Francestown, New Hampshire


Francestown is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 1,562 at the 2010 census1

Contents

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

Historyedit

Incorporated in 1772, Francestown takes its name from Frances Deering Wentworth,2 the wife of colonial governor John Wentworth There were 928 residents when the first census was taken in 17903 For some time the town used its location on the only route between Boston and Vermont, the Second New Hampshire Turnpike, to collect a toll of one cent per mile from coaches and wagons High-quality soapstone was mined in Francestown until the 1890s

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 307 square miles 80 km2, of which 302 square miles 78 km2 is land and 05 square miles 13 km2 is water, making up 173% of the town The highest point in Francestown is the summit of Crotched Mountain, at 2,066 feet 630 m above sea level, on the town's western border Francestown lies fully within the Merrimack River watershed4

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1790 982
1800 1,355 380%
1810 1,451 71%
1820 1,479 19%
1830 1,540 41%
1840 1,308 −151%
1850 1,114 −148%
1860 1,082 −29%
1870 932 −139%
1880 937 05%
1890 837 −107%
1900 693 −172%
1910 602 −131%
1920 385 −360%
1930 363 −57%
1940 342 −58%
1950 405 184%
1960 495 222%
1970 525 61%
1980 830 581%
1990 1,217 466%
2000 1,480 216%
2010 1,562 55%
Est 2015 1,571 06%
US Decennial Census6
Main Street

As of the census7 of 2000, there were 1,480 people, 552 households, and 418 families residing in the town The population density was 491 people per square mile 189/km² There were 656 housing units at an average density of 217 per square mile 84/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9730% White, 007% African American, 034% Native American, 027% Asian, 047% from other races, and 155% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 054% of the population

There were 552 households out of which 346% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 668% were married couples living together, 60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 241% were non-families 170% of all households were made up of individuals and 63% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 268 and the average family size was 304

In the town, the population was spread out with 274% under the age of 18, 41% from 18 to 24, 287% from 25 to 44, 280% from 45 to 64, and 119% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 40 years For every 100 females there were 1039 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 998 males

The median income for a household in the town was $64,259, and the median income for a family was $71,471 Males had a median income of $50,521 versus $32,778 for females The per capita income for the town was $28,942 About 12% of families and 30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25% of those under age 18 and 35% of those age 65 or over

Notable peopleedit

  • Samuel Bell, 14th governor of New Hampshire8
  • Titus Brown, US congressman9
  • Sylvester H Roper, inventor; inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame 200210
  • Eri D Woodbury, awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Civil War11
  • Levi Woodbury, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States; 15th governor of New Hampshire12

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 130 
  3. ^ "Francestown" New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile Retrieved 25 April 2014 
  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" Archived from the original on July 14, 2016 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 
  8. ^ "BELL, Samuel, 1770 - 1850" Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved January 14, 2014 
  9. ^ "BROWN, Titus, 1786 - 1849" Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved December 10, 2013 
  10. ^ "Sylvester Roper" AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Retrieved December 10, 2013 
  11. ^ "Eri Davidson Woodbury" Military Times Retrieved July 2014  Check date values in: |access-date= help
  12. ^ "WOODBURY, Levi, 1789 - 1851" Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved December 10, 2013 

External linksedit

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


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