North Hampton, New Hampshire

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North Hampton is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 4,259 at the 2000 census. The 2009 population was estimated to be 4,472.[1] While the majority of the town is inland, North Hampton includes a part of New Hampshire's limited Atlantic seacoast.

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History

First settled in 1639, this town was a part of Hampton known as "North Hill" or "North Parish". Residents began petitioning for separation from Hampton as early as 1719, but township was not granted until 1742 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth, following separation of New Hampshire from Massachusetts. In 1831, North Hampton was represented in the New Hampshire House of Representatives by Benning Leavitt.[2]

Little Boar's Head, a seaside promontory, became a fashionable summer resort in the 19th century, and contains elegant examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture.

Notable inhabitants

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.4 square miles (37 km2), of which 13.9 sq mi (36 km2) is land and 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) is water, comprising 3.47% of the town. The highest point in North Hampton is the summit of Pine Hill, at 160 feet (49 m) above sea level, on the town's western border. The town is drained to the east by the Little River and to the northwest by the Winnicut River.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,259 people, 1,671 households, and 1,234 families residing in the town. The population density was 306.3 people per square mile (118.2/km²). There were 1,782 housing units at an average density of 128.1/sq mi (49.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.40% White, 0.31% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.77% of the population.

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