Deering, New Hampshire


Deering is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 1,912 at the 2010 census1

Contents

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

Historyedit

First settled about 1765, the town was incorporated on January 17, 1774 by John Wentworth, governor of the province of New Hampshire He named it Deering after the maiden name of his wife,2 Frances Deering Wentworth, just as two years earlier he bestowed Francestown with her first name Deering had 928 residents when the first census was taken in 1790 By 1859, the population was 890 Its hills and valleys were well suited for agriculture Industries included two sawmills, one gristmill, and one clothing factory3

Geographyedit

Deering is in northwestern Hillsborough County, bordered by Hillsborough and Henniker to the north, Weare to the east, Francestown to the south, Bennington to the southwest, and Antrim to the west According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 314 square miles 814 km2, of which 308 square miles 798 km2 is land and 066 square miles 17 km2 is water, comprising 204% of the town1 The highest point in Deering is Clark Summit, at 1,570 feet 480 m above sea level Deering lies fully within the Merrimack River watershed4 The eastern two-thirds of the town are drained by tributaries of the Piscataquog River, which flows east to join the Merrimack in Manchester, while the western third of the town drains to the Contoocook River, which forms the western boundary of the town and flows north to the Merrimack in Penacook

The town is crossed by State Route 149, connecting Hillsborough to the north with Weare to the east

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1790 928
1800 1,244 341%
1810 1,363 96%
1820 1,415 38%
1830 1,227 −133%
1840 1,124 −84%
1850 890 −208%
1860 793 −109%
1870 722 −90%
1880 674 −66%
1890 531 −212%
1900 486 −85%
1910 353 −274%
1920 287 −187%
1930 324 129%
1940 367 133%
1950 392 68%
1960 345 −120%
1970 578 675%
1980 1,041 801%
1990 1,707 640%
2000 1,875 98%
2010 1,912 20%
Est 2015 1,922 05%
US Decennial Census6

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,912 people, 740 households, and 534 families residing in the town The population density was 621 people per square mile 240/km² There were 932 housing units at an average density of 303 per square mile 117/km² The racial makeup of the town was 970% White, 03% African American, 02% Native American or Alaska Native, 01% some other race, and 15% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13% of the population7

Town Hall

There were 740 households, out of which 284% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 589% were headed by married couples living together, 73% had a female householder with no husband present, and 278% were non-families 201% of all households were made up of individuals, and 62% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 249, and the average family size was 2857

In the town, the population was spread out with 194% under the age of 18, 72% from 18 to 24, 267% from 25 to 44, 332% from 45 to 64, and 135% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 429 years For every 100 females there were 1074 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 1051 males7

For the period 2009-13, the estimated median annual income for a household in the town was $68,281, and the median income for a family was $76,389 Male full-time workers had a median income of $60,114 versus $40,272 for females The per capita income for the town was $33,042 About 54% of families and 96% of the population were below the poverty line8

Notable peopleedit

  • James W Grimes, US senator and third Governor of Iowa
  • Lotte Jacobi, photographer; lived in Deering from 1955 until her death in 1990
  • Jon Rheault 1986– , forward with Adler Mannheim
  • Tom Rush, folk singer; lived in Deering 1971–1990citation needed

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 G001: Deering town, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau, American Factfinder Retrieved April 16, 2015 
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry 1905 The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States Govt Print Off p 102 
  3. ^ Austin J Coolidge & John B Mansfield, A History and Description of New England, Boston, Massachusetts 1859
  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. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Census Summary File 1 DP-1: Deering town, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau, American Factfinder Retrieved April 16, 2015 
  8. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2009-2013 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates DP03: Deering town, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau, American Factfinder Retrieved April 16, 2015 

External linksedit

  • Town of Deering official website
  • Don and Jean Johnson, "Brief History of Deering", at Town of Deering website
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
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