Landaff, New Hampshire


Landaff, New Hampshire

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Landaff, New Hampshire
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mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location in Grafton County, New Hampshire
settlement_type = Town


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New Hampshire
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Grafton
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leader_title = Board of Selectmen
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established_title = Incorporated
established_date = 1774
area_magnitude = 1 E8
area_total_km2 = 73.7
area_total_sq_mi = 28.5
area_land_km2 = 73.5
area_land_sq_mi = 28.4
area_water_km2 = 0.2
area_water_sq_mi = 0.2
area_water_percent = 0.25
population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 378
population_density_km2 = 5.1
population_density_sq_mi = 13.3
timezone = Eastern
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = Eastern
utc_offset_DST = -4
latd = 44 |latm = 10 |lats = 30 |latNS = N
longd = 71 |longm = 53 |longs = 13 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 348
elevation_ft = 1142
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postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 03585
area_code = 603
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 33-40660
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Landaff is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 378.

History

Originally granted as Witcherville to 60 colonists in 1764, Landaff was incorporated in 1774. The name on the charter is Llandaff, after the Bishop of Llandaff, chaplain to England's King George III.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of convert|28.5|sqmi|km2, of which convert|28.4|sqmi|km2|abbr=on is land and convert|0.1|sqmi|km2|abbr=on is water, comprising 0.25% of the town. The highest point in Landaff is the summit of Moody Ledge, at convert|2326|ft|m above sea level. The Ammonoosuc River defines part of the northwestern boundary of the town, and the Wild Ammonoosuc River flows through the southern part of the town. Landaff lies fully within the Connecticut River watershed.cite book |title=Water Use in New Hampshire: An Activities Guide for Teachers |url=http://nh.water.usgs.gov/Publications/nh.intro.html |last=Foster |first=Debra H. |coauthors=Batorfalvy, Tatianna N.; and Medalie, Laura |publisher=U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Geological Survey |year=1995]

The southern half of the town is in the White Mountain National Forest, accessible via Cobble Hill Trail and Orr Hill Trail from the north. Natural features of Landaff include many viewsheds, mountain summits, wetlands, undeveloped woodland and farm land. The main bodies of water in town are Chandler Pond, Jericho Pond and Gordon Pond.

Wildlife

Landaff is home to numerous species of wildlife. Black bear, moose, white-tail deer, beaver, eastern turkey and coyote are among the animals living in the thousands of open acres, as well as ruffed grouse and other upland birds.

Recreation

Outdoor recreational opportunities abound for hunting, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, nature observation and snowmobiling.

Demographics

of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 154 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 21.4% 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 2.45 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,964, and the median income for a family was $48,500. Males had a median income of $35,156 versus $23,438 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,033. About 6.9% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.

References

External links

* [http://www.nh.gov/nhes/elmi/htmlprofiles/landaff.html New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile]
* [http://www.landaffnh.org/ Town of Landaff Web site]


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