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Unity, New Hampshire

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Unity is a town in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 1,671 at the 2010 census2 The town includes the villages of Unity, East Unity, Quaker City, and West Unity


  • 1 History
    • 11 2008 presidential politics
  • 2 Demographics
  • 3 Geography
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


Prior to British colonization, the Connecticut River valley was populated by bands of the Western Abenaki, who lived in sometimes-large villages of longhouses3 Depending on the season, they would either remain near their villages to fish, gather plants, engage in sugaring, and trade or fight with their neighbors, or head to nearby fowling and hunting grounds Later, they also farmed tobacco and the "three sisters": corn, beans, and squash3

The Common c 1904

Colonization eventually resulted in the establishment of the Province of New Hampshire Within that province, the area known as modern-day Unity was part of a territory chartered in 1753 and named "Buckingham" after John Hobart, 1st Earl of Buckinghamshire1 Grants in the area were given by both the early Massachusetts government and by Governor Benning Wentworth, which led to disputes The town was incorporated as "Unity" in 1764 after amicable resolutions of the disputes were reached1

In the 1790 census, the town had 538 residents1 Unity was on the Second New Hampshire Turnpike, an important trade route chartered in 1799 that connected Amherst, New Hampshire to Claremont4 By 1810, the town had 1,044 inhabitants, with two grain mills, five sawmills, a clothing mill and a distillery Sheep farming was a principal business

2008 presidential politicsedit

"Unite for Change" Rally

On June 27, 2008, Presidential candidate Barack Obama and former rival Hillary Clinton appeared together in Unity at their first public event since Clinton pulled out of the race to be the Democratic presidential candidate5 Unity was reportedly chosen because of the town's name and because, in the 2008 primary, Obama and Clinton each received 107 votes from Unity citizens5


Historical population
1790 538
1800 902 677%
1810 1,044 157%
1820 1,277 223%
1830 1,258 −15%
1840 1,218 −32%
1850 961 −211%
1860 887 −77%
1870 844 −48%
1880 814 −36%
1890 653 −198%
1900 572 −124%
1910 504 −119%
1920 522 36%
1930 501 −40%
1940 669 335%
1950 653 −24%
1960 708 84%
1970 709 01%
1980 1,092 540%
1990 1,341 228%
2000 1,530 141%
2010 1,671 92%
Est 2015 1,603 −41%
US Decennial Census7

As of the census8 of 2000, there were 1,530 people, 504 households, and 385 families residing in the town The population density was 414 people per square mile 160/km² There were 594 housing units at an average density of 161 per square mile 62/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9935% White, 007% African American, 013% Asian, and 046% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 072% of the population

There were 504 households, out of which 304% had children under the age of 18 living with them 665% were married couples living together, 42% had a female householder with no husband present, and 236% were non-families 171% of all households were made up of individuals, and 44% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 259, and the average family size was 289

In the town, the population was spread out, with 200% under the age of 18, 59% from 18 to 24, 275% from 25 to 44, 261% from 45 to 64, and 206% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 43 years For every 100 females, there were 1018 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 977 males

The median income for a household in the town was $41,594, and the median income for a family was $47,045 Males had a median income of $31,199 versus $24,833 for females The per capita income for the town was $17,908 About 68% of families and 81% of the population were below the poverty line, including 154% of those under age 18 and 14% of those age 65 or over


According to the US Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 372 square miles 963 km2, of which 369 sq mi 956 km2 is land and 02 sq mi 05 km2 is water, comprising 065% of the town The highest point in Unity is an unnamed summit along the town's northern boundary, with an elevation of 2,011 feet 613 m above sea level

Unity is drained by the Little Sugar River


  1. ^ a b c d Profile of Unity from the website of the state's Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau
  2. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  3. ^ a b Native Americans in Vermont: the Abenaki, from flowofhistoryorg, a website funded by educational grants
  4. ^ Technology and Transportation: 1790-1870, from flowofhistoryorg
  5. ^ a b Clinton and Obama rally together, a June 27, 2008 article from the BBC News website
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" Retrieved July 2, 2016 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Archived from the original on May 11, 2015 Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on September 11, 2013 Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

  • Town of Unity official website
  • Unity Historical Society
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
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