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New Castle, NH Town Information

New Castle is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 968 at the 2010 census.[1] It is the smallest and easternmost town in New Hampshire, and the only one located entirely on islands. It is home to Fort Constitution Historic Site, Fort Stark Historic Site, and the New Castle Common, a 31-acre (13 ha) recreation area on the Atlantic Ocean. New Castle is also home to a United States Coast Guard station, as well as the historic Wentworth by the Sea hotel.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), of which 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2) is land and 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2) is water, comprising 65.13% of the town. New Castle occupies an archipelago, consisting of one main island (Great Island) and several smaller islands surrounded by the Piscataqua River and Atlantic Ocean. The highest point of land is located at The Wentworth-by-the-Sea Hotel, where the elevation reaches 60 feet (18 m) above sea level.

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,010 people, 443 households, and 314 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,222.6 people per square mile (469.8/km2). There were 488 housing units at an average density of 590.7 per square mile (227.0/km2).



Source: Wikipedia



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