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Nottingham, New Hampshire

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Nottingham is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 4,785 at the 2010 census1 It is the location of Pawtuckaway State Park


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


Schoolhouse, Nottingham Square

Incorporated in 1722 by Lieutenant Governor John Wentworth, Nottingham was named for Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham The earl was a close friend of Samuel Shute and Joseph Dudley, previous colonial governors of New Hampshire Among the grantees was Peregrine White, descendant of Peregrine White of the Mayflower, the first child of English parentage born in New England At one time, the town had 17 watermills in operation

The town was site of a massacre in 1747, when Elizabeth Simpson, Robert Beard and Nathaniel Folsom were slain by Indians of the Winnipesaukee tribe

Nottingham once included Deerfield, incorporated in 1766, and Northwood, in 1773


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 484 square miles 125 km2, of which 465 sq mi 120 km2 is land and 19 sq mi 49 km2 is water, comprising 401% of the town Containing 14 lakes and ponds, Nottingham is drained by the Pawtuckaway and North rivers, in addition to Back Creek The town's highest point is the North Peak of Mount Pawtuckaway, at 995 feet 303 m above sea level The circular-shaped Pawtuckaway Mountains are a prime example of what geologists term a ring dike complex


Historical population
1790 1,068
1800 964 −97%
1810 1,063 103%
1820 1,126 59%
1830 1,157 28%
1840 1,193 31%
1850 1,268 63%
1860 1,297 23%
1870 1,130 −129%
1880 1,095 −31%
1890 988 −98%
1900 638 −354%
1910 607 −49%
1920 520 −143%
1930 451 −133%
1940 468 38%
1950 566 209%
1960 623 101%
1970 952 528%
1980 1,952 1050%
1990 2,939 506%
2000 3,701 259%
2010 4,785 293%
Est 2015 4,942 33%
US Decennial Census3
Monument, Nottingham Square

As of the census4 of 2000, there were 3,701 people, 1,331 households, and 1,048 families residing in the town The population density was 796 people per square mile 308/km² There were 1,592 housing units at an average density of 343 per square mile 132/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9838% White, 019% African American, 019% Native American, 057% Asian, 003% Pacific Islander, 027% from other races, and 038% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 070% of the population

There were 1,331 households out of which 403% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 689% were married couples living together, 61% had a female householder with no husband present, and 212% were non-families 150% of all households were made up of individuals and 35% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 278 and the average family size was 309

In the town, the population was spread out with 278% under the age of 18, 43% from 18 to 24, 337% from 25 to 44, 270% from 45 to 64, and 72% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 38 years For every 100 females there were 1029 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 1017 males

The median income for a household in the town was $62,423, and the median income for a family was $65,510 Males had a median income of $41,182 versus $29,738 for females The per capita income for the town was $24,879 About 09% of families and 25% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12% of those under age 18 and 23% of those age 65 or over


The town of Nottingham provides kindergarten through 8th grade education at Nottingham Elementary School The town pays tuition to Dover High School for its high school-aged students,5 and also has an agreement with Coe-Brown Northwood Academy in neighboring Northwood

Notable peopleedit

  • Bradbury Cilley, US congressman
  • Joseph Cilley, state senator and Revolutionary War era general
  • Henry Dearborn, US congressman from Massachusetts and Revolutionary War era general
  • Else Holmelund Minarik, author of children's books

Sites of interestedit

  • Pawtuckaway State Park


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" Retrieved July 2, 2016 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  5. ^ Nottingham Community Profile, NH Dept of Employment Security website

External linksedit

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