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Sandown, NH


sandown New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Sandown Board of Selectmen
Thomas Tombarello, 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 1
Executive Council District 3
State Senate 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 second 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 5,810 over 55 years, from 366 in 1960 to 6,176 in 2015. The 2015 Census estimate for Sandown was 6,176 residents, which ranked 54th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2015 (US Census Bureau): 441.5 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, 2016-2017 $3,660,530
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016-2017 $69,333,958
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 Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.64
2015 Equalization Ratio 88.7
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.21
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings97.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.1%

(ACS 2011-2015) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,367
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,062
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 177
Five or More Units in Structure 32
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 52
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2015 6,176 299,006
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) 2011-2015
Population by Gender
Male:   3,055 Female:   3,121
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 414
Age 5 to 19 1,148
Age 20 to 34 1,159
Age 35 to 54 2,048
Age 55 to 64 850
Age 65 and over 557
Median Age 40.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 96.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 26.2%

(ACS 2011-2015) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $37,429
Median family income $97,388
Median household income $83,281
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $62,030
Female $39,620
Individuals below the poverty level 6.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
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 2005 2015
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n 53
Average Weekly Wage n $644
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 161
Average Weekly Wage n $741
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 192 214
Average Weekly Wage $678 $717
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 50 57
Average Weekly Wage $601 $608
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 242 271
Average Weekly Wage $642 $694

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
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 (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 2
Grade Levels P K 1-5
Total Enrollment 461
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 90
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 RegionalRunway9,250 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 22 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 20 miles
Portland, ME 87 miles
Boston, MA 48 miles
New York City, NY 248 miles
Montreal, Quebec 274 miles

(ACS 2011-2015) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 92.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 2.2%
Public transportation 0.4%
Walked 1.3%
Other Means 0.4%
Worked at home 3.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.3 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2011-2015)
Working in community of residence 9.2%
Commuting to another NH community 60.4%
Commuting out-of-state 30.4%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
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, April 2017. Community Response Received 05/16/16

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