Rye, New Hampshire

Rye, New Hampshire

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Rye, New Hampshire
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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 = Priscilla V. Jenness
Joseph G. Mills, Jr.
Craig N. Musselman
established_title = Incorporated
established_date = 1727
area_magnitude = 1 E8
area_total_km2 = 91.9
area_total_sq_mi = 35.5
area_land_km2 = 32.7
area_land_sq_mi = 12.6
area_water_km2 = 59.3
area_water_sq_mi = 22.9
area_water_percent = 64.45
population_as_of = 2007
population_note =
population_total = 5,174
population_density_km2 = 158.2
population_density_sq_mi = 410.6
timezone = Eastern
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = Eastern
utc_offset_DST = -4
latd = 43 |latm = 00 |lats = 48 |latNS = N
longd = 70 |longm = 46 |longs = 15 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 23
elevation_ft = 75
website = [http://www.town.rye.nh.us/ www.town.rye.nh.us]
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 03870
area_code = 603
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 33-66180
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0873712
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Rye is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 5,182 at the 2000 census.

History

The first settlement in New Hampshire, originally named Pannaway, it was established in 1623 at Odiorne's Point. [cite web| url=http://www.seacoastnh.com/brewster/85.html| title=Old Pannaway:First NH Settlement| author=Charles W. Brewster| publisher=SeacoastNH.com| accessdate=2008-08-01] It was incorporated in 1726, as a parish of New Castle.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of convert|35.5|sqmi|km2, of which convert|12.6|sqmi|km2|abbr=on is land and convert|22.9|sqmi|km2|abbr=on of it is water, comprising 64.45% of the town. The town is located on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean and includes four of the nine islands known as the Isles of Shoals, which lie approximately convert|10|mi|km out from the mainland. The highest point in Rye is the summit of Breakfast Hill, at convert|151|ft|m above sea level, on the town's border with Greenland.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 5,182 people, 2,176 households, and 1,462 families residing in the town. The population density was 410.7 people per square mile (158.5/km²). There were 2,645 housing units at an average density of 209.6/sq mi (80.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.71% White, 0.14% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

There were 2,176 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $63,152, and the median income for a family was $74,956. Males had a median income of $51,131 versus $34,327 for females. The per capita income for the town was $36,746. About 1.6% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 0.9% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

As of 2004, 1,345 registered voters in Rye were Democrats and 1,815 were registered Republicans. [http://services.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/view/S2fqLEsOtha6thUGVQ-RE2-]

References

External links

* [http://www.town.rye.nh.us/ Official website]
* [http://www.nh.gov/nhes/elmi/htmlprofiles/rye.html New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile]


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