Hooksett, New Hampshire

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
Town
Hooksett Village from the Pinnacle
Hooksett Village from the Pinnacle
Official seal of Hooksett, New Hampshire
Seal
Location in Merrimack County and the state of New Hampshire.
Location in Merrimack County and the state of New Hampshire.
Coordinates: 43°05′48″N 71°27′54″W / 43.09667°N 71.46500°W / 43.09667; -71.46500Coordinates: 43°05′48″N 71°27′54″W / 43.09667°N 71.46500°W / 43.09667; -71.46500
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Merrimack
Incorporated 1822
Government
 • Town Council Todd Lizotte
Robert Duhaime
James A. Levesque
Susan Lovas Orr
Donald Winterton
Nancy Comai
David Ross
Adam Jennings
James Sullivan
Area
 • Total 37.5 sq mi (97.1 km2)
 • Land 36.4 sq mi (94.4 km2)
 • Water 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)  2.71%
Elevation 213 ft (65 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 13,451
 • Density 360/sq mi (140/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 03106
Area code(s) 603
FIPS code 33-37300
GNIS feature ID 0873629
Website www.hooksett.org

Hooksett is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 13,451 at the 2010 census.[1] The town is located between Manchester, the state's largest city, and Concord, the state capital. A prominent landmark is Robie's Country Store, a National Historic Landmark and a frequent stop for presidential candidates during the New Hampshire primary.[2]

The central village in town, where 4,147 people resided at the 2010 census,[1] is defined as the Hooksett census-designated place and is located at a bridge crossing of the Merrimack River. The town also contains the census-designated place of South Hooksett.

History[edit]

Hooksett was incorporated in 1822. The first census, taken in 1830, reported 880 residents.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Hooksett is situated on the Merrimack River in south-central New Hampshire. Interstate 93 connects Hooksett to the White Mountains and Boston. Hooksett lies fully within the Merrimack River watershed.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.5 square miles (97 km2), of which 36.4 sq mi (94 km2) is land and 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2) is water, comprising 2.71% of the town.[4] Hooksett Village, a census-designated place, has a total area of 5.1 sq mi (13 km2), of which 4.7 sq mi (12 km2) is land and 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) (7.80%) is water.

The highest point in Hooksett is Quimby Mountain, at 902 feet (275 m) above sea level, near the town's western border. On the town's eastern border, a ridge ascending towards Hall Mountain in neighboring Candia reaches 900 feet (270 m) above sea level.

Demographics[edit]

Robie's Country Store in Hooksett Village

As of the census of 2000, there were 11,721 people, 4,147 households, and 3,031 families residing in the town. The population density was 323.6 people per square mile (124.9/km²). There were 4,307 housing units at an average density of 45.9 units/km² (118.9 units/sq mi). The racial makeup of the town was 96.45% White, 0.68% African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.66% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 1.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,147 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 8.7% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 26.9% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 12.2% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $61,491, and the median income for a family was $68,673. Males had a median income of $43,524 versus $31,341 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,629. 4.0% of the population and 3.2% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.0% are under the age of 18 and 7.7% are 65 or older.

Hooksett village[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,609 people, 1,484 households, and 1,020 families residing in the central village, or CDP. The population density was 762.7 people per square mile (294.6/km²). There were 1,547 housing units at an average density of 126.3 persons/km² (326.9 persons/sq mi). The racial makeup of the town was 96.34% White, 0.75% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.58% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,484 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 12.5% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 31.2% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 34.9% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $51,422, and the median income for a family was $56,786. Males had a median income of $40,106 versus $35,139 for females. The per capita income for is $23,933. 7.3% of the population and 7.1% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 14.7% are under the age of 18 and 5.9% are 65 or older.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  2. ^ O'Brien, Dan (2011-03-07). "Firefighters drop a dime on Hooksett burglary suspect". Union Leader (Union Leader Corporation). 
  3. ^ Foster, Debra H.; Batorfalvy, Tatianna N.; Medalie, Laura (1995). Water Use in New Hampshire: An Activities Guide for Teachers. U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001) - Hooksett town, New Hampshire". U.S. Census Bureau American Factfinder. Retrieved November 14, 2011. 

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