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Grantham, New Hampshire

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Grantham is a town in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 2,985 at the 2010 census,3 up from 2,167 at the 2000 census, the greatest increase in population in Sullivan County over this time period

Contents

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

Historyedit

Incorporated in 1761, Grantham takes its name from Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham, Secretary of State for the Southern Department from March 1754 to October 1755

The families of Howe, Dunbar and Leavitt were all early Grantham settlers All three families secured lands in Grantham as part of the charter granted to Baron Grantham in 1761, and all three families "have Grantham hills named after them," according to Elmer M Hunt in New Hampshire Town Names And Whence They Came "The Leavitts are said to have had at one time fifty children in attendance at the town's school, and over the years no fewer than seventeen teachers"4

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 281 square miles 728 km2, of which 272 square miles 704 km2 is land and 09 square miles 23 km2 is water, comprising 315% of the town5 The highest point in town is Grantham Mountain, 2,660 feet 810 m above sea level, a peak along the ridge of Croydon Mountain, which follows the western edge of the town Grantham lies fully within the Connecticut River watershed6 A major body of water in Grantham is Eastman Pond which serves as a recreational hub of the Eastman Community In addition Grantham boasts Anderson and Butternut ponds

The town is home to the Grantham Village School opened 1981 and Dunbar Free Library opened 1903

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1790 333
1800 713 1141%
1810 864 212%
1820 1,032 194%
1830 1,079 46%
1840 1,034 −42%
1850 784 −242%
1860 648 −173%
1870 608 −62%
1880 540 −112%
1890 424 −215%
1900 374 −118%
1910 286 −235%
1920 495 731%
1930 302 −390%
1940 367 215%
1950 359 −22%
1960 332 −75%
1970 366 102%
1980 704 923%
1990 1,247 771%
2000 2,167 738%
2010 2,985 377%
Est 2015 2,959 −09%
US Decennial Census8

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,167 people, 924 households, and 707 families residing in the town The population density was 809 people per square mile 312/km² There were 1,513 housing units at an average density of 565 per square mile 218/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9829% White, 028% African American, 009% Native American, 042% Asian, 009% from other races, and 083% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 055% of the population

There were 924 households out of which 241% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 702% were married couples living together, 47% had a female householder with no husband present, and 234% were non-families 192% of all households were made up of individuals and 71% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 235 and the average family size was 267

In the town, the population was spread out with 199% under the age of 18, 29% from 18 to 24, 257% from 25 to 44, 297% from 45 to 64, and 217% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 46 years For every 100 females there were 961 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 956 males

The median income for a household in the town was $63,239, and the median income for a family was $69,271 Males had a median income of $43,250 versus $34,773 for females The per capita income for the town was $32,174 About 14% of families and 25% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18% of those under age 18 and 38% of those age 65 or over

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2014-11-04 
  2. ^ "Population Estimates" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2014-05-22 Retrieved 2014-11-04 
  3. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  4. ^ Hunt, Elmer Munson 1970 New Hampshire Town Names And Whence They Came, p 15 Peterborough, New Hampshire: Noone House ISBN 0-87233-009-5
  5. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data G001 - Grantham town, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau American Factfinder Archived from the original on September 11, 2013 Retrieved November 15, 2011 
  6. ^ 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 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" Archived from the original on June 2, 2016 Retrieved July 2, 2016 
  8. ^ United States Census Bureau "Census of Population and Housing" Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved November 4, 2014 

External linksedit

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