Hill, New Hampshire

Hill is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 1,089 at the 2010 census.[1] It is home to William Thomas State Forest.

Hill, New Hampshire
Hill Village Bible Church
Hill Village Bible Church
Location in Merrimack County and the state of New Hampshire
Location in Merrimack County and the state of New Hampshire
Coordinates: 43°31′18″N 71°42′05″W / 43.52167°N 71.70139°WCoordinates: 43°31′18″N 71°42′05″W / 43.52167°N 71.70139°W
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountyMerrimack
Incorporated1778
VillagesHill
Hill Center
Murray Hill
Government
 • Board of SelectmenRobert Dupuis
J. Michael Brady
Thomas Seymour
Area
 • Total26.9 sq mi (69.6 km2)
 • Land26.7 sq mi (69.2 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)  0.60%
Elevation
453 ft (138 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,089
 • Density40/sq mi (16/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
03243
Area code(s)603
FIPS code33-35860
GNIS feature ID0873624
Websitewww.townofhillnh.org

History

Originally granted as New Chester in 1753, the town took the name Hill in 1837 in honor of Isaac Hill,[2] governor of New Hampshire from 1836 to 1839. To accommodate the construction of the Franklin Falls Dam, the village of Hill was relocated in 1941.[3]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.9 square miles (69.7 km2), of which 26.7 sq mi (69.2 km2) is land and 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) is water, comprising 0.60% of the town. The highest point in town is Dickinson Hill,[4] with an approximate elevation of 1,910 feet (580 m) above sea level. Hill lies fully within the Merrimack River watershed.[5]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870620
18806677.6%
1890548−17.8%
190060310.0%
1910556−7.8%
1920500−10.1%
1930468−6.4%
19404986.4%
1950310−37.8%
196039627.7%
197045013.6%
198073663.6%
199081410.6%
200099221.9%
20101,0899.8%
Est. 20171,099[6]0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 992 people, 382 households, and 271 families residing in the town. The population density was 37.1 people per square mile (14.3/km²). There were 436 housing units at an average density of 16.3 per square mile (6.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.99% White, 0.10% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, and 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.20% of the population.

There were 382 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $48,333, and the median income for a family was $50,000. Males had a median income of $32,120 versus $24,313 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,004. About 2.9% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Schools

Hill has one school, Jennie D. Blake Elementary School, which serves students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The school was named for Jennie Lind Dickerson Blake, a Hill resident who was born on July 16, 1878. As of 2017, 68 students were enrolled in the school.

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. Govt. Print. Off. p. 156.
  3. ^ John F. Coggswell, "New Home Town". Saturday Evening Post, 14 Feb 1942, p. 22-23, 44, 46
  4. ^ U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Geographic Names Information System
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017 (PEPANNRES): Minor Civil Divisions – New Hampshire". Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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