Dunbarton, New Hampshire


Dunbarton is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 2,758 at the 2010 census1

Contents

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

Historyedit

Originally granted as Gorham's-town in 1735, and re-granted as Starkstown in 1748, the town was incorporated in 1765 as Dunbarton The name came from Dunbartonshire in Scotland, hometown to Archibald Stark, a prominent settler2

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 314 square miles 81 km2, of which 309 sq mi 80 km2 is land and 05 sq mi 13 km2 is water, comprising 150% of the town The highest point in Dunbarton is 925 feet 282 m above sea level near NH Route 13 north of Dunbarton Center Dunbarton lies fully within the Merrimack River watershed3

The town claims to be the location of the geographic center of New England, based on a Boston University calculation from 20084

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1790 917
1800 1,222 333%
1810 1,256 28%
1820 1,450 154%
1830 1,067 −264%
1840 950 −110%
1850 915 −37%
1860 901 −15%
1870 778 −137%
1880 708 −90%
1890 524 −260%
1900 551 52%
1910 513 −69%
1920 405 −211%
1930 572 412%
1940 495 −135%
1950 533 77%
1960 632 186%
1970 825 305%
1980 1,174 423%
1990 1,759 498%
2000 2,226 265%
2010 2,758 239%
Est 2015 2,792 12%
US Decennial Census6

As of the census7 of 2000, there were 2,226 people, 814 households, and 648 families residing in the town The population density was 721 people per square mile 278/km² There were 858 housing units at an average density of 278 per square mile 107/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9843% White, 009% African American, 045% Native American, 045% Asian, 004% from other races, and 054% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 031% of the population

There were 814 households out of which 396% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 738% were married couples living together, 36% had a female householder with no husband present, and 203% were non-families 141% of all households were made up of individuals and 32% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 273 and the average family size was 303

In the town, the population was spread out with 275% under the age of 18, 40% from 18 to 24, 348% from 25 to 44, 266% from 45 to 64, and 71% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 38 years For every 100 females there were 1024 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 1026 males

The median income for a household in the town was $65,081, and the median income for a family was $67,448 Males had a median income of $46,042 versus $31,641 for females The per capita income for the town was $27,892 About 23% of families and 28% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24% of those under age 18 and 49% of those age 65 or over

Notable peopleedit

  • Robert Lowell, poet; buried in Stark Cemetery
  • John Ordway, sergeant in the Corps of Discovery, helped lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • Robert Rogers, commander of Rogers' Rangers during the French and Indian War
  • Revolutionary War general John Stark and his wife Molly Stark once lived in Dunbarton Their son Caleb Stark was born there

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 110 
  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. ^ "Lots of Heart but Only One Center" Town of Dunbarton official website Retrieved November 17, 2015 
  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. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2013-09-11 Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

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