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Easton, New Hampshire
Town
Town center
Town center
Location in Grafton County, New Hampshire
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Grafton
Incorporated 1876
Area
 • Total 31.15 sq mi (80.68 km2)
 • Land 31.14 sq mi (80.64 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)  0.04%
Elevation
1,167 ft (356 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 292
 • Density 9/sq mi (3.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP Codes
03580 (Franconia/Easton)
03785 (Woodsville)
Area code(s) 603
FIPS code 33-22020
GNIS feature ID 0873586

Easton is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 292 at the 2020 census.

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.

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 302
1890 248 −17.9%
1900 249 0.4%
1910 226 −9.2%
1920 131 −42.0%
1930 132 0.8%
1940 156 18.2%
1950 94 −39.7%
1960 74 −21.3%
1970 92 24.3%
1980 124 34.8%
1990 223 79.8%
2000 256 14.8%
2010 254 −0.8%
2020 292 15.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census there were 256 people, 117 households, and 84 families living 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 per square mile (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 117 households 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 households were one person and 6.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.54.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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.

The median household income was $49,167 and the median family income was $69,375. Males had a median income of $41,875 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $31,841. About 6.0% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.6% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Notable people

  • Bode Miller (born 1977), Olympic gold medalist skier; born in Easton
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