Surry, New Hampshire

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Surry is a town in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 673 at the 2000 census. The 2009 population was estimated to be 742.[1]



Surry was chartered in 1769, and named for Charles Howard, Earl of Surrey. The first census taken in Surry, in 1790, reported 448 residents.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.9 square miles (41.2 km2), of which 15.6 sq mi (40.4 km2) is land and 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) is water, comprising 2.01% of the town. The highest point in Surry is along the town's western border, on the upper slopes of Derry Hill, where the elevation reaches 1,555 feet (474 m) above sea level.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 673 people, 268 households, and 206 families residing in the town. The population density was 43.2 people per square mile (16.7/km²). There were 282 housing units at an average density of 18.1/sq mi (7.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.07% White, 0.59% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.49% of the population.

There were 268 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.8% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.8% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 31.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $56,964, and the median income for a family was $60,179. Males had a median income of $34,464 versus $22,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,277. About 0.5% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.


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