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Middleton, New Hampshire

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Middleton is a town in Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 1,783 at the 2010 census1

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Demographics
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Historyedit

Granted by the Masonian Proprietors in 1749, the town was named after Sir Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, who was in charge of convoy service between Barbados and the colonies The land was first settled shortly before the Revolutionary War by settlers from Lee and Rochester Soon after the War, its population was challenged when a number of Quaker families led by the town auditor, Nicholas Austin, left for the more peaceful setting of Austin, Quebec Although the soil is rocky and unsuited for cultivation, cider was made in considerable quantities, and maple syrup to some extent2

Middleton was situated on the road between the New Hampshire Seacoast and Wolfeboro, the location of Colonial Governor John Wentworth's summer home, Kingswood Today the road survives as "Governors Road" in northern Rochester and Milton and continues as "Kings Highway" through Middleton3 Neglect of the road caused the governor to bill the proprietors for repairs he had to make for safe travel to Kingswood, built in 1771 Middleton was incorporated on March 4, 1778, and originally included Brookfield, which was split off in December 17944

Middleton's old Town Hall, located on King's Highway, was built in 1795 as a meetinghouse on Ridge Road It was moved to its current location in 1812, jacked-up on the new site, and the Town Hall added underneath The original stucco painting, a wrap-around landscape mural of trees and scenery, was painted by John Avery in 1811 and touched up in 18415

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 185 square miles 48 km2, of which 181 sq mi 47 km2 is land and 04 sq mi 10 km2 227% is water That water is primarily contained by Sunrise Lake, previously known as the Old Dump Reservoir The Moose Mountains, which separate Middleton from Brookfield, have a series of 1,600-to-1,700-foot 490 to 520 m peaks, including the highest point in Middleton at an elevation of 1,670 feet 510 m above sea level

The town is served by New Hampshire Route 153

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1790 617
1800 431 −301%
1810 439 19%
1820 482 98%
1830 562 166%
1840 483 −141%
1850 476 −14%
1860 530 113%
1870 476 −102%
1880 355 −254%
1890 207 −417%
1900 300 449%
1910 291 −30%
1920 174 −402%
1930 176 11%
1940 236 341%
1950 255 81%
1960 349 369%
1970 430 232%
1980 734 707%
1990 1,183 612%
2000 1,440 217%
2010 1,783 238%
Est 2015 1,787 02%
US Decennial Census7

As of the census8 of 2000, there were 1,440 people, 514 households, and 389 families residing in the town The population density was 796 people per square mile 307/km² There were 706 housing units at an average density of 390 per square mile 151/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9854% White, 014% African American, 021% Native American, 056% Asian, and 056% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 035% of the population

There were 514 households out of which 381% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 630% were married couples living together, 66% had a female householder with no husband present, and 243% were non-families 165% of all households were made up of individuals and 39% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 280 and the average family size was 313

In the town, the population was spread out with 288% under the age of 18, 65% from 18 to 24, 341% from 25 to 44, 203% from 45 to 64, and 103% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 37 years For every 100 females there were 1108 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 1064 males

The median income for a household in the town was $43,942, and the median income for a family was $48,529 Males had a median income of $32,014 versus $26,336 for females The per capita income for the town was $18,415 About 45% of families and 73% of the population were below the poverty line, including 56% of those under age 18 and 63% of those age 65 or over

Referencesedit

  1. ^ 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 p 580 
  3. ^ Google Maps
  4. ^ History of Middleton, New Hampshire 1882
  5. ^ "About Middleton" Town of Middleton Retrieved January 20, 2015 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" Retrieved July 2, 2016 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

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