Atkinson and Gilmanton Academy Grant, New Hampshire

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Coordinates: 44°59′00″N 71°06′58″W / 44.9833333°N 71.11611°W / 44.9833333; -71.11611 Atkinson and Gilmanton Academy Grant is a township in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States. It was granted by the state legislature to Gilmanton Academy and Atkinson Academy in equal shares in 1809 and contained about 19,000 acres (77 km2). It was later expanded by annexation of previously ungranted land to the west. The population was 12 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Berlin, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In New Hampshire, locations, grants, townships (which are different from towns), and purchases are unincorporated portions of a county which are not part of any town and have limited self-government (if any, as many are uninhabited).

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the grant has a total area of 19.7 square miles (51 km2). None of the area is covered with water. The highest point is an unnamed ridge that reaches 2,620 feet (800 m) above sea level near the grant's southwestern corner.

The grant boundaries shown in 1874 maps differ from those of 1850s maps by showing a parcel of ungranted "state land" on the western edge of this grant (and north of Dix's Grant), and another "Dartmouth College Grant" to the west of that (later annexed to the eastern edge of Clarksville).

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 12 people, 7 households, and 3 families residing in the grant. The population density was 0.6 people per square mile (0.2/km²). There were 15 housing units at an average density of 0.8/sq mi (0.3/km²). The racial makeup of the grant was 91.67% White, 8.33% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.33% of the population.

There were 7 households out of which 14.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, and 42.9% were non-families. 42.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 28.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.71 and the average family size was 2.25.

In the grant the population was spread out with 8.3% under the age of 18, 58.3% from 25 to 44, 16.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 140.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 175.0 males.

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