Kingston, New Hampshire


Kingston, New Hampshire

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Kingston, New Hampshire
nickname =
motto =


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mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location in Rockingham 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 = Rockingham
government_type =
leader_title = Board of Selectmen
leader_name =
established_title = Incorporated
established_date = 1694
area_magnitude = 1 E8
area_total_km2 = 54.1
area_total_sq_mi = 20.9
area_land_km2 = 50.8
area_land_sq_mi = 19.6
area_water_km2 = 3.3
area_water_sq_mi = 1.3
area_water_percent = 6.03
population_as_of = 2007
population_note =
population_total = 6,227
population_density_km2 = 122.6
population_density_sq_mi = 317.7
timezone = Eastern
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = Eastern
utc_offset_DST = -4
latd = 42 |latm = 56 |lats = 11 |latNS = N
longd = 71 |longm = 03 |longs = 12 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 41
elevation_ft = 135
website = [http://www.kingstonnh.org/ www.kingstonnh.org]
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 03848
area_code = 603
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 33-40100
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0873638
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Kingston is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 5,862 at the 2000 census.

History

Kingston was organized as a town in 1694 when it separated from the town of Hampton. It was the fifth town to be established in New Hampshire and originally called "King's Town," probably named by settlers from Kingston, Massachusetts.

Notable inhabitants

* Dr. Josiah Bartlett, signer of the Declaration of Independence, lived in Kingston.
* Betty Hill, alleged UFO abductee

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of convert|20.9|sqmi|km2, of which convert|19.6|sqmi|km2|abbr=on is land and convert|1.3|sqmi|km2|abbr=on is water, comprising 6.03% of the town. The highest point in Kingston is the summit of Rock Rimmon Hill, at convert|350|ft|m above sea level, on the town's border with Danville to the west. The majority of the town is drained by the Powwow River, a tributary of the Merrimack. The northern portion of town is drained by the Little River, part of the Exeter River/Piscataqua 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]

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 5,862 people, 2,122 households, and 1,633 families residing in the town. The population density was 298.7 people per square mile (115.4/km²). There were 2,265 housing units at an average density of 115.4/sq mi (44.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.97% White, 0.22% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 2,122 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $61,522, and the median income for a family was $66,509. Males had a median income of $42,256 versus $31,210 for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,795. About 1.8% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.

References

External links

* [http://www.kingstonnh.org Town website]
* [http://www.nh.gov/nhes/elmi/htmlprofiles/kingston.html New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile]


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