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There were 425 inhabitants within the Hamlet.
There were 81 Households and 76 Dwellings within the hamlet. There are fewer dwellings than families since 5 dwelling units contained multiple families. Not all members of a household were necessarily related -- some may have been lodgers, workers, servants, other dependents, etc. This census did not indicate relationships, although they may be surmised to some extent by last names, ages, and professions of men age 15 and older.
The average household size was about 5.2 people.
The average age of the residents was about 26.
For the 134 males age 15 and older, the most prevalent profession was "farmer" ( 43%, 58 people). The second most prevalent was "laborer" ( 18%, 24 people), and the third was "seaman" (14%, 19 people).
The enumeration of profession was done only for men 15 and older.
The 1850 Census reports the value of real estate owned. Of the 57 residents who reported the value of their real estate, the wealthiest was John R. Ireland -- $50,000. His real estate holdings represented 28% of the total wealth reported within the Hamlet. However, his reported holdings probably included properties elsewhere, including New York City and upstate New York.
Next in order were: Samuel Carman, owner of the mills and other properties at South Haven -- $20,000, 11%; Theodosia Smith -- $8,000, 4.5%; and Nathaniel Hawkins, the Congregationalist minister -- $6,000, 3.4%.
The total wealth reported was $177,150.
132 residents (31%) attended school during the previous year. The oldest was age 20; the youngest was age 3.
Of 148 school age children (ages 3 to 15), 122 (82%) attended school. There were disparities between males and females, and between white and black youth.
Based on the 1858 Map, there appear to have been three schools in the Hamlet.
Page revised: 23 May, 2012