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Webster, New Hampshire
Town
The Old Webster Meeting House
Location in Merrimack County and the state of New Hampshire.
Location in Merrimack County and the state of New Hampshire.
Coordinates: 43°19′44″N 71°43′04″W / 43.32889°N 71.71778°W / 43.32889; -71.71778
WEBSTER NEW HAMPSHIRE Latitude and Longitude:

43°19′44″N 71°43′04″W / 43.32889°N 71.71778°W / 43.32889; -71.71778
CountryUnited States
State New Hampshire
County Merrimack
Incorporated1860
VillagesWebster
Swetts Mills
Government
 •  Select BoardMichael P. Borek, Chair
Nanci A. Schofield
Chris Schadler
Area
 • Total 28.6 sq mi (74.0 km2)
 • Land27.9 sq mi (72.3 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)  2.31%
Elevation682 ft (208 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,872
 • Density65/sq mi (25/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 ( Eastern)
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-4 ( Eastern)
ZIP code03303
Area code(s) 603
FIPS code33-80020
GNIS feature ID0873750
Website www.webster-nh.gov

Webster is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 1,872 at the 2010 census. [1]

History

A part of Boscawen until 1860, the town takes its name from American statesman Daniel Webster. [2]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 28.6 square miles (74 km2), of which 27.9 sq mi (72 km2) is land and 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) is water, comprising 2.31% of the town. The highest point in Webster is 870 feet (270 m) above sea level, on an unnamed summit near the center of town that overlooks the eastern shore of Lake Winnepocket.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870689
1880647−6.1%
1890564−12.8%
1900496−12.1%
1910445−10.3%
1920334−24.9%
19303607.8%
1940351−2.5%
195038610.0%
196045718.4%
197068048.8%
19801,09561.0%
19901,40528.3%
20001,57912.4%
20101,87218.6%
Est. 20151,891 [3]1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census [4]

As of the census [5] of 2000, there were 1,579 people, 581 households, and 464 families residing in the town. The population density was 56.6 people per square mile (21.9/km²). There were 672 housing units at an average density of 24.1 per square mile (9.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.86% White, 0.06% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.13% of the population.

There were 581 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $54,052, and the median income for a family was $57,396. Males had a median income of $35,449 versus $24,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,852. About 3.6% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  2. ^ History of Boscawen and Webster
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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