Epsom, New Hampshire


Epsom is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 4,566 at the 2010 census1

Contents

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

Historyedit

Incorporated in 1727, Epsom takes its name from Epsom in Surrey, England2 Although dotted with several small mountains, the land was suitable for grazing and growing grain By 1859, when the town's population was 1,366, it had two gristmills and two sawmills3

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 344 square miles 89 km2, of which 342 sq mi 89 km2 is land and 02 sq mi 52 ha is water, comprising 058% of the town The highest point in Epsom is the summit of Fort Mountain, at 1,413 feet 431 m above sea level, in the eastern part of town Other neighboring small mountains in town include McCoy Mountain 1,270 ft or 390 m and Nats Mountain 1,180 ft or 360 m The town is drained by the Suncook River Epsom lies fully within the Merrimack River watershed4

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1790 799
1800 1,034 294%
1810 1,156 118%
1820 1,336 156%
1830 1,408 54%
1840 1,205 −144%
1850 1,366 134%
1860 1,216 −110%
1870 993 −183%
1880 909 −85%
1890 815 −103%
1900 771 −54%
1910 725 −60%
1920 655 −97%
1930 678 35%
1940 797 176%
1950 756 −51%
1960 1,002 325%
1970 1,469 466%
1980 2,743 867%
1990 3,591 309%
2000 4,021 120%
2010 4,566 136%
Est 2015 4,640 16%
US Decennial Census6

As of the census7 of 2000, there were 4,021 people, 1,491 households, and 1,103 families residing in the town The population density was 1177 people per square mile 454/km² There were 1,592 housing units at an average density of 466 per square mile 180/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9863% White, 010% African American, 010% Native American, 032% Asian, 010% from other races, and 075% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 045% of the population

There were 1,491 households out of which 342% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 640% were married couples living together, 69% had a female householder with no husband present, and 260% were non-families 197% of all households were made up of individuals and 74% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 262 and the average family size was 301

In the town, the population was spread out with 245% under the age of 18, 53% from 18 to 24, 309% from 25 to 44, 254% from 45 to 64, and 140% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 39 years For every 100 females there were 921 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 898 males

The median income for a household in the town was $50,685, and the median income for a family was $56,875 Males had a median income of $40,995 versus $27,106 for females The per capita income for the town was $22,026 About 19% of families and 31% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34% of those under age 18 and 32% of those age 65 or over

Notable peopleedit

  • John Dolbeer, inventor and entrepreneur
  • Noah Martin, doctor; 30th governor of New Hampshire
  • Major Andrew McClary, highest-ranking officer to fall in the Battle of Bunker Hill; Fort McClary is named in his honorcitation needed
  • John B Sanborn, lawyer and Civil War era brigadier general; state representative in Minnesota
  • Walter Henry Sanborn, US federal judge

In popular cultureedit

Epsom was the town where Leo Rockway known initially as "Joe" in Stephen King's The Stand was from

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 120 
  3. ^ Coolidge, Austin J; John B Mansfield 1859 A History and Description of New England Boston, Massachusetts pp 486–487 
  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. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2013-09-11 Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

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