Piermont, New Hampshire
|Piermont, New Hampshire|
Town center in 1913
Location in Grafton County, New Hampshire
|• Board of Selectmen||Robert Lang, Chair
|• Total||39.8 sq mi (103.1 km2)|
|• Land||38.5 sq mi (99.7 km2)|
|• Water||1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) 3.34%|
|Elevation||568 ft (173 m)|
|• Density||20/sq mi (7.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0873698|
Piermont is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Located within the Lebanon Micropolitan Statistical Area, the population of Piermont was 790 at the 2010 census. It is home to Camp Walt Whitman and Kingswood Camp for Boys.
Aaron Lane, who grew up in Piermont, was the first permanent settler in the Mojave Desert area now known as Victorville, California. A biography of Lane sheds light on life in Piermont during the mid-19th century.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.8 square miles (103 km2), of which 38.5 sq mi (100 km2) is land and 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) is water, comprising 3.34% of the town. It is drained by Indian Pond Brook, Eastman Brook and Bean Brook, tributaries of the Connecticut River, which forms the western boundary. Piermont's highest point is the summit of Piermont Mountain, at 2,717 feet (828 m) above sea level.
Piermont is bordered by the towns of Haverhill to the north, Warren to the east, Wentworth to the southeast, Orford to the south, and Bradford, Vermont, across the Connecticut River to the west. Piermont is 27 miles (43 km) north of Lebanon and 72 miles (116 km) southwest of Berlin, New Hampshire.
Piermont is home to Lake Tarleton, which takes its name from its erstwhile owner, Colonel William Tarleton, who was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1791.
Dean Memorial Airport in neighboring Haverhill is the closest airport. The closest commercial airport is Lebanon Municipal Airport in Lebanon. The closest international airport is Burlington International Airport in South Burlington, Vermont.
As of the census of 2010, there were 790 people, 334 households, and 228 families residing in the town. The population density was 19.8 people per square mile (7.6/km²). There were 474 housing units at an average density of 11.9 per square mile (4.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.2% White, 0.1% African American, 0.9% Asian, 0.4% Native American and Alaskan Native, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.
There are 334 households in Piermont, out of which 24.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37, and the average family size was 2.83.
In the town the population was spread out with 19.0% under the age of 18, 5.1% between the ages of 18 and 24, 22.8% between 25 and 44, 36.3% between 45 and 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.8 years. The town is 49.4% male and 50.6% female.
For the period 2010–14, the estimated median income for a household in the town was $72,841, and the median income for a family was $91,875. Male full-time workers had a median income of $49,688 versus $41,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $38,089. About 3.4% of families and 6.8% of the total population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.
Piermont operates grades K-8 through the Piermont Village School. Piermont has no high schools in the town, and grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Haverhill Cooperative School District. Students may also attend the technical schools Hartford Career & Technology Center in White River Junction, Vermont, and River Bend Career and Technical Center in Bradford, Vermont. Students may also choose to attend St. Johnsbury Academy in St. Johnsbury, VT.
The closest four-year public institution is Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire. The closest four-year private institution is Dartmouth College in Hanover. The closest two-year community colleges are River Valley Community College in Claremont and Lakes Region Community College in Laconia.
Sites of interest
- Ira Hobart Evans, businessman, philanthropist and military officer; recipient of the Medal of Honor
- John Elkins, businessman, Wisconsin State Assemblyman
- United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
- "Overnight Summer Camp for Kids in the Mountains of New Hampshire | Camp Walt Whitman". www.campwalt.com. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
- "Summer Camps In NH | Overnight Boys Camp | Kingswood Camp". kingswoodcamp.com. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
- Coolidge, Austin J.; John B. Mansfield (1859). A History and Description of New England. Boston, Massachusetts. pp. 615–616.
- Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
- "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (DP03): Piermont town, Grafton County, New Hampshire". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
- "Piermont NH - Community Profile | Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau | NH Employment Security". www.nhes.nh.gov. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
- "Nathan Smith - Assumption". www.assumptiongreyhounds.com. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
- Town of Piermont official website
- Piermont Public Library
- Piermont Historical Society & Museum
- New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile