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Hampstead, NH Town Information

Hampstead is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 8,523 at the 2010 census.Hampstead, which includes the village of East Hampstead, is home to a portion of the Rockingham Recreational Trail.

 

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.0 square miles (36 km2), of which 13.3 sq mi (34 km2) is land and 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2) is water, comprising 4.93% of the town. Island Pond is in the west, with Angle and Wash ponds in the north. The highest point in Hampstead is greater than 460 feet (140 m) above sea level at the town's northwestern corner, near the eastern knob of Butman Hill. Hampstead lies mostly within the Merrimack River watershed, though the northern slope of Butman Hill drains into the Piscataqua River (Coastal) watershed. Hampstead is home to Camp Tel Noar, an overnight summer camp on Wash Pond (Sunset Lake).

 

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 8,297 people, 3,044 households, and 2,279 families residing in the town. The population density was 623.0 people per square mile (240.5/km≤). There were 3,276 housing units at an average density of 246.0 per square mile (95.0/km≤).

 

Town information courtesy of Wikipedia

 

Image: "Union Church, East Hampstead NH" by John Phelan - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.