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Seabrook, New Hampshire
Town
The public library, old portion
The public library, old portion
Official seal of Seabrook, New Hampshire
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Location in Rockingham County and the state of New Hampshire.
Location in Rockingham County and the state of New Hampshire.
Country  United States
State  New Hampshire
County Rockingham
Incorporated June 3, 1768
Villages Seabrook
Seabrook Beach
Seabrook Station
Smithtown
South Seabrook
Weare Corner
Area
 • Total 24.9 km2 (9.6 sq mi)
 • Land 22.9 km2 (8.9 sq mi)
 • Water 1.9 km2 (0.8 sq mi)  7.80%
Elevation
21 m (56 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 8,693
 • Density 377/km2 (977/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
03874
Area code(s) 603
FIPS code 33-68260
GNIS feature ID 0873718

Seabrook is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 8,693 at the 2010 census. Located at the southern end of the coast of New Hampshire on the border with Massachusetts, Seabrook is noted as the location of the Seabrook Nuclear Power Station, the third-most recently constructed nuclear power plant in the United States.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 9.6 square miles (25 km2), of which 8.9 sq mi (23 km2) is land and 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) is water, comprising 7.8% of the town. Directly south of Seabrook is the town of Salisbury, Massachusetts, while directly north are the town of Hampton Falls and the resort community of Hampton Beach. The census-designated place of Seabrook Beach occupies the eastern end of the town, along the Atlantic Ocean. The highest point in Seabrook is 217 feet (66 m) above sea level on Grape Hill, whose 230-foot (70 m) summit lies just south of the town line in Salisbury, Massachusetts.

Demographics

Seabrook 2009-2
Seabrook Station nuclear power plant
Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 715
1800 628 −12.2%
1810 774 23.2%
1820 885 14.3%
1830 1,096 23.8%
1840 1,392 27.0%
1850 1,266 −9.1%
1860 1,549 22.4%
1870 1,609 3.9%
1880 1,745 8.5%
1890 1,672 −4.2%
1900 1,497 −10.5%
1910 1,425 −4.8%
1920 1,537 7.9%
1930 1,666 8.4%
1940 1,782 7.0%
1950 1,788 0.3%
1960 2,209 23.5%
1970 3,053 38.2%
1980 5,917 93.8%
1990 6,503 9.9%
2000 7,934 22.0%
2010 8,693 9.6%
2017 (est.) 8,854 1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 census, there were 8,693 people, 3,706 households and 2,276 families living in the town. The population density was 977 per square mile (380/km2). There were 4,544 housing units in the town, 838 of which (18.4%) were vacant. 512 of the vacant units were for seasonal or recreational use. The racial makeup of the town was 96.3% White, 0.5% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.6% some other race, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

Of the 3,706 households in the town, 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were headed by married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.7% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34, and the average family size was 2.90.

The town's age distribution was 18.7% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

For the period 2014-18, the estimated median household income was $67,430, and the median family income was $78,769. Male full-time workers had a median income of $53,315 versus $41,354 for females. The per capita income for the town was $35,356.

Sites of interest

Notable people

  • Tim Baxter (b. 1997), member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
  • Alvah Augustus Eaton (1865–1908), botanist
  • William Fowler (b. ), member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
  • Pamela Gidley (1965–2018), actress
  • Scotty Lago (b. 1987), bronze medalist snowboarder (2010 Olympics)
  • Jackson Nicoll (b. 2003), child actor
  • Meshech Weare (1713–1786), New Hampshire's first president (now known as governor)
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