Allenstown, New Hampshire

Allenstown, New Hampshire

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Allenstown, New Hampshire
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mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location in Merrimack 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 = Merrimack
government_type =
leader_title = Board of Selectmen
leader_name = Sandra A. McKenney, Chairperson
Peter A Viar
Carol Merrill
established_title = Incorporated
established_date =
area_magnitude = 1 E8
area_total_km2 = 53.4
area_total_sq_mi = 20.6
area_land_km2 = 53.2
area_land_sq_mi = 20.5
area_water_km2 = 0.3
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1
area_water_percent = 0.53
population_as_of = 2000
population_note =
population_total = 4843
population_density_km2 = 91.1
population_density_sq_mi = 235.9
timezone = Eastern
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = Eastern
utc_offset_DST = -4
latd = 43 |latm = 09 |lats = 28 |latNS = N
longd = 71 |longm = 24 |longs = 17 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 104
elevation_ft = 340
website = []
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 03275
area_code = 603
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 33-00660
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0873528
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Allenstown is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 4,843 at the 2000 census. Allenstown includes a portion of the village of Suncook. Just over one-half of the town's area is covered by Bear Brook State Park.


Allenstown takes its name from 17th-century provincial governor Samuel Allen. It was granted in 1721 but not incorporated until 1831. A part of Allenstown was lost to Bow in 1815, and another part to Hooksett in 1853.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of convert|20.6|sqmi|km2, of which convert|20.5|sqmi|km2|abbr=on is land and convert|0.1|sqmi|km2|abbr=on is water, comprising 0.53% of the town. The highest point in Allenstown is Bear Hill, at convert|835|ft|m above sea level. Allenstown lies fully within the Merrimack River watershed.cite book |title=Water Use in New Hampshire: An Activities Guide for Teachers |url= |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]

Bear Brook State Park occupies convert|6740|acre|lk=on in the center of town, extending from the town's northern corner to its southern corner. (An additional convert|3200|acre of the park are in the neighboring towns of Deerfield, Candia, and Hooksett.) [cite web| url=| title=New Hampshire GRANIT database: Conservation Lands| accessdate=2008-06-05]


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 4,843 people, 1,902 households, and 1,253 families residing in the town. The population density was 235.9 people per square mile (91.1/km²). There were 1,962 housing units at an average density of 95.6/sq mi (36.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.83% White, 0.50% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 1,902 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,958, and the median income for a family was $51,659. Males had a median income of $35,520 versus $25,430 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,851. About 2.2% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.


External links

* [ Town website]
* [ New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile]

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