Warren, New Hampshire

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Warren, New Hampshire
Redstone missile on the Common
Redstone missile on the Common
Location in Grafton County, New Hampshire
Location in Grafton County, New Hampshire
Coordinates: 43°55′29″N 71°53′30″W / 43.92472°N 71.89167°W / 43.92472; -71.89167Coordinates: 43°55′29″N 71°53′30″W / 43.92472°N 71.89167°W / 43.92472; -71.89167
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Grafton
Incorporated 1763
 • Board of Selectmen Michael J. F. Clark, Chairman, Patricia Wilson, Charles N. Sackett Jr., Town Administrator Nancy Decoteau
 • Total 49.0 sq mi (127.0 km2)
 • Land 48.5 sq mi (125.5 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)  1.18%
Elevation 770 ft (235 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 904
 • Density 18/sq mi (7.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 03279
Area code(s) 603
FIPS code 33-78740
GNIS feature ID 0873746
Website warren-nh.com

Warren is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 904 at the 2010 census.[1] Warren includes the village of Glencliff.

It is the smallest by population of the six towns named Warren in New England (one in each state).


Bird's-eye view, 1912

Warren was granted in 1763 by Governor Benning Wentworth, and incorporated in 1770 by Governor John Wentworth. The town takes its name from Admiral Sir Peter Warren. It was first settled in 1767 by Joseph Patch.[2]

From 1909 until 1970, Glencliff, located in the northern part of Warren, was the mailing address for the New Hampshire State Sanatorium, located just over the town line in Benton, at an elevation of 1,650 feet (500 m) on the slopes of Mount Moosilauke. Before the discovery of antibiotics, pure mountain air was thought to be curative for patients with tuberculosis. With its own farm on 500 acres (200 ha), the facility would treat more than 4,000 individuals over its first half century, admitting between 50 and 100 per year. Many came from the industrial cities of southern New Hampshire such as Concord, Manchester and Nashua. It is now the Glencliff Home for the Elderly.[3]

The town's most famous landmark is a Redstone ballistic missile erected in the center of the village green. It was donated by Henry T. Asselin, who transported the missile from the Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Alabama, in 1971, then placed in honor of long-time Senator Norris Cotton, a Warren native.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 49.0 square miles (126.9 km2), of which 48.5 square miles (125.6 km2) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) is water, comprising 1.18% of the town.[5] Warren is drained by the Baker River. The highest point in Warren is at the southern boundary of the town, on the north ridge of Carr Mountain, where the elevation reaches approximately 3,330 feet (1,010 m) above sea level. Set in the White Mountains, the town is surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest.

Warren is crossed by New Hampshire Route 25 and New Hampshire Route 118.


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 873 people, 355 households, and 227 families residing in the town. The population density was 17.9 people per square mile (6.9/km²). There were 506 housing units at an average density of 10.4 per square mile (4.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.11% White, 0.11% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.80% Asian, and 2.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.

There were 355 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,432, and the median income for a family was $38,125. Males had a median income of $29,625 versus $22,163 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,454. About 5.1% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

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