Groveton, New Hampshire

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Groveton is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Northumberland in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 1,197 at the 2000 census. It is the location of a large paper mill at the intersection of U.S. Route 3 and NH-110.

The paper mill, which was the primary employer in Groveton, was closed by Wausau Papers in 2008.

Groveton is part of the Berlin, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Groveton is located at 44°36′3″N 71°30′49″W / 44.60083°N 71.51361°W / 44.60083; -71.51361 (44.600868, -71.513525).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,197 people, 514 households, and 323 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 550.6 people per square mile (213.0/km²). There were 558 housing units at an average density of 256.7/sq mi (99.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.75% White, 0.17% Native American, 0.25% Asian, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 514 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $26,801, and the median income for a family was $30,938. Males had a median income of $29,028 versus $18,828 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,516. About 11.7% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.7% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.


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