Acworth, New Hampshire


Acworth, New Hampshire

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Acworth, New Hampshire
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mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location in Sullivan 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 = Sullivan
government_type =
leader_title = Board of Selectmen
leader_name = Tom Esslinger
Gretchen Abendschein
John Tuthill
established_title = Incorporated
established_date =
area_magnitude = 1 E8
area_total_km2 = 101.3
area_total_sq_mi = 39.1
area_land_km2 = 100.7
area_land_sq_mi = 38.9
area_water_km2 = 0.6
area_water_sq_mi = 0.2
area_water_percent = 0.61
population_as_of = 2000
population_note =
population_total = 836
population_density_km2 = 8.3
population_density_sq_mi = 21.5
timezone = Eastern
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = Eastern
utc_offset_DST = -4
latd = 43 |latm = 13 |lats = 04 |latNS = N
longd = 72 |longm = 17 |longs = 31 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 454
elevation_ft = 1489
website = [http://www.acworth.cc/ www.acworth.cc]
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 03601
area_code = 603
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 33-00260
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0873525
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Acworth is a town in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, United States. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 836.

History

The town is named for Lord Acworth, an English nobleman. It was originally chartered in 1752 and named Burnet after a colonial governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. When no settlements were made under the charter, the land was regranted in 1766 and the town was incorporated in 1772cite web|url= http://www.nh.gov/nhes/elmi/htmlprofiles/acworth.html |title= New Hampshire Employment Security Community Profile: Acworth |accessdate= 2006-08-29 ] . The town of Acworth, Georgia was named for this town, because this was the hometown of a railroad engineer there. Acworth is a source for museum-quality crystals such as beryl.

Notable Inhabitants

* Hiram Orcutt, (1815-1889), born in Acworth, school superintendent, editor, state legislator, and author. cite book | title = Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896 | publisher = Marquis Who's Who | location = Chicago | date = 1963]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of convert|39.1|sqmi|km2, of which convert|38.9|sqmi|km2|abbr=on is land and convert|0.2|sqmi|km2|abbr=on is water, comprising 0.61% of the town. The highest point in Acworth is Gove Hill, at convert|1939|ft|m above sea level. Acworth 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]

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 836 people, 318 households, and 234 families residing in the town. The population density was 21.5 people per square mile (8.3/km²). There were 512 housing units at an average density of 13.2/sq mi (5.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.77% White, 0.84% African American, 0.84% Native American, 0.24% Asian, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 318 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 30.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,386, and the median income for a family was $41,397. Males had a median income of $29,792 versus $26,912 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,132. About 10.1% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.6% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

References

External links

* [http://www.acworth.cc/ Town website]
* [http://acworthian.org/ Town of Acworth, NH Online Newsletter]
* [http://www.nh.gov/nhes/elmi/htmlprofiles/acworth.html New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile]


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