Eaton, New Hampshire


Eaton is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 393 at the 2010 census1 Eaton includes the villages of Eaton Center and Snowville

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Demographics
  • 4 Emergency services
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Historyedit

Conway Street c 1910

Eaton was incorporated in 1760 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth, and named for Governor Theophilus Eaton of Connecticut, a generous contributor to the funds needed to settle Massachusetts in 1630 He later formed a colony at New Haven, Connecticut, along with Reverend John Davenport and David Yale, great-grandfather of Yale University's founder, Elihu Yale

The "Little White Church" is a town landmark The village of Snowville is named for the Snow family, who started a sawmill there in 1825 "Waukeela", a summer camp for girls, has been in Eaton for 90 years as of 2011 It occupies 45 acres 180,000 m2 on Crystal Lake

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 256 square miles 66 km2, of which 243 square miles 63 km2 is land and 13 square miles 34 km2 is water, comprising 506% of the town2 Conway Lake is on the northern boundary, and Crystal Lake is in the center Eaton lies fully within the Saco River watershed3 The highest point in town is 1,730 feet 530 m above sea level on its southern boundary, just north of the 1,806-foot 550 m summit of Cragged Mountain Eaton is bounded on the east by the Maine state line

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1790 253
1800 381 506%
1810 535 404%
1820 1,071 1002%
1830 1,432 337%
1840 1,710 194%
1850 1,743 19%
1860 780 −552%
1870 657 −158%
1880 629 −43%
1890 514 −183%
1900 365 −290%
1910 380 41%
1920 237 −376%
1930 210 −114%
1940 196 −67%
1950 221 128%
1960 151 −317%
1970 221 464%
1980 256 158%
1990 362 414%
2000 375 36%
2010 393 48%
Est 2015 389 −10%
US Decennial Census5

As of the census6 of 2000, there were 375 people, 157 households, and 111 families residing in the town The population density was 154 people per square mile 59/km² There were 239 housing units at an average density of 98 per square mile 38/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9867% White, 027% African American, 027% Asian, and 080% from two or more races

There were 157 households out of which 299% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 611% were married couples living together, 76% had a female householder with no husband present, and 287% were non-families 236% of all households were made up of individuals and 70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 238 and the average family size was 285

Eaton in 1909

In the town, the population was spread out with 235% under the age of 18, 40% from 18 to 24, 216% from 25 to 44, 389% from 45 to 64, and 120% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 45 years For every 100 females there were 963 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 926 males

The median income for a household in the town was $46,429, and the median income for a family was $53,750 Males had a median income of $31,458 versus $23,750 for females The per capita income for the town was $21,122 About 36% of families and 72% of the population were below the poverty line, including 76% of those under age 18 and 159% of those age 65 or over

Emergency servicesedit

Police services are provided by the Carroll County Sheriff's Office or NH State Police Troop E depending on staffing for the time of day

Referencesedit

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data G001 - Brookfield town, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau American Factfinder Archived from the original on September 11, 2013 Retrieved November 7, 2011 
  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. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" Retrieved July 2, 2016 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2013-09-11 Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

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