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Piermont, New Hampshire

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Piermont is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States The population of Piermont was 790 at the 2010 census1 It is home to Camp Walt Whitman2 and Kingswood Camp for Boys3

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Transportation
    • 31 Road
    • 32 Air
    • 33 Rail
  • 4 Demographics
  • 5 Education
    • 51 K-12
    • 52 Higher education
  • 6 Sites of interest
  • 7 Notable people
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Historyedit

Incorporated by Governor Benning Wentworth in 1764 and settled in 1768, the town takes its name from Italy's Piedmont It had 426 residents in 1790, the year of the first census4

Aaron Lane, who grew up in Piermont, was the first permanent settler in the Mojave Desert area now known as Victorville, California A biography of Lane sheds light on life in Piermont during the mid-19th century

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 398 square miles 103 km2, of which 385 sq mi 100 km2 is land and 13 sq mi 34 km2 is water, comprising 334% of the town It is drained by Indian Pond Brook, Eastman Brook and Bean Brook, tributaries of the Connecticut River, which forms the western boundary Piermont's highest point is the summit of Piermont Mountain, at 2,717 feet 828 m above sea level

Piermont is bordered by the towns of Haverhill to the north, Warren to the east, Wentworth to the southeast, Orford to the south, and Bradford, Vermont, across the Connecticut River to the west Piermont is 27 miles 43 km north of Lebanon and 72 miles 116 km southwest of Berlin, New Hampshire

Piermont is home to Lake Tarleton, which takes its name from its erstwhile owner, Colonel William Tarleton, who was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1791

Transportationedit

Roadedit

Piermont is crossed by New Hampshire state routes NH-10, NH-25 and NH-25C Interstate 91 is accessible via neighboring Bradford, Vermont

Airedit

Dean Memorial Airport in neighboring Haverhill is the closest airport The closest commercial airport is Lebanon Municipal Airport in Lebanon The closest international airport is Burlington International Airport in South Burlington, Vermont

Railedit

The closest Amtrak station is 30 miles 48 km to the south in White River Junction, Vermont, providing service via the Vermonter line

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1790 426
1800 670 573%
1810 877 309%
1820 1,016 158%
1830 1,042 26%
1840 1,057 14%
1850 948 −103%
1860 949 01%
1870 792 −165%
1880 752 −51%
1890 709 −57%
1900 637 −102%
1910 592 −71%
1920 577 −25%
1930 475 −177%
1940 535 126%
1950 511 −45%
1960 477 −67%
1970 462 −31%
1980 507 97%
1990 624 231%
2000 709 136%
2010 790 114%
Est 2015 780 −13%
US Decennial Census6

As of the census of 2010,7 there were 790 people, 334 households, and 228 families residing in the town The population density was 198 people per square mile 76/km² There were 474 housing units at an average density of 119 per square mile 46/km² The racial makeup of the town was 972% White, 01% African American, 09% Asian, 04% Native American and Alaskan Native, and 14% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 08% of the population

There are 334 households in Piermont, out of which 246% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 578% were married couples living together, 75% had a female householder with no husband present, and 317% were non-families 246% of all households were made up of individuals and 96% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 237, and the average family size was 283

In the town, the population was spread out with 190% under the age of 18, 51% between the ages of 18 and 24, 228% between 25 and 44, 363% between 45 and 64, and 168% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 468 years The town is 494% male and 506% female

For the period 2010–14, the estimated median income for a household in the town was $72,841, and the median income for a family was $91,875 Male full-time workers had a median income of $49,688 versus $41,250 for females The per capita income for the town was $38,089 About 34% of families and 68% of the total population were below the poverty line, including 63% of those under age 18 and 60% of those age 65 or over8

Educationedit

K-12edit

Piermont operates grades K-8 through the Piermont Village School Piermont has no high schools in the town, and grades 9-12 are tuitioned to a number of area high schools Students may also attend the technical schools Hartford Career & Technology Center in White River Junction, Vermont, and River Bend Career and Technical Center in Bradford, Vermont9 Students may also choose to attend St Johnsbury Academy in St Johnsbury, VT

Higher educationedit

The closest four-year public institution is Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire The closest four-year private institution is Dartmouth College in Hanover The closest two-year community colleges are River Valley Community College in Claremont and Lakes Region Community College in Laconia

Sites of interestedit

  • Lake Tarleton State Park
  • Camp Walt Whitman
  • Kingswood Camp for Boys

Notable peopleedit

10

  • Ira Hobart Evans, businessman, philanthropist and military officer; recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • John Elkins, businessman, Wisconsin State Assemblyman

Referencesedit

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ "Overnight Summer Camp for Kids in the Mountains of New Hampshire | Camp Walt Whitman" wwwcampwaltcom Retrieved 2016-01-11 
  3. ^ "Summer Camps In NH | Overnight Boys Camp | Kingswood Camp" kingswoodcampcom Retrieved 2016-01-11 
  4. ^ Coolidge, Austin J; John B Mansfield 1859 A History and Description of New England Boston, Massachusetts pp 615–616 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" Retrieved July 2, 2016 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  7. ^ Bureau, US Census "American FactFinder - Results" factfindercensusgov Retrieved 2016-01-18 
  8. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates DP03: Piermont town, Grafton County, New Hampshire" American Factfinder US Census Bureau Retrieved January 20, 2016 
  9. ^ "Piermont NH - Community Profile | Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau | NH Employment Security" wwwnhesnhgov Retrieved 2016-01-11 
  10. ^ "Nathan Smith - Assumption" wwwassumptiongreyhoundscom Retrieved 2016-01-11 

External linksedit

  • Town of Piermont official website
  • Piermont Public Library
  • Piermont Historical Society & Museum
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
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