Dalton, New Hampshire


Dalton is a town in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 979 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

Dalton was incorporated in 1764 under the name Chiswick, named for the Duke of Devonshire's castle The name was changed to Apthorp in 1770, after the Apthorp family The name Dalton was chosen in 1784, in honor of Tristram Dalton2

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 280 square miles 73 km2, of which 275 square miles 71 km2 is land and 05 square miles 13 km2 is water, comprising 200% of the town3 The town's highest point is the summit of Dalton Mountain, at 2,146 feet 654 m above sea level The town includes the hamlet of Cushman, which is located on the Connecticut River, opposite Gilman, Vermont Dalton lies fully within the Connecticut River watershed4

Approximately 82% of the town's land—14,390 acres 582 km2 out of a total land area of 17,624 acres 713 km2—is undeveloped farm land, forest land or unproductive land enrolled in the state's current use program5 The 14,390 acres 582 km2 of undeveloped land enrolled in current use is owned by 200 property owners, resulting in an average parcel size of 7195 acres 291,200 m2 per current use owner According to the town's property ownership records available from the town clerk at town hall, 741 Dalton Road, Dalton, NH, the town's largest landowner, together with family members, owns in excess of 1,000 acres 40 km2 of land

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1790 14
1800 62 3429%
1810 235 2790%
1820 347 477%
1830 532 533%
1840 664 248%
1850 751 131%
1860 666 −113%
1870 773 161%
1880 570 −263%
1890 596 46%
1900 592 −07%
1910 475 −198%
1920 460 −32%
1930 580 261%
1940 642 107%
1950 557 −132%
1960 567 18%
1970 425 −250%
1980 672 581%
1990 827 231%
2000 927 121%
2010 979 56%
Est 2015 913 −67%
US Decennial Census7

As of the census8 of 2000, there were 927 people, 374 households, and 253 families residing in the town The population density was 337 people per square mile 130/km² There were 520 housing units at an average density of 189 per square mile 73/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9676% White, 076% African American, 054% Native American, 022% Asian, 022% from other races, and 151% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 194% of the population

There were 374 households out of which 289% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 561% were married couples living together, 67% had a female householder with no husband present, and 321% were non-families 241% of all households were made up of individuals and 134% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 248 and the average family size was 295

In the town, the population was spread out with 244% under the age of 18, 65% from 18 to 24, 272% from 25 to 44, 274% from 45 to 64, and 146% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 41 years For every 100 females there were 1060 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 1044 males

The median income for a household in the town was $35,625, and the median income for a family was $41,667 Males had a median income of $29,097 versus $20,089 for females The per capita income for the town was $16,234 About 27% of families and 56% of the population were below the poverty line, including 63% of those under age 18 and 108% of those age 65 or over

Referencesedit

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry 1905 The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States Govt Print Off p 99 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data G001 - Dalton town, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau American Factfinder Archived from the original on September 11, 2013 Retrieved November 8, 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. ^ "2006 Current Use Report" NH Department of Revenue Administration Retrieved 2008-04-09 
  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 September 11, 2013 Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

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