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Sharon, New Hampshire

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Sharon is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 352 at the 2010 census1 It is home to the Sharon Arts Center, part of the New Hampshire Institute of Art

Contents

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

Historyedit

It was first settled in 1738 as part of Peterborough Slip, an area which until 1768 included Temple In 1777, it petitioned to become part of Peterborough, but was denied It was called Sliptown until 1791, when it was incorporated as Sharon It took its name from Sharon, Connecticut, from which many settlers originated2

The topography is uneven and, in parts, mountainous In 1823, the population was 400 By 1859, when the population was 229, the town had three sawmills The principal occupation, however, was farming3

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 156 square miles 404 km2, all of it land4 Sharon is drained by several branches of the Contoocook River, which rise near the southeast corner of the town Temple Mountain forms the eastern boundary of Sharon for several miles Holt Peak on Temple Mountain, at 2,045 feet 623 m above sea level, is the highest point in Sharon

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1790 259
1800 428 653%
1810 446 42%
1820 391 −123%
1830 271 −307%
1840 251 −74%
1850 226 −100%
1860 250 106%
1870 182 −272%
1880 203 115%
1890 137 −325%
1900 122 −109%
1910 71 −418%
1920 21 −704%
1930 38 810%
1940 61 605%
1950 62 16%
1960 78 258%
1970 136 744%
1980 184 353%
1990 299 625%
2000 360 204%
2010 352 −22%
Est 2015 363 31%
US Decennial Census6

As of the census7 of 2000, there were 360 people, 138 households, and 113 families residing in the town The population density was 247 people per square mile 95/km² There were 159 housing units at an average density of 109 per square mile 42/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9694% White, 056% African American, 056% Native American, 111% Asian, and 083% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 028% of the population 248% were of English, 174% Irish, 64% French Canadian, 60% Italian, 57% Finnish, 57% French and 54% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000

There were 138 households out of which 370% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 732% were married couples living together, 58% had a female householder with no husband present, and 181% were non-families 145% of all households were made up of individuals and 36% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 261 and the average family size was 288

In the town, the population was spread out with 244% under the age of 18, 56% from 18 to 24, 275% from 25 to 44, 314% from 45 to 64, and 111% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 41 years For every 100 females there were 1293 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 1176 males

The median income for a household in the town was $66,250, and the median income for a family was $75,325 Males had a median income of $51,071 versus $29,375 for females The per capita income for the town was $29,478 About 18% of families and 38% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 73% of those age 65 or over

Notable peopleedit

  • P J O'Rourke, author
  • Gustavus Swan, politician and jurist

Referencesedit

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
  3. ^ Coolidge, Austin J; John B Mansfield 1859 A History and Description of New England Boston, Massachusetts p 647 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data G001 - Sharon town, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau American Factfinder Retrieved November 14, 2011 
  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. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

  • Town of Sharon official website
  • New Hampshire Institute of Art
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
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