Chichester, New Hampshire


Chichester is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 2,523 at the 2010 census1

Contents

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

Historyedit

Interior of John Leavitt's Tavern, Joseph Warren Leavitt, Chichester, c 1825, American Folk Art Museum

Chichester was granted in 1727 to Nathaniel Gookin and others,2 and was named for Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Earl of Chichester and England's Secretary of State for the Southern Departmentcitation needed The first settlement was commenced by Paul Morrill, in 17582

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 212 square miles 55 km2, of which 211 sq mi 55 km2 is land and 01 sq mi 026 km2 is water, comprising 052% of the town The highest point in Chichester is an unnamed summit at 1,015 feet 309 m above sea level, midway between Garvin Hill 985 ft or 300 m to the east and Plausawa Hill 1,000 ft or 300 m to the west in neighboring Pembroke All three summits are less than one mile apart Chichester lies fully within the Merrimack River watershed3

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1790 491
1800 775 578%
1810 951 227%
1820 1,010 62%
1830 1,084 73%
1840 1,028 −52%
1850 997 −30%
1860 1,041 44%
1870 871 −163%
1880 784 −100%
1890 661 −157%
1900 598 −95%
1910 606 13%
1920 507 −163%
1930 567 118%
1940 587 35%
1950 735 252%
1960 821 117%
1970 1,083 319%
1980 1,492 378%
1990 1,942 302%
2000 2,236 151%
2010 2,523 128%
Est 2015 2,591 27%
US Decennial Census5

As of the census6 of 2000, there were 2,236 people, 823 households, and 637 families residing in the town The population density was 1061 people per square mile 410/km² There were 849 housing units at an average density of 403 per square mile 156/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9817% White, 018% African American, 036% Native American, 013% Asian, 018% from other races, and 098% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 067% of the population

There were 823 households out of which 372% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 676% were married couples living together, 66% had a female householder with no husband present, and 225% were non-families 171% of all households were made up of individuals and 63% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 271 and the average family size was 304

In the town, the population was spread out with 255% under the age of 18, 57% from 18 to 24, 331% from 25 to 44, 257% from 45 to 64, and 100% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 38 years For every 100 females there were 1018 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 1012 males

The median income for a household in the town was $56,741, and the median income for a family was $60,333 Males had a median income of $38,403 versus $28,051 for females The per capita income for the town was $24,115 About 23% of families and 30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32% of those under age 18 and 53% of those age 65 or over

Notable peopleedit

  • Gordon J Humphrey, US senator from 1978 to 1990

Referencesedit

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ a b Article in Statistics and Gazetteer of New-Hampshire 1875
  3. ^ 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 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" Retrieved July 2, 2016 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2013-09-11 Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

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