Wilmot, New Hampshire

Wilmot, New Hampshire

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Wilmot, New Hampshire
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mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location in Merrimack County, New Hampshire
settlement_type = Town

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New Hampshire
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Merrimack
government_type =
leader_title = Board of Selectmen
leader_name = Mary Kay Huntoon, Chair
Melinda Siranian
Charles Thompson
established_title = Incorporated
established_date = 1794
area_magnitude = 1 E8
area_total_km2 = 77.1
area_total_sq_mi = 29.8
area_land_km2 = 76.5
area_land_sq_mi = 29.6
area_water_km2 = 0.6
area_water_sq_mi = 0.2
area_water_percent = 0.74
population_as_of = 2000
population_note =
population_total = 1144
population_density_km2 = 15.0
population_density_sq_mi = 38.7
timezone = Eastern
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = Eastern
utc_offset_DST = -4
latd = 43 |latm = 27 |lats = 03 |latNS = N
longd = 71 |longm = 54 |longs = 48 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 266
elevation_ft = 873
website = [http://www.wilmotnh.org/ www.wilmotnh.org]
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 03287
area_code = 603
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 33-84900
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0873755
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Wilmot is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 1,144 at the 2000 census. Wilmot is home to Winslow State Park and a small part of Gile State Forest.


Incorporated in 1807 from part of New London, the town took its name from Dr. James Wilmot, an English clergyman who had spoken out against England's treatment of the American colonies. Dr. Wilmot was rector at Barton-on-Heath in Warwickshire, England.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of convert|29.8|sqmi|km2|lk=on|1, of which convert|29.5|sqmi|km2|abbr=on|1 is land and convert|0.2|sqmi|km2|abbr=on|1, or 0.74%, is water. Wilmot is drained by the Blackwater River and Kimpton Brook.

Mount Kearsarge, elevation convert|2931|ft|m|lk=on above sea level, on the southeastern border, is the highest point in town. Winslow State Park, at the northern foot of the mountain, provides access by two hiking trails to the summit. The state park and the Winslow Trail are named after Captain John Winslow, the commander of the USS "Kearsarge", which in June 1864 sank the CSS "Alabama" in the English Channel in a famous Civil War sea battle.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,144 people, 459 households, and 329 families residing in the town. The population density was 38.7 people per square mile (15.0/km²). There were 530 housing units at an average density of 17.9/sq mi (6.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.25% White, 0.09% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.26% of the population.

There were 459 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $49,605, and the median income for a family was $57,143. Males had a median income of $37,857 versus $30,278 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,629. About 1.8% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

*Donald Hall, U.S. Poet Laureate (b. 1928)
*Jane Kenyon, poet and translator (1947-1995)


External links

* [http://www.wilmotnh.org Town website]
* [http://www.nh.gov/nhes/elmi/htmlprofiles/wilmot.html New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile]
* [http://www.nhstateparks.org/state-parks/alphabetical-order/winslow-state-park Winslow State Park]
* [http://www.srkg.com Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway Coalition]

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