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Sanbornton, NH

sanbornton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Sanbornton
Board of Selectmen
PO Box 124
Sanbornton, NH 03269
Telephone (603) 286-8303
Fax (603) 286-9544
E-mail townadministrator@sanborntonnh.org
Web Site www.sanborntonnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk: Wednesday, 8 am - 6:30 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 am - 4 pm, closed Monday

County Belknap
Labor Market Area Franklin, NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Belknap County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 2
State Representative Belknap County District 4

Incorporated: 1770
Origin: This territory was known as First Township, being the first that lay at Winepessocky, with Meredith being the second. In 1748, a grant was issued by the Masonian Proprietors to settlers from Hampton, Exeter, and Stratham, including 12 Sanborns, and so the town was named Sanbornton. The town was officially incorporated as such in 1770. The southern portion of town, known as Sanbornton Bridge, was the winter quarters for the colonial army during the 1746 Canada Expedition. In 1869, Sanbornton Bridge was incorporated as the town of Tilton.
Villages and Place Names: Gaza, North Sanbornton, Chapel, Winnisquam
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,587 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Sanbornton totaled 2,109 over 53 years, from 857 in 1960 to 2,966 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 64 percent between 1970 and 1980; the smallest, an increase of 14 percent between 2000 and 2010. The 2013 Census estimate for Sanbornton was 2,966 residents, which ranked 108th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 62.7 persons per square mile of land area. Sanbornton contains 47.2 square miles of land area and 2.4 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $4,657,897
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $5,638,869
Zoning Ordinance 1956/10
Master Plan 2012
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Budget; Cemetery; Library; Trust Funds
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Capital Improvement; Energy; Zoning; Historic District
Public Library Sanbornton Public

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Franklin Regional, Franklin 7 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier Liberty Utilities
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Metrocast; Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.97
2013 Equalization Ratio 92.6
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.15
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings95.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.5%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,635
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,598
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 10
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 27
Total Population Community County
2013 2,966 60,268
2010 2,966 60,088
2000 2,605 56,576
1990 2,136 49,294
1980 1,679 42,884
1970 1,022 32,367
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    1,410 Female:    1,556
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 167
Age 5 to 19 453
Age 20 to 34 287
Age 35 to 54 1,015
Age 55 to 64 550
Age 65 and over 494
Median Age 48.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 32.3%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $32,494
Median family income $70,406
Median household income $65,000
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $51,591
Female $42,031
Individuals below the poverty level 1.5%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 1,657 1,615
Employed 1,594 1,534
Unemployed 63 81
Unemployment Rate 3.8% 5.0%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 106 60
Average Weekly Wage $559 $722
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 123 178
Average Weekly Wage $1,007 $991
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 228 237
Average Weekly Wage $799 $923
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 69 91
Average Weekly Wage $528 $583
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 297 328
Average Weekly Wage $737 $829

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Winnisquam Regional (Northfield, Sanbornton, Tilton) SAU 59
Career Technology Center(s): J. Oliva Huot Technical Center, Laconia; Winnisquam Agricultural Programs, Tilton Region: 8
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 2
Grade Levels K 1-5 P K 1-12
Total Enrollment 196 194
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 132
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

Steele Hill Resort Restaurant, time share resort 85 1972
Redimix Concrete Concrete manufacturing 25 1961
Sant Bani School Private educational institution 50 1972
Winnisquam Regional School District Education 327
Sanbornton General Store Convenience store, gas
Appletree Nursery Plants 1996
Den Brae Golf Course Golf course

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 3
State Routes 11,127, 132
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 22
Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Laconia Municipal
Runway 5,286 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 45 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 39 miles
Portland, ME 93 miles
Boston, MA 90 miles
New York City, NY 295 miles
Montreal, Quebec 232 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 2.8%
Public transportation 2.8%
Walked 1.4%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 13.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 23.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 25.3%
Commuting to another NH community 54.2%
Commuting out-of-state 20.5%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, March 2015.
Community Response Received 05/28/14

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