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Piermont, New Hampshire

Piermont, New Hampshire
Town
Town center in 1913
Town center in 1913
Location in Grafton County, New Hampshire
Location in Grafton County, New Hampshire
Coordinates:
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Grafton
Incorporated 1764
Government
 • Board of Selectmen Robert Lang, Chair
Colin Stubbings
Randy Subjeck
Area
 • Total 39.8 sq mi (103.1 km2)
 • Land 38.5 sq mi (99.7 km2)
 • Water 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)  3.34%
Elevation 568 ft (173 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 790
 • Density 20/sq mi (7.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 03779
Area code(s) 603
FIPS code 33-61060
GNIS feature ID 0873698
Website .orgtownofpiermontnh

Piermont is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 790 at the 2010 census.[1] It is home to several summer camps.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Sites of interest 4
  • Notable people 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

Incorporated by Governor Benning Wentworth in 1764 and settled in 1768, the town takes its name from Italy's Piedmont. It had 426 residents in 1790, the year of the first census.[2]

Aaron Lane, who grew up in Piermont, was the first permanent settler in the Mojave Desert area now known as Victorville, California. A biography of Lane sheds light on life in Piermont during the mid-19th century.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.8 square miles (103 km2), of which 38.5 sq mi (100 km2) is land and 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2) is water, comprising 3.34% of the town. It is drained by Indian Pond Brook, Eastman Brook and Bean Brook, tributaries of the Connecticut River, which forms the western boundary. Piermont's highest point is the summit of Piermont Mountain, at 2,717 feet (828 m) above sea level.

Piermont is home to Lake Tarleton, which takes its name from its erstwhile owner, Colonel William Tarleton, who was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1791.

The town is crossed by state routes 10, 25 and 25C.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 709 people, 294 households, and 199 families residing in the town. The population density was 18.4 people per square mile (7.1/km²). There were 394 housing units at an average density of 10.2 per square mile (4.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.45% White, 0.14% African American, 0.28% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

There are 294 households in Piermont, out of which 27.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 104.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,611, and the median income for a family was $44,531. Males had a median income of $30,855 versus $22,143 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,183. About 3.9% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.

Sites of interest

  • Camp Walt Whitman
  • Kingswood Camp for Boys

Notable people

References

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  2. ^ Coolidge, Austin J.; John B. Mansfield (1859). A History and Description of New England. Boston, Massachusetts. pp. 615–616. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Town of Piermont official website
  • Piermont Public Library
  • Piermont Historical Society & Museum
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
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