Danville, New Hampshire

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Danville is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 4,023 at the 2000 census. The 2009 population was estimated to be 4,438.[1] Danville is part of the Timberlane Regional School District, with students attending Danville Elementary School, Timberlane Regional Middle School, and Timberlane Regional High School.

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History

Originally a parish of Kingston, it was chartered in 1760 as Hawke, after Admiral Sir Edward Hawke. The town was renamed in 1836 after early settlers, at least three of whom had been named Daniel.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.9 square miles (31 km2), of which 11.7 sq mi (30 km2) is land and 0.2 sq mi (0.52 km2) is water, comprising 1.68% of the town. The highest named summit in Danville is Rock Rimmon Hill, with an elevation greater than 350 feet (110 m) above sea level on the town's eastern border. An unnamed hill on the town's western border also tops 350 feet. The southern two-thirds of Danville lies within the Merrimack River watershed, and the northern third is in the Piscataqua River (Coastal) watershed.[2]

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,023 people, 1,428 households, and 1,122 families residing in the town. The population density was 343.6 people per square mile (132.6/km²). There were 1,479 housing units at an average density of 126.3/sq mi (48.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.59% White, 0.57% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85% of the population.

There were 1,428 households out of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.18.

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