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Lisbon, New Hampshire

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Lisbon is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 1,595 at the 2010 census1 Lisbon hosts an annual "Lilac Festival" on Memorial Day weekend

The primary settlement in town, where 980 people resided at the 2010 census,1 is defined as the Lisbon census-designated place CDP and is located along US Route 302 and the Ammonoosuc River in the southwestern corner of the town

Contents

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

Historyedit

Main Street c 1910

Lisbon was first granted in 1763 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth as "Concord" In 1764 the town was renamed "Chiswick", after the Duke of Devonshire's castle, while Rumford in central New Hampshire took the name "Concord" in 1765 In 1768, the town was settled and renamed again, this time to "Gunthwaite", after a relation of Colonial Governor John Wentworth The name "Lisbon" was selected by Governor Levi Woodbury when it was incorporated in 1824 His friend, Colonel William Jarvis, had been consul at Lisbon, Portugal The town once included land that is now part of Littleton and Sugar Hill

Charcoal-making was an early industry Iron, gold and other minerals were mined here The narrow, steep falls of the Ammonoosuc River provided water power for numerous watermills and factories, and the Parker Young Company was at one time the largest manufacturer of piano sounding boards in the world Lisbon was the site of the first rope ski tow in New Hampshire

The Lisbon Area Historical Society promotes the public's interest in and appreciation for the Towns of Lisbon, Landaff and Lyman, and maintains the collection, preservation and cataloging of materials which establish or illustrate the history of the three Towns, their indigenous history and heritage, their exploration, settlement and development, as well as their cultural and artistic heritage

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 266 square miles 689 km2, of which 262 square miles 679 km2 is land and 05 square miles 13 km2 is water comprising 167% of the town2 The town center, or census-designated place, has a total area of 34 sq mi 88 km2, of which 060% is water

The highest point in town is an unnamed hill east of Pearl Lake which reaches 1,620 feet 490 m above sea level Babbit Hill has an elevation of 1,092 ft 333 m The Ammonoosuc and Gale rivers flow through the town

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1830 1,485
1840 1,682 133%
1850 1,881 118%
1860 1,886 03%
1870 1,844 −22%
1880 1,807 −20%
1890 2,060 140%
1900 2,221 78%
1910 2,460 108%
1920 2,288 −70%
1930 2,324 16%
1940 2,103 −95%
1950 2,009 −45%
1960 1,788 −110%
1970 1,480 −172%
1980 1,517 25%
1990 1,664 97%
2000 1,587 −46%
2010 1,595 05%
Est 2015 1,573 −14%
US Decennial Census4
Lisbon Station in 1912

As of the census of 2000,5 there were 1,587 people, 629 households, and 427 families residing in the town The population density was 599 people per square mile 231/km² There were 727 housing units at an average density of 106 persons/km² 274 persons/sq mi The racial makeup of the town was 9855% White, 000% African American, 038% Native American, 006% Asian, 000% Pacific Islander, 019% from other races, and 082% from two or more races 032% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race

There were 629 households out of which 326% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 531% were married couples living together, 100% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 321% were non-families 245% of all households were made up of individuals and 86% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 252 and the average family size was 300

Falls in 1906

In the town, the population was spread out with 275% under the age of 18, 55% from 18 to 24, 311% from 25 to 44, 245% from 45 to 64, and 114% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 37 years For every 100 females there were 974 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 949 males

The median income for a household in the town was $37,993, and the median income for a family was $41,250 Males had a median income of $27,371 versus $23,274 for females The per capita income for the town was $16,836 75% of the population and 39% of families were below the poverty line Out of the total people living in poverty, 93% are under the age of 18 and 98% are 65 or older

Town centeredit

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,070 people, 420 households, and 283 families residing in the Lisbon census-designated place CDP, the primary settlement area of the town The population density was 3198 people per square mile 1233/km² There were 469 housing units at an average density of 541 persons/km² 1402 persons/sq mi The racial makeup of the town was 9813% White, 056% Native American, 009% Asian, 009% from other races, and 112% from two or more races 028% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race

There were 420 households out of which 338% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 521% were married couples living together, 105% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 324% were non-families 248% of all households were made up of individuals and 88% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 255 and the average family size was 304

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 289% under the age of 18, 63% from 18 to 24, 312% from 25 to 44, 225% from 45 to 64, and 111% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 35 years For every 100 females there were 914 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 874 males

The median income for a household is $36,563, and the median income for a family was $39,861 Males had a median income of $25,438 versus $22,875 for females The per capita income for the town was $15,770 52% of the population and 30% of families were below the poverty line Out of the total people living in poverty, 58% are under the age of 18 and 61% are 65 or older

Notable peopleedit

  • Franklin Gilman 1825-1880, Wisconsin State Assemblyman and farmer, was born in Lisbon6

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data G001 - Lisbon town, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau American Factfinder Retrieved November 10, 2011 
  3. ^ "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 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  6. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 18880,' Biographical Sketch of Franklin Gilman, pg 609

External linksedit

  • Town of Lisbon official website
  • Lisbon Public Library
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
  • Lisbon Area Historical Society
  • Lisbon 1763-2013: Celebrating 250 Years

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