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Marlborough, New Hampshire

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Marlborough is a town in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 2,063 at the 2010 census1 The town is home to the Kensan-Devan Wildlife Sanctuary at Meetinghouse Pond

The primary settlement in town, where 1,094 people resided at the 2010 census,1 is defined as the Marlborough census-designated place CDP and is located at the junction of New Hampshire routes 101 and 124

Contents

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

Historyedit

First granted as Monadnock No 5 in 1752 by Governor Benning Wentworth, this was one of the fort towns originally known only by a number Lots were drawn in 1762 and first settled two years later The town was at one time called Oxford, then New Marlborough, but was incorporated in 1776 as Marlborough Many of the settlers were from Marlborough, Massachusetts, which had been named for John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, in the late 17th century Land was set off in 1815 to create the town of Troy2

There was once an important granite industry here Stone from Marlborough quarries was used in buildings in Boston, at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and locally in the Frost Free Library Blankets and wooden-ware, including toys, have been manufactured in Marlborough as well3

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 206 square miles 534 km2, of which 204 sq mi 528 km2 is land and 02 sq mi 05 km2 is water, comprising 116% of the town Marlborough is drained by Minnewawa Brook The town's highest point is near its southeast corner, on the side of Bigelow Hill, where the elevation reaches 1,516 feet 462 m above sea level

The town center of Marlborough, or census-designated place, has a total area of 17 square miles 44 km2, all land

Marlborough is served by state routes 101 and 124

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1790 786
1800 1,185 508%
1810 1,142 −36%
1820 766 −329%
1830 822 73%
1840 831 11%
1850 887 67%
1860 915 32%
1870 1,017 111%
1880 1,286 265%
1890 1,695 318%
1900 1,524 −101%
1910 1,478 −30%
1920 1,380 −66%
1930 1,508 93%
1940 1,431 −51%
1950 1,561 91%
1960 1,612 33%
1970 1,671 37%
1980 1,846 105%
1990 1,927 44%
2000 2,009 43%
2010 2,063 27%
Est 2015 2,064 00%
US Decennial Census5

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,009 people, 829 households, and 565 families residing in the town The population density was 985 people per square mile 380/km² There were 896 housing units at an average density of 169 persons/km² 439 persons/sq mi The racial makeup of the town was 9851% White, 020% African American, 005% Native American, 035% Asian, 000% Pacific Islander, 000% from other races, and 090% from two or more races 060% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race

There were 829 households out of which 292% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 563% were married couples living together, 80% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 318% were non-families 259% of all households were made up of individuals and 97% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 242 and the average family size was 288

In the town, the population was spread out with 223% under the age of 18, 70% from 18 to 24, 296% from 25 to 44, 258% from 45 to 64, and 153% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 40 years For every 100 females there were 935 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 921 males

The median income for a household in the town was $44,904, and the median income for a family was $50,927 Males had a median income of $32,727 versus $23,882 for females The per capita income for the town was $19,967 35% of the population and 13% of families were below the poverty line Out of the total people living in poverty, 18% are under the age of 18 and 34% are 65 or older

Town centeredit

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,089 people, 467 households, and 295 families residing in the CDP, or main village of Marlborough The population density was 6438 people per square mile 2488/km² There were 494 housing units at an average density of 1129 persons/km² 2920 persons/sq mi The racial makeup of the town was 9871% White, 018% African American, 018% Asian, and 092% from two or more races 092% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race

There were 467 households out of which 268% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 493% were married couples living together, 101% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 368% were non-families 306% of all households were made up of individuals and 116% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 233 and the average family size was 286

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 212% under the age of 18, 86% from 18 to 24, 291% from 25 to 44, 235% from 45 to 64, and 175% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 39 years For every 100 females there were 904 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 865 males

The median income for a household is $37,404, and the median income for a family was $48,516 Males had a median income of $31,705 versus $23,698 for females The per capita income for the town was $18,893 46% of the population and 17% of families were below the poverty line Out of the total people living in poverty, 30% are under the age of 18 and 47% are 65 or older

Sites of interestedit

  • Maynard-Gates House 1767, the Marlborough Historical Society

Notable peopleedit

  • Paul Leicester Ford, novelist and biographer
  • Rufus S Frost, US congressman
  • Fred Tenney, pro baseball player

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 572–573 
  3. ^ History of Marlborough, Cheshire County, New Hampshire
  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 

External linksedit

  • Town of Marlborough official website
  • Frost Free Library
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
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