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Tilton, New Hampshire

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Tilton is a town on the Winnipesaukee River in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 3,567 at the 2010 census1 It includes the village of Lochmere Tilton is home to the Tilton School, a private preparatory school

Contents

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

Historyedit

Originally the southern part of Sanbornton, the present area of Tilton was known as Sanbornton Bridge and Bridge Village2 These two names refer to the bridge, built in 1763, that crossed the Winnipesaukee River from Canterbury to Sanbornton and onto what is now Main Street in Tilton3 In 1869, Sanbornton Bridge was set off and incorporated as Tilton, named in honor of Nathaniel Tilton, whose grandson Charles E Tilton was the owner of textile mills and the community's wealthiest citizen Nathaniel Tilton established an iron foundry and the area's first hotel, the Dexter House Charles E Tilton donated many statues to the town, a unique feature, and his estate is now part of the Tilton School Tilton Hall, his former mansion built in 1861, houses the Lucian Hunt Library The attached carriage house was renovated in 1980 to become the Helene Grant Daly Art Center

Charles E Tilton also donated what is perhaps the most notable landmark in the area, the hilltop Memorial Arch, located in the neighboring town of Northfield, across the Winnipesaukee River from the center of Tilton The Roman arch replica was built in the late 1800s as a memorial to his ancestors It is built of Concord granite, 50 feet 15 m high and 40 feet 12 m wide

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 120 square miles 311 km2, of which 111 square miles 288 km2 is land and 085 square miles 22 km2 is water, comprising 712% of the town4 Tilton is drained by the Winnipesaukee River It is bounded in the east by Silver and Winnisquam lakes

The highest point in Tilton is 866 feet 264 m above sea level, along the town's northern border, near the summit of Calef Hill

Tilton is served by Interstate 93, US Route 3, and state routes 11, 132 and 140 Tilton is considered the gateway to the Lakes Region of the state, and a large commercial and retail district has sprung up at the intersection of the five aforementioned routes, just off Exit 20 of I-93 The historic village of Tilton is located a short distance to the west of the new commercial development, on the northern banks of the Winnipesaukee

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1870 1,147
1880 1,232 74%
1890 1,521 235%
1900 1,926 266%
1910 1,866 −31%
1920 2,014 79%
1930 1,712 −150%
1940 1,738 15%
1950 2,085 200%
1960 2,137 25%
1970 2,579 207%
1980 3,387 313%
1990 3,240 −43%
2000 3,477 73%
2010 3,567 26%
Est 2015 3,581 04%
US Decennial Census6
Marble statue of Indian queen, representing the Americas, donated by Charles E Tilton Memorial Arch Northfield in 1909

As of the census7 of 2000, there were 3,477 people, 1,360 households, and 875 families residing in the town The population density was 3038 people per square mile 1173/km² There were 1,631 housing units at an average density of 1425 per square mile 550/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9666% White, 006% African American, 063% Native American, 060% Asian, 009% Pacific Islander, 017% from other races, and 178% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 098% of the population

There were 1,360 households out of which 304% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 487% were married couples living together, 106% had a female householder with no husband present, and 356% were non-families 281% of all households were made up of individuals and 108% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 239 and the average family size was 289

In the town, the population was spread out with 230% under the age of 18, 70% from 18 to 24, 288% from 25 to 44, 242% from 45 to 64, and 169% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 40 years For every 100 females there were 1006 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 1005 males

The median income for a household in the town was $41,977, and the median income for a family was $50,143 Males had a median income of $32,095 versus $25,227 for females The per capita income for the town was $19,578 About 29% of families and 52% of the population were below the poverty line, including 50% of those under age 18 and 62% of those age 65 or over

Governmentedit

In the New Hampshire Senate, Tilton is in the 2nd District, represented by Republican Bob Giuda On the New Hampshire Executive Council, Tilton is in the 1st District, represented by Republican Joe Kenney In the United States House of Representatives, Tilton is in New Hampshire's 1st congressional district, represented by Democrat Carol Shea-Porter

Notable peopleedit

  • John Charles Daly 1914-1991, television personality, network executive, host of What's My Line, alumnus of Tilton School
  • Mary Baker Eddy 1821–1910, founder of Christian Science
  • John W Gowdy 1869–1963, bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church and Methodist Church
  • Jonathan Page b 1976, American champion cyclocross racer
  • Harry Taylor 1862–1930, US Army major general and USACE Chief of Engineer

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 pp 643–644 
  3. ^ Brochure: Tilton-Northfield Historical Walking Tour, Northfield/Tilton Economic Development Corp, PO Box 659, Tilton, NH 03276
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data G001 - Tilton town, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau American Factfinder Retrieved November 7, 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 Tilton official website
  • Hall Memorial Library
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
  • Tilton-Northfield Arch Trail Travelers Snowmobile Club
  • Tilton School
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