- Stewartstown, New Hampshire
official_name = Stewartstown, New Hampshire
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location in Coos County,
settlement_type = Town
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Coos
Board of Selectmen
established_title = Incorporated
established_date = 1795
area_magnitude = 1 E8
area_total_km2 = 121.2
area_total_sq_mi = 46.8
area_land_km2 = 120.1
area_land_sq_mi = 46.4
area_water_km2 = 1.0
area_water_sq_mi = 0.4
area_water_percent = 0.83
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 1012
population_density_km2 = 8.4
population_density_sq_mi = 21.8
timezone = Eastern
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = Eastern
utc_offset_DST = -4
latd = 45 |latm = 00 |lats = 22 |latNS = N
longd = 71 |longm = 30 |longs = 28 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 360
elevation_ft = 1181
postal_code = 03576
area_code = 603
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 33-73380
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0871096
Stewartstown was granted in 1770 and incorporated in 1795. Originally named Stuart after Sir John Stuart, it was incorporated as Stewartstown, following the Scottish spelling of the name.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of convert|46.8|sqmi|km2|lk=on, of which convert|46.4|sqmi|km2|abbr=on is land and convert|0.4|sqmi|km2|abbr=on is water, comprising 0.83% of the town. The highest point is the summit of Sugar Hill, at convert|2985|ft|m|lk=on| above sea level, near the town's southeastern corner.
The primary settlement in the town is the village of West Stewartstown on
U.S. Route 3along the Connecticut River, opposite the town of Canaan, Vermont. Stewartstown village is a mile northeast of West Stewartstown, along Route 3 and opposite the village of Beecher Falls, Vermont. To the east, the village of Stewartstown Hollow is closer to the geographic center of the town, along New Hampshire Route 145.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,012 people, 371 households, and 241 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 21.8 people per square mile (8.4/km²). There were 760 housing units at an average density of 16.4/sq mi (6.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.11% White, 0.10% Native American, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.10% of the population.
There were 371 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $30,700, and the median income for a family was $34,911. Males had a median income of $29,286 versus $21,313 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $17,231. About 9.0% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.nh.gov/nhes/elmi/htmlprofiles/stewartstown.html New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile]
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