Warner is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 2,833 at the 2010 census. The town is home to Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts, Rollins State Park and Mount Kearsarge State Forest.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 55.9 square miles (144.8 km), of which 55.7 sq mi (144.3 km) is land and 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km) is water, comprising 0.43% of the town. Warner is drained by the Lane and Warner rivers. Two covered bridges span the Warner River: the Dalton Bridge and the Waterloo Bridge.
Mount Kearsarge, elevation 2,937 feet (895 m) above sea level, located in the extreme north of the town, is the highest point in Warner. Two state parks are located on the mountain: Rollins State Park in Warner and Winslow State Park in Wilmot. Mount Kearsarge is a popular hiking destination, due both to its bare, rocky summit, and to the fact that a paved road climbs from Rollins State Park to within a half mile of the summit. The peak is the highest point along the 75-mile (121 km) Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway, a hiking trail which links 10 towns and encircles the Lake Sunapee region of western New Hampshire.
The town is served by Interstate 89 and New Hampshire Route 103. State routes 114 and 127 cross the extreme southwestern and southeastern corners of the town, respectively.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,833 people, 1,116 households, and 752 families residing in the town. The population density was 51.0 people per square mile (19.7/km²). There were 1,228 housing units at an average density of 24.4 per square mile (8.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.9% White, 0.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.3% some other race, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.
There were 1,116 households, out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were headed by married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44, and the average family size was 2.92.
In the town, the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 34.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.
For the period 2007-11, the estimated median annual income for a household in the town was $58,221, and the median income for a family was $65,167. Male full-time workers had a median income of $51,404 versus $34,154 for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,159. About 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line.
The Warner Area Farmers’ Market, held on Saturday mornings on Main Street, serves as a community gathering place.
Warner New Hampshire neighborhoods include: Farrell Loop, Iron Kettle Rd, Tom’s Pond