NHES and ELMI agency logos
New Hampshire Employment Security - an official New Hampshire Government web site
Smaller text size Reset text size Larger text size
link to website translation page

ELMI Home > Products > Community Profiles >

Community Profiles

Sandown, NH


sandown New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Sandown Board of Selectmen
James E. Devine, Chairman
320 Main Street, PO Box 1756
Sandown, NH 03873
Telephone (603) 887-3646
Fax (603) 887-5163
E-mail townofsandown@sandown.us
Web Site www.sandown.us/

Municipal Office Hours Monday, 8 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 7 pm, Tuesday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 3
State Senate District District 23
State Representative Rockingham County District 4

Incorporated: 1756
Origin: This territory was part of the original Kingston grant of 1694. As the western portion of Kingston became more heavily populated, residents felt that they could support a meetinghouse of their own, and petitioned Governor Benning Wentworth for separation. Sandown was incorporated as a separate parish in 1756. It was named for picturesque Sandown on the Isle of Wight. The first minister of Sandown, Reverend Joseph Cotton, built the Sandown Church in 1773. The church had an eleven-foot high pulpit and marble columns supporting the gallery, and is an excellent example of early New England church architecture.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 561 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Sandown had the third largest percent change, with the largest decennial percent change of 178 percent between 1970 and 1980; the population doubled between 1960 and 1970. Population change for Sandown was 5,767 over 54 years, from 366 in 1960 to 6,133 in 2014. The 2014 Census estimate for Sandown was 6,133 residents, which ranked 54th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 438.4 persons per square mile of land area. Sandown contains 14.0 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015-2016 $3,545,394
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $67,973,927
Zoning Ordinance 1956/15
Master Plan 2013
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Budget; Library; Cemetery; Checklist; Trust Funds; Fire Engineers
Appointed:Conservation; Zoning; Cable; Recreation; Ballot Clerks; Old Home Day; Local Energy; Senior Affairs Transportation; Wage & Salary
Public Library Sandown Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time Chief & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Parkland Medical Center, Derry 10 miles 82

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Granite State
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $27.59
2014 Equalization Ratio $91.8
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.86
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings$97.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings$1.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other$1.2%

(ACS 2010-2014) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,198
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,950
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 180
Five or More Units in Structure 54
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 14
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2014 6,133 297,702
2010 5,986 295,223
2000 5,171 278,748
1990 4,069 246,744
1980 2,057 190,345
1970 741 138,951
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   3,115 Female:   3,018
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 453
Age 5 to 19 1,193
Age 20 to 34 1,077
Age 35 to 54 2,149
Age 55 to 64 709
Age 65 and over 552
Median Age 39.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 25.2%

(ACS 2010-2014) ANNUAL INCOME, 2014
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $35,362
Median family income $93,681
Median household income $78,840
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $55,750
Female $43,477
Individuals below the poverty level 7.3%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 3,068 3,982
Employed 2,896 3,777
Unemployed 172 205
Unemployment Rate 5.6% 5.1%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 79 52
Average Weekly Wage $677 $615
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 108 157
Average Weekly Wage $691 $741
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 187 209
Average Weekly Wage $685 $709
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 57 59
Average Weekly Wage $354 $560
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 244 268
Average Weekly Wage $608 $676
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Timberlane Regional (Atkinson, Danville, Plaistow, Sandown) SAU 55
Career Technology Center(s): Pinkerton Academy Center for CTE Region: 17
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 2
Grade Levels K 1-5
Total Enrollment 408
2015 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 5 Total Capacity: 141
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester; Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; University of NH

LARGEST BUSINESSES* PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
White Oak Farm/St. Julien Macaroons Cookie factory 5-6
Compliance Worldwide, Inc EMC Test Lab 7 1999
Fox Den Retirement Community Assisted living facility 20 1994
Playmates Learning Center Childcare center 14 1988
Sue Padden Real Estate Real estate agency 13 2004
Angle Pond Grove Camping & Rec Area Camping & picnicing 5 1972
Main Street Friend Childcare center 5 1983
All Japanese Import Auto, Inc. Automotive repair/service 4 1997
Zorvino Vineyards Vineyard & function facility
Chickadee Hill Cakes specialty cake shop
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 121, 121A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 4
Distance 10 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation CART
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Manchester-Boston Regional
Runway 9,250 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 22 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 20 miles
Portland, ME 84 miles
Boston, MA 47 miles
New York City, NY 251 miles
Montreal, Quebec 277 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 89.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.3%
Public transportation 0.3%
Walked 0.4%
Other Means 0.7%
Worked at home 3.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.4 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 8.0%
Commuting to another NH community 62.6%
Commuting out-of-state 29.4%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
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, Pat's Peak
   
Other: Old Meeting House; Train Depot Museum

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, January 2016.
Community Response Received 05/21/15

All information regarding the communities is from sources deemed reliable and is submitted subject to errors, omissions, modifications, and withdrawals without notice. No warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy of the information contained herein. Specific questions regarding individual cities and towns should be directed to the community contact.

 

Translation Resources and Disclaimer

New Hampshire Employment Security (NHES)
45 South Fruit Street  |  Concord NH 03301  |  603-224-3311  |  1-800-852-3400
TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964
webmaster@nhes.nh.gov for web page related issues only