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Hampstead, New Hampshire

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Hampstead is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 8,523 at the 2010 census1 Hampstead, which includes the village of East Hampstead, is home to a portion of the Rockingham Recreational Trail

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Demographics
  • 4 Education
    • 41 Private schools
    • 42 Public schools
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Historyedit

Main Street in 1914, East Hampstead

Once part of Haverhill and Amesbury, Massachusetts settled in 1640, this town was formed as a result of the 1739 decision fixing the boundary line between Massachusetts and New Hampshire It was originally known as "Timberlane Parish" because of the heavy growth of native trees The town would be incorporated in 1749 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth, who renamed it after Hampstead, England,2 the residence of William Pitt, a close friendcitation needed

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 140 square miles 36 km2, of which 133 sq mi 34 km2 is land and 07 sq mi 18 km2 is water, comprising 493% of the town Island Pond is in the west, with Angle and Wash ponds in the north The highest point in Hampstead is greater than 460 feet 140 m above sea level at the town's northwestern corner, near the eastern knob of Butman Hill Hampstead lies mostly within the Merrimack River watershed, though the northern slope of Butman Hill drains into the Piscataqua River Coastal watershed3 Hampstead is home to Camp Tel Noar, an overnight summer camp on Wash Pond Sunset Lake

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1790 724
1800 790 91%
1810 738 −66%
1820 751 18%
1830 913 216%
1840 890 −25%
1850 789 −113%
1860 930 179%
1870 935 05%
1880 950 16%
1890 860 −95%
1900 823 −43%
1910 796 −33%
1920 670 −158%
1930 775 157%
1940 823 62%
1950 902 96%
1960 1,261 398%
1970 2,401 904%
1980 3,785 576%
1990 6,732 779%
2000 8,297 232%
2010 8,523 27%
Est 2015 8,573 06%
US Decennial Census5

As of the census6 of 2000, there were 8,297 people, 3,044 households, and 2,279 families residing in the town The population density was 6230 people per square mile 2405/km² There were 3,276 housing units at an average density of 2460 per square mile 950/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9847% White, 023% African American, 008% Native American, 054% Asian, 005% Pacific Islander, 016% from other races, and 047% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 078% of the population

There were 3,044 households out of which 411% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 662% were married couples living together, 60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 251% were non-families 207% of all households were made up of individuals and 61% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 272 and the average family size was 319

In the town, the population was spread out with 289% under the age of 18, 51% from 18 to 24, 310% from 25 to 44, 256% from 45 to 64, and 93% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 38 years For every 100 females there were 984 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 957 males

The median income for a household in the town was $68,533, and the median income for a family was $79,114 Males had a median income of $56,625 versus $31,449 for females The per capita income for the town was $29,195 About 24% of families and 38% of the population were below the poverty line, including 63% of those under age 18 and 37% of those age 65 or over

Educationedit

Private schoolsedit

  • Hampstead Academy
  • Pinkerton Academy in Derry Town of Hampstead pays tuition for town students to attend

Public schoolsedit

  • Hampstead Central School
  • Hampstead Middle School

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 148 
  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 Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

  • Town of Hampstead official website
  • Hampstead Historical Society
  • Hampstead Public Library
  • Tri-Town Times, community news
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
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