valley along the Kancamagus Highway in the northwestern part of the town The area is now a national forest visitor attraction Other place names within the town limits include Ferncroft, in the extreme southwest corner of town, and the former site of Paugus Mill, along the town's southern boundary

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1840 406
1850 455 121%
1860 430 −55%
1870 339 −212%
1880 361 65%
1890 377 44%
1900 210 −443%
1910 289 376%
1920 170 −412%
1930 96 −435%
1940 131 365%
1950 154 176%
1960 146 −52%
1970 259 774%
1980 383 479%
1990 536 399%
2000 654 220%
2010 735 124%
Est 2015 721 −19%
US Decennial Census7

As of the census8 of 2000, there were 654 people, 262 households, and 182 families residing in the town The population density was 87 people per square mile 34/km² There were 506 housing units at an average density of 68 per square mile 26/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9847% White, 015% African American, 031% Native American, 015% Asian, 031% Pacific Islander, and 061% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 076% of the population

There were 262 households out of which 347% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 515% were married couples living together, 107% had a female householder with no husband present, and 302% were non-families 233% of all households were made up of individuals and 73% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 248 and the average family size was 285

In the town, the population was spread out with 265% under the age of 18, 61% from 18 to 24, 367% from 25 to 44, 228% from 45 to 64, and 80% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 37 years For every 100 females there were 1006 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 1021 males

The median income for a household in the town was $36,635, and the median income for a family was $39,250 Males had a median income of $29,821 versus $20,250 for females The per capita income for the town was $20,690 About 108% of families and 157% of the population were below the poverty line, including 239% of those under age 18 and 43% of those age 65 or over

Referencesedit

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ http://wwwworldfellowshiporg
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data G001 - Albany town, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau American Factfinder Archived from the original on September 11, 2013 Retrieved November 7, 2011 
  4. ^ Foster, Debra H; Batorfalvy, Tatianna N; Medalie, Laura 1995 Water Use in New Hampshire: An Activities Guide for Teachers US Department of the Interior and US Geological Survey 
  5. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT state geographic information system Archived 2013-08-03 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" Retrieved July 2, 2016 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2013-09-11 Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

  • Town of Albany official website
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
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