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Northfield, New Hampshire
—  Town  —

Location in Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Coordinates: 43°26′15″N 71°35′35″W / 43.4375°N 71.59306°W / 43.4375; -71.59306
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Merrimack
Incorporated 1780
 - Board of Selectmen Debra J. Shepard, Chair
Stephen Bluhm
James Knowlton
 - Total 29.0 sq mi (75.2 km2)
 - Land 28.8 sq mi (74.6 km2)
 - Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)  0.89%
Elevation 440 ft (134 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 4,548
 - Density 158.0/sq mi (61.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 603
FIPS code 33-54260
GNIS feature ID 0873686

Northfield is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 4,548 at the 2000 census.



The town was incorporated in 1780, having formerly been a part of the neighboring town of Canterbury.

Notable inhabitants


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 29.0 square miles (75.1 km2), of which 28.8 sq mi (74.6 km2) is land and 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) is water, comprising 0.89% of the town. The highest point in Northfield is the summit of Bean Hill at 1,500 feet (460 m) above sea level, in the southern part of town.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,548 people, 1,706 households, and 1,211 families residing in the town. The population density was 158.0 people per square mile (61.0/km²). There were 1,782 housing units at an average density of 61.9/sq mi (23.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.18% White, 0.13% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.

There were 1,706 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $44,333, and the median income for a family was $48,787. Males had a median income of $33,051 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,466. About 0.9% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.4% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.


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The Tilton Memorial Arch sits on a hilltop in Northfield, overlooking the neighboring town of Tilton.


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