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Wilmot, New Hampshire

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Wilmot is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 1,358 at the 2010 census1 Wilmot is home to Winslow State Park and a small part of Gile State Forest The town includes the villages of Wilmot, Wilmot Flat, and North Wilmot


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


Incorporated in 1807 from part of New London, the town took its name from Dr James Wilmot, an English clergyman who had spoken out against England's treatment of the American colonies Dr Wilmot was rector at Barton-on-Heath in Warwickshire, England2


Wilmot is in northwestern Merrimack County, in the Dartmouth–Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 298 square miles 772 km2, of which 295 sq mi 764 km2 is land and 02 sq mi 05 km2, or 074%, is water Wilmot is drained by the Blackwater River and Kimpton Brook

The village of Wilmot is near the center of the town and is along New Hampshire Route 4A Wilmot Flat is a village in the southern part of the town, served by New Hampshire Route 11 North Wilmot is a rural community centered on the junction of North Wilmot Road and Hobbs Hill Road, north of White Pond

Mount Kearsarge, elevation 2,931 feet 893 m above sea level, on the southeastern border, is the highest point in town Winslow State Park, at the northern foot of the mountain, provides access by two hiking trails to the summit The state park and the Winslow Trail are named after Captain John Winslow, the commander of the USS Kearsarge, which in June 1864 sank the CSS Alabama in the English Channel in a famous Civil War sea battle

The town is the home of Camps Kenwood and Evergreen on Eagle Pond


Historical population
1810 298
1820 670 1248%
1830 834 245%
1840 1,212 453%
1850 1,272 50%
1860 1,195 −61%
1870 1,072 −103%
1880 1,080 07%
1890 840 −222%
1900 653 −223%
1910 614 −60%
1920 536 −127%
1930 495 −76%
1940 466 −59%
1950 370 −206%
1960 391 57%
1970 516 320%
1980 725 405%
1990 935 290%
2000 1,144 224%
2010 1,358 187%
Est 2015 1,374 12%
US Decennial Census4
Winslow House c 1900

As of the census5 of 2000, there were 1,144 people, 459 households, and 329 families residing in the town The population density was 387 people per square mile 150/km² There were 530 housing units at an average density of 179 per square mile 69/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9825% White, 009% African American, 009% Native American, 061% Asian, 009% Pacific Islander, and 087% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 026% of the population

There were 459 households out of which 342% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 606% were married couples living together, 74% had a female householder with no husband present, and 283% were non-families 224% of all households were made up of individuals and 74% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 249 and the average family size was 293

Blackwater River c 1910

In the town, the population was spread out with 260% under the age of 18, 44% from 18 to 24, 270% from 25 to 44, 295% from 45 to 64, and 131% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 42 years For every 100 females there were 936 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 934 males

The median income for a household in the town was $49,605, and the median income for a family was $57,143 Males had a median income of $37,857 versus $30,278 for females The per capita income for the town was $25,629 About 18% of families and 44% of the population were below the poverty line, including 58% of those under age 18 and 14% of those age 65 or over

Notable peopleedit

  • Donald Hall b 1928, US Poet Laureate 2006
  • Jane Kenyon 1947–1995, poet and translator


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ "Wilmot NH - Community Profile | Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau | NH Employment Security" wwwnhesnhgov Retrieved 2016-01-19 
  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 Wilmot official website
  • Wilmot Historical Society
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
  • Winslow State Park
  • Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway Coalition
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