Cambridge, New Hampshire
The Androscoggin River along New Hampshire Route 16 in Cambridge
Location in Coös County, New Hampshire
Coordinates: 44°39′35″N 71°06′31″W / 44.65972°N 71.10861°W / 44.65972; -71.10861Coordinates: 44°39′35″N 71°06′31″W / 44.65972°N 71.10861°W / 44.65972; -71.10861
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountyCoös
Area
 • Total51.72 sq mi (133.95 km2)
 • Land50.99 sq mi (132.06 km2)
 • Water0.73 sq mi (1.89 km2)  1.41%
Elevation
1,525 ft (465 m)
Population
 (2020)[2]
 • Total16
 • Density0.3/sq mi (0.12/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
Area code(s)603
FIPS code33-007-08420

Cambridge is a township in Coös County in the state of New Hampshire. The population was 16 at the 2020 census,[2] up from 8 at the 2010 census.[3]

In New Hampshire, locations, grants, townships (which are different from towns), and purchases are unincorporated portions of a county which are not part of any town and have limited self-government (if any, as many are uninhabited). Cambridge is part of the Berlin, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

It was granted in 1793 to Nathaniel Rogers and others and contained about 23,160 acres (9,370 ha).[4]

Geography

Most of the township is forested wilderness, but it contains the southernmost edge of Umbagog Lake, accessed via New Hampshire Route 26 from Errol or from Upton, Maine. The lake's outlet, 6 miles (10 km) to the north in Errol, is the source of the Androscoggin River, which flows southward through the northwest part of Cambridge. A portion of the 13-Mile Woods Scenic Area follows the Androscoggin through the township, as does New Hampshire Route 16, which leads north to Errol and south to Berlin.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 51.7 square miles (133.9 km2), of which 51.0 square miles (132.1 km2) are land and 0.73 square miles (1.9 km2), or 1.41%, are water.[1] The entire township is part of the Androscoggin River watershed, with its three main tributaries in the township being, from north to south, Mollidgewock Brook, Bog Brook, and Chickwolnepy Stream (along with its own tributary, Blackstrap Brook). The highest point in the township is the summit of Cambridge Black Mountain, at 2,780 feet (850 m) above sea level. The township is bordered to the east by Oxford County, Maine.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18405
185033560.0%
18604948.5%
187028−42.9%
18803628.6%
189031−13.9%
190017−45.2%
19105−70.6%
19201−80.0%
193010.0%
19400−100.0%
19508
19600−100.0%
19704
1980525.0%
19900−100.0%
200010
20108−20.0%
202016100.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[2][5]

As of the 2000 census,[6] there were 10 people, 5 households, and 3 families living in the township. The population density was 0.2 people per square mile (0.1/km2). There were 39 housing units at an average density of 0.8 per square mile (0.3/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White.

There were 5 households, out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, and 40.0% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.67.

In the township, the population was spread out, with 20.0% under the age of 18, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 40.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every female of any age, there was one male.

References

  1. ^ a b "2021 U.S. Gazetteer Files – New Hampshire". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Cambridge township, Coos County, New Hampshire: 2020 DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  3. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  4. ^ Article in Statistics and Gazetteer of New-Hampshire (1875)
  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.