Clarksville, New Hampshire


Clarksville is a town located in northern Coos County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 265 at the 2010 census1 It is part of the Berlin, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area

Contents

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

Historyedit

The first census taken was in 1830; there were 88 residents

Clarksville was incorporated in 1853, but known as Dartmouth College Grant until 1872 Clarksville derives its name from the Clark family, who cleared the land for settlement The area was originally part of a tract granted to Dartmouth College; sections were sold off by the college to raise money It was purchased by Benjamin Clark of Boston and Joseph Murdock of Norwich, Vermont

In the late 19th century, major industries included starch and maple sugar Ref 1874 NH Gazetteer For many years the largest employers in town have been logging companies

Geographyedit

Clarksville is bordered to the north and west by Pittsburg, and to the west by one mile of waterfront on the Connecticut River across from the village of Beecher Falls, in Canaan, Vermont To the south are Stewartstown, Dixville and Dix's Grant The east borders on Atkinson and Gilmanton Academy Grant State Route 145 traverses the western end of the township, running south from Pittsburg village into Stewartstown Prior to the construction of US Route 3, along the Connecticut, this was the only road north to Pittsburg

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 622 square miles 161 km2, of which 601 sq mi 156 km2 is land and 21 sq mi 54 km2 is water, comprising 344% of the town2 The highest point in Clarksville is Crystal Mountain, at 3,230 feet 980 m above sea level, near the town's southern border Significant water bodies include portions of Lake Francis, Clarksville Pond, Carr Pond and Dead Water Stream The western two-thirds of Clarksville lies within the Connecticut River watershed and the eastern third in the Androscoggin River watershed3

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1840 88
1850 187 1125%
1860 249 332%
1870 269 80%
1880 328 219%
1890 325 −09%
1900 307 −55%
1910 271 −117%
1920 410 513%
1930 215 −476%
1940 225 47%
1950 171 −240%
1960 179 47%
1970 166 −73%
1980 262 578%
1990 232 −115%
2000 294 267%
2010 265 −99%
Est 2015 249 −60%
US Decennial Census5

At the 2000 census6 and again, informally, in 2004, there were 294 people, 118 households and 88 families residing in the town The population density was 49 per square mile 19/km² There were 307 housing units at an average density of 51 per square mile 20/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9592% White ie, all but 12, none African American, 102% Native American, none Asian, none Pacific Islander, none from other races, and 306% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 170% of the population

There were 118 households of which 305% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 669% were married couples living together, 25% had a female householder with no husband present, and 254% were non-families 195% of all households were made up of individuals and 59% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 247 and the average family size was 280

228% of the population were under the age of 18, 41% from 18 to 24, 235% from 25 to 44, 381% from 45 to 64, and 116% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 44 years For every 100 females there were 1115 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 1027 males

The median household income was $40,179 and the median family income was $44,688 Males had a median income of $32,750 compared with $21,111 for females The per capita income for the town was $18,090 About 54% of families and 37% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 87% of those sixty five or over

Referencesedit

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data G001 - Clarksville town, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau American Factfinder Archived from the original on September 11, 2013 Retrieved November 8, 2011 
  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

  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
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