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Plaistow

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Plaistow is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 7,609 at the 2010 census. The traditional pronunciation of the town name is, but the pronunciation is more common today.HistoryPlaistow was officially established as a town in 1749 after the 1739 resolution of a long-running boundary dispute between the Province of Massachusetts Bay and the Province of New Hampshire. It is the only town outside the United Kingdom with the name Plaistow. In 1776 the western part of Plaistow became a separate town, Atkinson.The present town hall was built in 1895. Each year, the town celebrates "Old Home Day", with a parade, fireworks, and carnival-type atmosphere on the Town Hall Lawn to celebrate the town's anniversary.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 27.55km2, of which 0.02sqkm, or 0.09%, are water. The highest point in Plaistow is an unnamed summit at 384ft above sea level near the town's northern end.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 7,747 people, 2,871 households, and 2,150 families residing in the town. The population density was 728.8 people per square mile (281.4/km²). There were 2,927 housing units at an average density of 275.4 per square mile (106.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.33% White, 0.21% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.
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