Sullivan, New Hampshire facts for kids
|Sullivan, New Hampshire|
Congregational Church c. 1915
Location in Cheshire County, New Hampshire
|• Total||18.7 sq mi (48.4 km2)|
|• Land||18.5 sq mi (47.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 1.02%|
|Elevation||1,421 ft (433 m)|
|• Density||36.20/sq mi (13.988/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0873731|
Named for General John Sullivan and incorporated on September 27, 1787, Sullivan was formed from parts of Gilsum, Keene, Nelson and Stoddard. Farming became the chief occupation. By 1859, the population was 468. In 1867, Sullivan was the first town in New Hampshire to dedicate a monument to its soldiers lost in the Civil War. The monument sits across from the Sullivan Congregational Church.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 18.7 square miles (48 km2), of which 18.5 sq mi (48 km2) is land and 0.2 sq mi (0.52 km2) is water, comprising 1.02% of the town. It is drained by Ferry Brook, Meetinghouse Brook, Spaulding Brook and Otter Brook. The highest point in Sullivan is the summit of Boynton Hill at 1,739 feet (530 m) above sea level, in the northern part of town.
The town is served by New Hampshire Route 9.
As of the census of 2000, there were 746 people, 282 households, and 208 families residing in the town. The population density was 40.3 people per square mile (15.6/km²). There were 299 housing units at an average density of 16.2 per square mile (6.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.39% White, 0.13% African American, 0.94% Native American, 0.27% Asian, and 0.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.
There were 282 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the town, the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $51,058, and the median income for a family was $52,386. Males had a median income of $30,900 versus $24,896 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,143. About 0.9% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
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