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Langdon, New Hampshire
Street Scene, c. 1909
Street Scene, c. 1909
Location in Sullivan County and the state of New Hampshire.
Location in Sullivan County and the state of New Hampshire.
Coordinates: 43°10′00″N 72°22′49″W / 43.16667°N 72.38028°W / 43.16667; -72.38028
LANGDON NEW HAMPSHIRE Latitude and Longitude:

43°10′00″N 72°22′49″W / 43.16667°N 72.38028°W / 43.16667; -72.38028
CountryUnited States
State New Hampshire
County Sullivan
Incorporated1787
Government
 •  Board of SelectmenRon Batchelder
Bud Ross
Lou Beam
Area
 • Total 16.3 sq mi (42.3 km2)
 • Land16.3 sq mi (42.1 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.37%
Elevation676 ft (206 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total688
 • Density42/sq mi (16/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 ( Eastern)
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-4 ( Eastern)
Area code(s) 603
FIPS code33-40900
GNIS feature ID0873642
Website langdonnh.org

Langdon is a town in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 688 at the 2010 census. [1]

History

First settled in 1773 by Seth Walker, Langdon was incorporated on January 11, 1787, when it was named after Governor John Langdon. [2] The town is home to the Prentiss Bridge, the shortest covered bridge in New Hampshire. Built across Great Brook in 1874, the lattice truss span has a length of 34 feet 6 inches (10.52 m).

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.3 square miles (42 km2), of which 0.1 sq mi (0.26 km2) is water, comprising 0.37% of the town. Drained by the Cold River, Langdon lies within the Connecticut River watershed. [3] The highest point in town is the summit of Holden Hill, at 1,348 feet (411 m) above sea level.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790244
180048498.4%
181063230.6%
18206543.5%
18306672.0%
1840615−7.8%
1850575−6.5%
1860478−16.9%
1870411−14.0%
1880364−11.4%
1890305−16.2%
190033911.1%
19103400.3%
1920279−17.9%
1930267−4.3%
19402763.4%
195037837.0%
1960338−10.6%
1970337−0.3%
198043729.7%
199058032.7%
20005861.0%
201068817.4%
Est. 2015676 [4]−1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [5]

As of the census [6] of 2000, there were 586 people, 237 households, and 174 families residing in the town. The population density was 36.0 people per square mile (13.9/km²). There were 269 housing units at an average density of 16.5 per square mile (6.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.66% White, 0.17% from other races, and 0.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.17% of the population.

There were 237 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.4% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 113.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $42,083, and the median income for a family was $43,125. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $24,444 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,572. About 3.3% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.

Site of interest

References

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 181.
  3. ^ Foster, Debra H.; Batorfalvy, Tatianna N.; Medalie, Laura (1995). Water Use in New Hampshire: An Activities Guide for Teachers. U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Geological Survey.
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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