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Charlestown, New Hampshire
The U.S. census provides additional demographic detail that describes the central village area within the town. All the statistics reported there are included in these aggregate values for the town as a whole. See: Charlestown (CDP), New Hampshire.
As of the census of 2000, there are 4,749 people, 1,920 households, and 1,332 families residing in the town. The population density is 51.2/km² (132.6/mi²). There are 2,067 housing units at an average density of 22.3 persons/km² (57.7 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 98.53% White, 0.32% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 0.59% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,920 households out of which 30.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% are married couples living together, 9.3% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 30.6% are non-families. 23.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 2.90.
In the town the population is spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $38,024, and the median income for a family is $45,172. Males have a median income of $31,010 versus $22,986 for females. The per capita income for the town is $18,654. 6.5% of the population and 3.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 5.7% are under the age of 18 and 10.3% are 65 or older.
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