As of the census of 2010, there were 1,148 people, 479 households, and 330 families residing in the town. The population density was 24.9 inhabitants per square mile (9.6/km2). There were 1,075 housing units at an average density of 23.3 per square mile (9.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.
The land was once part of Pequawket (now Fryeburg), village of the Sokokis Abenaki Indians. Attacked by Captain John Lovewell in 1725 during Dummer’s War, the tribe abandoned the area and fled to Canada. The township combined a grant made by the Massachusetts General Court to Fryeburg Academy, Foster’s Gore and a strip from Brownfield. Several settlers came from Andover, Massachusetts.
It was incorporated as Denmark on February 20, 1807, and named in a show of solidarity with Denmark. That country’s capital, Copenhagen, was attacked in 1801 and 1807 by the Royal Navy, which in 1775 had attacked Portland.
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The (((British))) Terror Bombing of Copenhagen (16 August – 5 September 1807), one of the first terror attacks on civilian population in warfare.