Brookfield, New Hampshire


Brookfield is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 712 at the 2010 census1

Contents

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

Historyedit

Settled in 1726 by Scottish-Irish immigrants, the town was first named Coleraine Fertile ground made it popular with farmers It was later renamed Brookfield, after Brookfield, Massachusetts, and made a part of Middleton But in 1785 Brookfield petitioned, unsuccessfully, to be set off from Middleton This was due to the division of the original town of Middleton into two parts by the long, high ridge of Moose Mountain, then a considerable obstacle to travel Town meetings, traditionally held in the muddy season of March, were particularly difficult to attend for those beyond the ridge In 1794, however, permission was granted, and Brookfield incorporated And in 1840, when Carroll County was set off from Strafford County, Brookfield went with Carroll, and Middleton remained with Strafford2

In 1874, the Wolfeborough Branch Railroad passed through this town3

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 233 square miles 60 km2, of which 229 sq mi 59 km2 is land and 04 sq mi 10 km2 is water, comprising 168% of the town Brookfield is drained primarily by the Branch River and Pike Brook, within the Piscataqua River coastal watershed, though the western edge of the town is in the Merrimack River watershed and the northernmost tip of the town is in the Saco River watershed4 Copple Crown Mountain, the highest point in Brookfield, has an elevation of 1,868 feet 569 m above sea level

Brookfield is served by New Hampshire Route 109

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1800 504
1810 657 304%
1820 690 50%
1830 679 −16%
1840 553 −186%
1850 552 −02%
1860 510 −76%
1870 416 −184%
1880 428 29%
1890 349 −185%
1900 296 −152%
1910 247 −166%
1920 186 −247%
1930 166 −108%
1940 142 −145%
1950 159 120%
1960 145 −88%
1970 198 366%
1980 385 944%
1990 518 345%
2000 604 166%
2010 712 179%
Est 2015 688 −34%
US Decennial Census6

As of the census7 of 2000, there were 604 people, 236 households, and 180 families residing in the town The population density was 264 people per square mile 102/km² There were 280 housing units at an average density of 122 per square mile 47/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9901% White, 033% Native American, 017% Pacific Islander, and 050% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 033% of the population

There were 236 households out of which 305% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 665% were married couples living together, 68% had a female householder with no husband present, and 237% were non-families 182% of all households were made up of individuals and 72% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 256 and the average family size was 293

In the town, the population was spread out with 233% under the age of 18, 55% from 18 to 24, 253% from 25 to 44, 291% from 45 to 64, and 167% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 43 years For every 100 females there were 942 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 913 males

The median income for a household in the town was $52,132, and the median income for a family was $54,688 Males had a median income of $36,154 versus $26,719 for females The per capita income for the town was $25,745 About 11% of families and 15% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 19% of those age 65 or over

Referencesedit

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ Coolidge, Austin J; John B Mansfield 1859 A History and Description of New England Boston, Massachusetts p 430 
  3. ^ Article in Statistics and Gazetteer of New-Hampshire 1875
  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. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" Retrieved July 2, 2016 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2013-09-11 Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

  • Town of Brookfield official website
  • Gafney Library
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
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