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East Kingston, New Hampshire

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East Kingston is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 2,357 at the 2010 census1


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


East Kingston was once a part of Kingston called Kingston East Parish, but was granted a separate charter in 1738 by Governor Jonathan Belcher Several residents of East Kingston had petitioned Governor Belcher that its location was too distant from the Kingston school and place of worship

The town grew up around the saw and grist mill at the Trickling Falls on the edge of Powwow Pond Farms prospered on the good soil, and ice-cutting in the river was a thriving winter business before the age of refrigeration The New England Brick Company was once a principal industry


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 101 square miles 262 km2, of which 100 sq mi 259 km2 is land and 01 sq mi 03 km2 is water, comprising 060% of the town The southern half of East Kingston is drained by the Powwow River, a tributary of the Merrimack River, while the remainder is drained by Great Brook, a tributary of the Exeter River, which ultimately drains to the Atlantic Ocean via Great Bay A very small portion of 285-acre 115 ha Powwow Pond on the Powwow River also lies within the town Roughly the northern half of East Kingston lies within the Piscataqua River Coastal watershed, with the southern half of town located in the Merrimack River watershed2 The highest point in town is the summit of Morse Hill, at 315 feet 96 m above sea level


Historical population
1790 358
1800 392 95%
1810 442 128%
1820 443 02%
1830 442 −02%
1840 551 247%
1850 532 −34%
1860 598 124%
1870 553 −75%
1880 576 42%
1890 461 −200%
1900 496 76%
1910 413 −167%
1920 384 −70%
1930 347 −96%
1940 424 222%
1950 449 59%
1960 574 278%
1970 838 460%
1980 1,135 354%
1990 1,352 191%
2000 1,784 320%
2010 2,357 321%
Est 2015 2,404 20%
US Decennial Census4

As of the census5 of 2000, there were 1,784 people, 629 households, and 508 families residing in the town The population density was 1786 people per square mile 689/km² There were 648 housing units at an average density of 649 per square mile 250/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9804% White, 011% African American, 006% Native American, 034% Asian, 006% Pacific Islander, 095% from other races, and 045% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 034% of the population

There were 629 households out of which 383% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 739% were married couples living together, 46% had a female householder with no husband present, and 192% were non-families 135% of all households were made up of individuals and 43% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 284 and the average family size was 313

In the town, the population was spread out with 273% under the age of 18, 40% from 18 to 24, 332% from 25 to 44, 281% from 45 to 64, and 74% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 38 years For every 100 females there were 929 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 956 males

Town hall

The median income for a household in the town was $65,197, and the median income for a family was $71,705 Males had a median income of $52,885 versus $34,702 for females The per capita income for the town was $28,844 About 32% of families and 44% of the population were below the poverty line, including 65% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over


Like most New England towns, East Kingston has a government run by a Board of Selectmen The town holds town meetings held in the town hall

Notable peopleedit

  • Daniel Tilton, Mississippi Territorial judge
  • Ebenezer Webster, militia colonel during the American Revolution


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ 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 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" Retrieved July 2, 2016 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2013-09-11 Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

  • Town of East Kingston official website
  • Eastkingstonorg, unofficial website
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
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