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Encyclopedia > Walpole, New Hampshire

Walpole is a town located in Cheshire County, New Hampshire. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 3,594. It is perhaps best known as the locale of Ken Burns' primary residence.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 94.9 km (36.6 mi). 92.1 km (35.6 mi) of it is land and 2.8 km (1.1 mi) of it is water. The total area is 2.95% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,594 people, 1,490 households, and 1,016 families residing in the town. The population density is 39.0/km (101.0/mi). There are 1,592 housing units at an average density of 17.3/km (44.8/mi). The racial makeup of the town is 98.30% White, 0.14% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 0.47% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,490 households out of which 30.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% are married couples living together, 9.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% are non-families. 26.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.41 and the average family size is 2.90.

In the town the population is spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $44,673, and the median income for a family is $53,561. Males have a median income of $37,193 versus $24,323 for females. The per capita income for the town is $23,295. 6.1% of the population and 3.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.4% of those under the age of 18 and 3.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Walpole News (http://www.walpolenh.org/)
  • Barbara Tarantino Watercolors - Studio & Gallery, Walpole, NH (http://www.barbaratarantino.com/)

  Results from FactBites:
Walpole, New Hampshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (612 words)
Walpole is a town in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA.
After New Hampshire became a separate province, the town was regranted by Governor Benning Wentworth as "Bellowstown," after its founder.
The grant was renewed in 1761, when the town was renamed "Walpole," in honor of Sir Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, and the first prime minister of England.
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