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Lempster, New Hampshire

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Lempster is a town in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 1,154 at the 2010 census1 Settlements include the town center Lempster village and the village of East Lempster

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Demographics
  • 4 Lempster wind farm
  • 5 Notable inhabitants
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Historyedit

First granted by colonial governor Jonathan Belcher in 1735 as Number 9 ninth in a line of forts to guard against Indian attacks, it was regranted in 1753 as Dupplin, after Scottish lord Thomas Hay, Viscount Dupplin, by Governor Benning Wentworth The town was re-granted one final time in 1767 as Lempster, after one of the titles of a Sir Thomas Farmer of "Lempster"2 presumably Leominster in England, and incorporated in 1772

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 328 square miles 85 km2, of which 323 sq mi 84 km2 is land and 04 sq mi 10 km2 is water, comprising 131% of the town The highest point in Lempster is the summit of Bean Mountain, at 2,326 feet 709 m above sea level Lempster lies mostly within the Connecticut River watershed, with the southeastern corner of town lying in the Ashuelot River watershed3

New Hampshire Route 10 traverses the town, connecting it with the towns of Goshen and Newport to the north and with Marlow, Gilsum, and the city of Keene to the south The village of East Lempster is located at the intersection of Route 10 and Second New Hampshire Turnpike The village of Lempster proper is located along Second New Hampshire Turnpike, 2 miles 3 km to the west

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1790 415
1800 729 757%
1810 854 171%
1820 950 112%
1830 999 52%
1840 941 −58%
1850 906 −37%
1860 820 −95%
1870 678 −173%
1880 602 −112%
1890 519 −138%
1900 391 −247%
1910 383 −20%
1920 287 −251%
1930 273 −49%
1940 312 143%
1950 309 −10%
1960 272 −120%
1970 360 324%
1980 637 769%
1990 947 487%
2000 971 25%
2010 1,154 188%
Est 2015 1,148 −05%
US Decennial Census5

As of the census6 of 2000, there were 971 people, 387 households, and 275 families residing in the town The 2003 census estimate for the town was 1,044 residents The population density was 300 people per square mile 116/km² There were 577 housing units at an average density of 178 per square mile 69/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9722% White, 010% Native American, 010% Asian, 010% Pacific Islander, and 247% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 021% of the population

There were 387 households out of which 305% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 599% were married couples living together, 72% had a female householder with no husband present, and 287% were non-families 220% of all households were made up of individuals and 96% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 251 and the average family size was 290

In the town, the population was spread out with 243% under the age of 18, 53% from 18 to 24, 284% from 25 to 44, 279% from 45 to 64, and 141% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 41 years For every 100 females there were 1036 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 1059 males

The median income for a household in the town was $40,458, and the median income for a family was $45,385 Males had a median income of $31,484 versus $22,566 for females The per capita income for the town was $19,172 About 32% of families and 73% of the population were below the poverty line, including 80% of those under age 18 and 53% of those age 65 or over

Lempster wind farmedit

Lempster is home to New Hampshire's first wind farm, providing a total of 24 MW from 12 turbines, which started operation in 2008 The turbines are located on Bean Mountain, a knob on the north-south ridge of Lempster Mountain 43°14′N 72°09′W / 43233°N 72150°W / 43233; -721507

Notable inhabitantsedit

  • Martin L Keyes, founder of Keyes Fibre Company 1903

Referencesedit

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ "Profile for Lempster, New Hampshire" ePodunk Retrieved 2010-04-25 
  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" Archived from the original on June 2, 2016 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 
  7. ^ State's lone wind farm taking shape

External linksedit

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