Springfield, New Hampshire

Springfield is a town in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 1,311 at the 2010 census.[1] Gile State Forest is located within the town.

Springfield, New Hampshire
Town offices and library
Town offices and library
Location in Sullivan County and the state of New Hampshire.
Location in Sullivan County and the state of New Hampshire.
Coordinates: 43°29′43″N 72°02′03″W / 43.49528°N 72.03417°W / 43.49528; -72.03417Coordinates: 43°29′43″N 72°02′03″W / 43.49528°N 72.03417°W / 43.49528; -72.03417
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountySullivan
Incorporated1794
VillagesSpringfield
West Springfield
Government
 • Board of SelectmenTamara Butcher, Chair
Richard Hendl
George McCusker
Area
 • Total44.1 sq mi (114.3 km2)
 • Land43.2 sq mi (112.0 km2)
 • Water0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)  2.02%
Elevation
1,440 ft (438 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,311
 • Density30/sq mi (11/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP codes
03284 (Springfield)
03240 (Grafton)
03751 (Georges Mills)
Area code(s)603
FIPS code33-72740
GNIS feature ID0873723
Websitewww.springfieldnh.org

HistoryEdit

First settled in 1769 as "Protectworth", the town adopted the name "Springfield" when it was incorporated in 1794.[2][3] Prior to county division in 1827, Springfield was in Cheshire County.

GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 44.1 square miles (114 km2), of which 43.2 sq mi (112 km2) is land and 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) is water, comprising 2.02% of the town. The highest point in Springfield is the summit of Melvin Hill, at 2,303 feet (702 m) above sea level.

Adjacent municipalitiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790210
1800570171.4%
18106147.7%
182096757.5%
18301,20224.3%
18401,2524.2%
18501,2701.4%
18601,021−19.6%
1870781−23.5%
1880732−6.3%
1890540−26.2%
1900439−18.7%
1910422−3.9%
1920349−17.3%
1930270−22.6%
194036434.8%
1950324−11.0%
1960283−12.7%
19703109.5%
198053271.6%
199078848.1%
200094519.9%
20101,31138.7%
2017 (est.)1,327[4]1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

At the 2000 census there were 945 people, 386 households, and 286 families in the town. The population density was 21.8 people per square mile (8.4/km2). There were 534 housing units at an average density of 12.3 per square mile (4.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.84% White, 0.32% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74%.[6]

Of the 386 households 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.3% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 19.9% of households were one person and 6.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.80.

The age distribution was 23.5% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median household income was $44,659 and the median family income was $58,068. Males had a median income of $33,958 versus $25,223 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,263. About 3.5% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable peopleEdit


Internet connectivityEdit

Currently, all internet speed is very slow (Highest in the town is under 30 Mb/s). However, a recent grant to the town is being used to bring fiber in and should be switched on by December 15th, 2020


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, U.S. Census website, 2010 Census figures. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  2. ^ "About Springfield - Springfield NH". SpringfieldNH.org. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  3. ^ "A Brief Early History of Springfield, New Hampshire" (PDF). HistoricalSpringfieldNH.org. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017 (PEPANNRES): Minor Civil Divisions – New Hampshire". Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

External linksEdit