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Sanbornton, New Hampshire
—  Town  —

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Location in Belknap County, New Hampshire
Coordinates: 43°29′28″N 71°35′01″W / 43.49111°N 71.58361°W / 43.49111; -71.58361
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Belknap
Incorporated 1770
Government
 - Board of Selectmen Andrew Livernois
Steve Ober
Dave Nickerson
Area
 - Total 49.8 sq mi (128.9 km2)
 - Land 47.5 sq mi (123.1 km2)
 - Water 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)  4.46%
Elevation 824 ft (251 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,581
 - Density 54.3/sq mi (21.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 03269
Area code(s) 603
FIPS code 33-67300
GNIS feature ID 0873715
Website www.sanbornton-nh.gov

Sanbornton is a town in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 2,581 at the 2000 census. Sanbornton includes the villages of North Sanbornton and Gaza.

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History

Located in the fork of the Pemigewasset and Winnipesaukee rivers, the town was first called "Crotchtown". It was granted by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth in 1748 to his friend John Sanborn of Hampton, along with 59 others from Hampton, Exeter and Stratham. Twelve of the grantees were named Sanborn, therefore the community was named "Sanborntown". Among the other settlers were members of the Leavitt family, related to the Sanborns.[1] But ongoing hostilities during the French and Indian War delayed permanent settlement until 1764. It would be incorporated by Governor John Wentworth in 1770. The town originally included "Sanbornton Bridge", or "Bridge Village", set off in 1869 as Tilton.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 49.8 square miles (129 km2), of which 47.5 sq mi (123 km2) is land and 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2) is water, comprising 4.46% of the town. Bounded on the west by the Pemigewasset River and on the east by Winnisquam Lake, Sanbornton is largely drained by Salmon Brook, a tributary of the Pemigewasset. The highest point in town is the summit of Hersey Mountain, elevation 2,001 feet (610 m) above sea level, along the town's northwestern border.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,581 people, 969 households, and 749 families residing in the town. The population density was 54.3 people per square mile (21.0/km²). There were 1,359 housing units at an average density of 28.6/sq mi (11.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.14% White, 0.15% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 969 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $48,458, and the median income for a family was $52,179. Males had a median income of $35,472 versus $26,117 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,879. About 2.2% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.

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