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South Hampton, New Hampshire

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South Hampton is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 814 at the 2010 census1 South Hampton is home to Cowden State Forest and Powwow River State Forest


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


South Hampton c 1910

South Hampton was one of the first towns granted by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth after the separation of the governorships of New Hampshire and Massachusetts in 1741 The border between the two colonies was fixed, and consequently South Hampton would be chartered in 1742 from former parts of Amesbury and Salisbury, Massachusetts Over the years, the town lost territory to Hampton Falls, Seabrook and Newton, but gained territory from East Kingston in 1824

The town's Justices of the Peace in 1831 were Parker Merrill, George W Pillsbury, Benning Leavitt, John Palmer and A Brown2

At one time, the town was home to over 12 different religious sects One of South Hampton's only members of the New Hampshire State Senate was Benjamin Barnard, who served from 1806-1808

There is only one school in South Hampton Called Barnard School, it was originally just a small room, but then a school was built across the street It is home to K-8 students, and once they become high schoolers, they move on to Amesbury High School in Massachusetts


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 80 square miles 21 km2, of which 79 sq mi 20 km2 is land and 01 sq mi 026 km2 is water, comprising 162% of the town South Hampton is drained by the Powwow River, part of the Merrimack River watershed The highest point in town is the summit of Chair Hill, at 330 feet 100 m above sea level, near the eastern end of town

Attractions in South Hampton include Heron Pond Farm and Jewell Towne Vineyards


Historical population
1790 448
1800 387 −136%
1810 427 103%
1820 416 −26%
1830 487 171%
1840 462 −51%
1850 472 22%
1860 549 163%
1870 448 −184%
1880 383 −145%
1890 370 −34%
1900 297 −197%
1910 279 −61%
1920 230 −176%
1930 261 135%
1940 294 126%
1950 314 68%
1960 443 411%
1970 558 260%
1980 660 183%
1990 740 121%
2000 844 141%
2010 814 −36%
Est 2015 809 −06%
US Decennial Census4

As of the census5 of 2000, there were 844 people, 301 households, and 244 families residing in the town The population density was 1072 people per square mile 414/km² There were 308 housing units at an average density of 391 per square mile 151/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9799% White, 059% African American, 012% Asian, 047% Pacific Islander, and 083% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 036% of the population

There were 301 households out of which 349% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 691% were married couples living together, 76% had a female householder with no husband present, and 189% were non-families 130% of all households were made up of individuals and 63% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 280 and the average family size was 307

In the town, the population was spread out with 249% under the age of 18, 43% from 18 to 24, 287% from 25 to 44, 287% from 45 to 64, and 135% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 40 years For every 100 females there were 888 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 893 males

The median income for a household in the town was $63,750, and the median income for a family was $75,778 Males had a median income of $45,156 versus $30,625 for females The per capita income for the town was $28,287 About 08% of families and 27% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ The New-Hampshire Annual Register, and United States Calendar, John Farmer, Hoag and Atwood, Concord, NH, 1832
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" Retrieved July 2, 2016 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

  • Town of South Hampton official website
  • South Hampton Police Department
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
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