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Dublin, New Hampshire

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Dublin is a town in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 1,597 at the 2010 census1 It is home to Dublin School and Yankee magazine is based there


  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Demographics
  • 4 Economy
  • 5 Education
  • 6 See also
  • 7 Notable people
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links


Town center in 1906

In 1749, the Masonian proprietors granted the town as Monadnock No 3 or North Monadnock to Matthew Thornton and 39 others But the French and Indian War thwarted permanent settlement until the 1760s, when Henry Strongman moved from Peterborough Other early settlers arrived from Sherborn, Massachusetts In 1771, Governor John Wentworth incorporated the town, naming it after Strongman's birthplace: Dublin, Ireland2

Like all towns in this area, the terrain features hills and valleys Farmers found the soil hard and rocky, but with effort it yielded maize, oats, barley and potatoes, with some wheat and rye Orchards were common The first census, taken in 1790, reported 901 residents3 By 1859, there were 1,0882 Then in 1870, the small mill town of Harrisville voted to separate from Dublin, leaving the latter with only 455 residents during the 1880 census4


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 291 square miles 75 km2, of which 280 sq mi 73 km2 is land and 11 sq mi 28 km2 is water, comprising 378% of the town The northern slopes of Mount Monadnock occupy the southern part of town The highest point in Dublin is along Monadnock's northeast ridge, where the elevation reaches 2,834 feet 864 m above sea level at the town line Roughly the western half of Dublin lies within the Connecticut River watershed, drained by tributaries of the Ashuelot River, with the eastern half located in the Merrimack River watershed, drained by tributaries of the Contoocook River5

The town is crossed by New Hampshire Route 101 and New Hampshire Route 137


Historical population
1790 901
1800 1,188 319%
1810 1,184 −03%
1820 1,620 368%
1830 1,218 −248%
1840 1,075 −117%
1850 1,088 12%
1860 1,096 07%
1870 930 −151%
1880 456 −510%
1890 582 276%
1900 620 65%
1910 571 −79%
1920 408 −285%
1930 506 240%
1940 621 227%
1950 675 87%
1960 684 13%
1970 837 224%
1980 1,303 557%
1990 1,474 131%
2000 1,476 01%
2010 1,597 82%
Est 2015 1,550 −29%
US Decennial Census7

At the 2000 census,8 there were 1,476 people, 560 households and 417 families residing in the town The population density was 527 per square mile 204/km2 There were 686 housing units at an average density of 245 per square mile 95/km2 The racial makeup of the town was 9729% White, 034% African American, 054% Native American, 095% Asian, 041% from other races, and 047% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 115% of the population

There were 560 households of which 325% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 654% were married couples living together, 66% had a female householder with no husband present, and 254% were non-families 211% of all households were made up of individuals and 66% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 251 and the average family size was 289

234% of the population were under the age of 18, 59% from 18 to 24, 250% from 25 to 44, 325% from 45 to 64, and 132% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 43 years For every 100 females there were 1011 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 995 males

The median household income was $52,150 and the median income for a family was $57,578 Males had a median income of $36,853 compared with $25,859 for females The per capita income was $27,028 About 60% of families and 106% of the population were below the poverty line, including 168% of those under age 18 and 50% of those age 65 or over


Mount Monadnock and Dublin Pond

Dublin is the base for Yankee Publishing Inc, the publisher of the Old Farmer's Almanac and Yankee magazine


  • Dublin School, a coeducational private boarding school, founded in 1935 by Paul W Lehmann
  • The Walden School, a summer music camp on the campus of Dublin School
  • Dublin Christian Academy, founded in 1963

See alsoedit

  • Dublin Pond
  • Irish place names in other countries

Notable peopleedit

  • Galen Clark, nature activist
  • Doris Haddock, political activist
  • Moses Mason, Jr, physician and US congressman
  • William Preston Phelps, artist
  • Abbott Handerson Thayer, artist
  • Mark Twain, author summer resident, two years4


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ a b Coolidge, Austin J; John B Mansfield 1859 A History and Description of New England Boston, Massachusetts pp 474–477 
  3. ^ New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile -- Dublin, New Hampshire Archived May 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b "About the Town of Dublin" Town of Dublin, New Hampshire Retrieved 2008-12-23 
  5. ^ 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 
  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 2013-09-11 Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

  • Town of Dublin official website
  • Dublin Public Library
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
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