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Littleton, New Hampshire

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Littleton is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 5,928 at the 2010 census1 Situated at the edge of the White Mountains, Littleton is bounded on the northwest by the Connecticut River

The primary settlement in town, where 4,412 people resided at the 2010 census,1 is defined as the Littleton census-designated place CDP, and is centered on the intersection of US Route 302 with New Hampshire Route 116, along the Ammonoosuc River

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Demographics
    • 31 Town center
  • 4 Sites of interest
  • 5 Transportation
  • 6 Notable people
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

Historyedit

Called Chiswick Saxon for "Cheese Farm" in 1764, the area was settled in 1769 The town was part of Lisbon until 1770, when it was granted as Apthorp in honor of George Apthorp, head of one of the wealthiest mercantile establishments in Boston, Massachusetts The land was later passed to the Apthorp family's associates from Newburyport, Massachusetts, headed by Colonel Moses Little Colonel Little held the post of Surveyor of the King's Woods, and the town was named in his honor when it was incorporated in 1784, the same year New Hampshire became a state2

Located along the banks of the Ammonoosuc River is the Littleton Grist Mill The historic mill first opened in 1798, and has been fully restored to its original appearance Between 1867 and 1909, the local Kilburn Brothers factory published photographs, stereoviews, and sold stereoscopes, double-picture viewers popular in the Victorian age

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 541 square miles 1401 km2, of which 501 square miles 1298 km2 is land and 40 square miles 104 km2 is water, comprising 741% of the town3 The main village of Littleton, a census-designated place, has a total area of 86 square miles 22 km2, of which 012% is water

Littleton is drained by the Ammonoosuc River The Moore Dam on the Connecticut River forms Moore Reservoir in the north The highest point in the town is the summit of Towns Mountain, at 2,203 feet 671 m above sea level

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1790 96
1800 381 2969%
1810 873 1291%
1820 1,096 255%
1830 1,435 309%
1840 1,778 239%
1850 2,008 129%
1860 2,292 141%
1870 2,446 67%
1880 2,936 200%
1890 3,365 146%
1900 4,066 208%
1910 4,069 01%
1920 4,239 42%
1930 4,558 75%
1940 4,571 03%
1950 4,817 54%
1960 5,003 39%
1970 5,290 57%
1980 5,558 51%
1990 5,827 48%
2000 5,845 03%
2010 5,928 14%
Est 2015 5,912 −03%
US Decennial Census5

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,928 people, 2,673 households, and 1,596 families residing in the town The population density was 1183 people per square mile 457/km² There were 3,065 housing units at an average density of 612 units/sq mi 236 units/km² The racial makeup of the town was 962% White, 04% African American, 03% Native American, 10% Asian, 05% some other race, and 16% from two or more races 19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race6

There were 2,673 households, out of which 269% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 435% were headed by married couples living together, 118% had a female householder with no husband present, and 403% were non-families 331% of all households were made up of individuals, and 135% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 221, and the average family size was 2776

In the town, the population was spread out with 214% under the age of 18, 74% from 18 to 24, 233% from 25 to 44, 308% from 45 to 64, and 176% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 441 years For every 100 females there were 907 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 882 males6

For the time period 2007-11, the estimated median annual income for a household in the town was $45,290, and the median income for a family was $50,921 Male full-time workers had a median income of $40,745 versus $32,972 for females The per capita income for the town was $24,673 75% of the population and 45% of families were below the poverty line Out of the total people living in poverty, 79% were under the age of 18 and 101% were 65 or older7

Town centeredit

Downtown on Main Street looking east

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,412 people, 2,013 households, and 1,154 families residing in the main village, or census-designated place, of Littleton The population density was 5191 people per square mile 2015/km² There were 2,253 housing units at an average density of 2651 units/sq mi 1029 units/km² The racial makeup of the CDP was 961% White, 05% African American, 02% Native American, 10% Asian, 05% some other race, and 16% from two or more races 21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race8

There were 2,013 households, out of which 275% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 392% were headed by married couples living together, 138% had a female householder with no husband present, and 427% were non-families 358% of all households were made up of individuals, and 149% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 218, and the average family size was 2788

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 223% under the age of 18, 76% from 18 to 24, 234% from 25 to 44, 290% from 45 to 64, and 177% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 430 years For every 100 females there were 873 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 832 males8

For the period 2007-11, the estimated median annual income for a household in the CDP was $42,364, and the median income for a family was $51,610 Male full-time workers had a median income of $42,756 versus $33,346 for females The per capita income for the CDP was $24,562 88% of the population and 48% of families were below the poverty line Out of the total people living in poverty, 90% were under the age of 18 and 128% were 65 or older9

Sites of interestedit

Public library with statue of Pollyanna in front
  • Bronze statue of Eleanor H Porter's creation, Pollyanna Downtown; unveiled 200210
  • Kilburn Brothers Building - Where stereo view cards were madecitation needed
  • The River Walk and Covered Bridgecitation needed
  • Downtown Historical Walk marked by plaques on or near various buildings along Main Streetcitation needed
  • Littleton Opera Housecitation needed
  • Littleton Coin Company 11
  • Littleton Farmers Market, July to October, on Sundays12
  • Chutter's Candy Store, which claims to hold the world record for Longest Candy Counter13

Transportationedit

The center of Littleton is accessible from three exits of Interstate 93, and a fourth exit serves the western end of town near the Vermont border US Route 302 runs east–west through the town center as its Main Street As of January 2006 Littleton is also served by a public transportation bus route14 connecting with Whitefield and Lancaster

Notable peopleedit

  • Rich Gale, pitcher with five MLB teams
  • Hugh Gallen, 74th governor of New Hampshire
  • Geoffrey Hendricks, artist
  • Benjamin W Kilburn, machinist, veteran, photographer, stereoscopic publisher
  • Eleanor H Porter, author Pollyanna and Pollyanna Grows Up
  • Tor Seidler, children's author15
  • Jack Tilton 1951-2017, American art dealer16

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ Coolidge, Austin J; John B Mansfield 1859 A History and Description of New England Boston, Massachusetts pp 556–557 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data G001 - Littleton town, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau American Factfinder Retrieved November 10, 2011 
  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. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data DP-1: Littleton town, Grafton County, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau, American Factfinder Retrieved February 21, 2013 
  7. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates DP03: Littleton town, Grafton County, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau, American Factfinder Retrieved February 21, 2013 
  8. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data DP-1: Littleton CDP, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau, American Factfinder Retrieved February 21, 2013 
  9. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates DP03: Littleton CDP, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau, American Factfinder Retrieved February 21, 2013 
  10. ^ "Pollyanna of Littleton, New Hampshire" GoLittletoncom Retrieved December 10, 2015 
  11. ^ Littleton Coin Company
  12. ^ Littleton Farmers Market
  13. ^ Chutter's Candy Store
  14. ^ TheTri-Town Bus
  15. ^ http://wwwharpercollinschildrenscom/Kids/AuthorsAndIllustrators/ContributorDetailaspxCId=12703
  16. ^ https://wwwnytimescom/2017/05/10/arts/design/jack-tilton-dead-manhattan-gallery-ownerhtml_r=0

External linksedit

  • Town of Littleton official website
  • Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Littleton Information and Activities
  • Littleton Public Library
  • Families of the White Mountain Railroad, images and genealogy
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
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