Easton, New Hampshire

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Easton is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 256 at the 2000 census. The 2009 population was estimated to be 307.[1]

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History

Formed from a part of Landaff known as Eastern Landaff, Easton was incorporated in 1876.

Kinsman Mountain, the Kinsman Range, and Kinsman Notch are named for Asa Kinsman, one of the original settlers.

Notable inhabitants

Olympic gold medalist skier Bode Miller was born in Easton and raised in nearby Franconia.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.2 square miles (81 km2), of which 0.03% is water. The highest point in Easton is 4,040 feet (1,230 m) above sea level, just west of the 4,293-foot (1,309 m) summit of the North Peak of Kinsman Mountain. The Wild Ammonoosuc River drains the southern part of town, while the Ham Branch of the Gale River drains the northern portion and passes the town's village. Easton lies fully within the Connecticut River watershed.[2]

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 256 people, 117 households, and 84 families residing in the town. The population density was 8.2 people per square mile (3.2/km²). There were 187 housing units at an average density of 6.0/sq mi (2.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.48% White, 0.78% Native American, and 2.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 117 households out of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.54.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 35.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

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