North Hampton, New Hampshire
|North Hampton, New Hampshire|
1844 Town Hall
Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire
|• Board of Selectmen||Jim Maggiore, Chair
|• Town Administrator||Paul Apple|
|• Total||14.4 sq mi (37.3 km2)|
|• Land||13.9 sq mi (36.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 3.47%|
|Elevation||79 ft (24 m)|
|• Density||300/sq mi (120/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0873687|
North Hampton is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 4,301 at the 2010 census. While the majority of the town is inland, North Hampton includes a part of New Hampshire's limited Atlantic seacoast.
First settled in 1639, this town was a part of Hampton known as "North Hill" or "North Parish". Residents began petitioning for separation from Hampton as early as 1719, but township was not granted until 1742 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth, following separation of New Hampshire from Massachusetts. In 1831, North Hampton was represented in the New Hampshire House of Representatives by Benning Leavitt.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.4 square miles (37 km2), of which 13.9 sq mi (36 km2) is land and 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) is water, comprising 3.47% of the town. The highest point in North Hampton is the summit of Pine Hill, at 160 feet (49 m) above sea level, on the town's western border. The town is drained to the east by the Little River and to the northwest by the Winnicut River.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,259 people, 1,671 households, and 1,234 families residing in the town. The population density was 306.3 people per square mile (118.2/km²). There were 1,782 housing units at an average density of 128.1 per square mile (49.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.40% White, 0.31% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.77% of the population.
There were 1,671 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 30.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $66,696, and the median income for a family was $72,500. Males had a median income of $51,451 versus $31,512 for females. The per capita income for the town was $34,187. About 1.6% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.
- Henry Dearborn, general, US congressman from Massachusetts, and the 5th US Secretary of War
- Abraham Drake, commanded 2nd N.H. Militia during Saratoga campaign
- Alvan T. Fuller, 50th governor of Massachusetts
- Ogden Nash, poet; buried in North Hampton
- Bonnie Newman, politician
- Herbert Philbrick, Boston ad executive; noted Cold War citizen spy for the FBI
Sites of interest
- United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
- Rules and Orders of the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of New Hampshire, Published by Order of Both Houses, Printed by Hill and Barton, Concord, N.H., 1831
- "NRHP nomination for Little Boar's Head Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-07-04.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- State Builders: An Illustrated Historical and Biographical Record of the State of New Hampshire, 1903
- Town of North Hampton official website
- North Hampton Public Library
- New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile