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Sandwich, NH

Sandwich New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Sandwich Board of Selectmen
Catherine Graham, Administrative Assistant
PO Box 194
Center Sandwich, NH 03227
Telephone (603) 284-7701
Fax (603) 284-6819
E-mail tos@cyberpine.net
Web Site www.sandwichnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am - 5:30 pm; Town Clerk: Tuesday, Thursday, 8 am - 5:30 pm

County Carroll
Labor Market Area Moultonborough NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Wentworth Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District 1
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 3
State Representative Carroll County Districts 4, 8

Incorporated: 1763
Origin: When this 1763 charter was surveyed, the land was considered so full of inaccessible mountains and shelves of rock that the grantees requested an additional grant of land to the southeast. The petition was granted in 1764, with the additional parcel called Sandwich Addition. Sandwich was named in honor of John Montagu, fourth Earl of Sandwich. The Earl is most famous as the inventor of the sandwich, a thin slab of meat placed between two slices of bread, which he consumed while spending a day at the gaming table. The town of Sandwich is in the Sandwich Range, with seventeen listed peaks, including Sandwich Dome.
Villages and Place Names: Great Rock Corner, Center Sandwich, Chicks Corner, East Sandwich, North Sandwich, Sandwich Landing, Wentworth Hill, Whiteface
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 905 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Sandwich totaled 699 over 52 years, from 620 in 1960 to 1,319 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was a 36 percent increase between 1970 and 1980; the smallest, a three percent increase between 2000 and 2010. The 2012 Census estimate for Sandwich was 1,319 residents, which ranked 171st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 14.7 persons per square mile of land area. Sandwich contains 90.2 square miles of land area and 3.2 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $2,791,197
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013 $3,034,065
Zoning Ordinance 1969/13
Master Plan 2010
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Cemetery; Trust Funds
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Historic; Parks and Recreation; Agricultural; Technology
Public Library Samuel H. Wentworth

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 19 miles 25

Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access No
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $11.51
2012 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $11.53
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings97.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings0.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.0%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 979
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 948
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 11
Five or More Units in Structure 2
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 18
Total Population Community County
2012 1,319 47,567
2010 1,326 47,818
2000 1,291 43,918
1990 1,070 35,526
1980 905 27,929
1970 666 18,548
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   605 Female:   619
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 20
Age 5 to 19 177
Age 20 to 34 92
Age 35 to 54 330
Age 55 to 64 264
Age 65 and over 341
Median Age 55 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 53.8%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $33,948
Median family income $64,432
Median household income $56,364
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $50,357
Female $31,908
Individuals below the poverty level 6.8%

Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 692 809
Employed 669 779
Unemployed 23 30
Unemployment Rate 3.3% 3.7%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 62 56
Average Weekly Wage $731 $777
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 171 92
Average Weekly Wage $588 $501
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 232 149
Average Weekly Wage $626 $605
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 46 49
Average Weekly Wage $477 $629
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 279 198
Average Weekly Wage $601 $611
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Inter-Lakes Cooperative (Center Harbor, Meredith, Sandwich) SAU 2
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
Grade Levels K 1-6
Total Enrollment 60
2013 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 48
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

Town of Sandwich Municipal services 30
Corner House Inn Restaurant, inn 20
Mocha Rizing Convenience, café 5
Sandwich Home Industries Local Crafts 6
Sandwich Central School Education 12
Bean Construction Construction 11

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 25, 109, 113, 113A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 24
Distance 16 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Moultonborough Airport
Runway 3,475 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 77 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 72 miles
Portland, ME 70 miles
Boston, MA 122 miles
New York City, NY 327 miles
Montreal, Quebec 229 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 70.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 12.9%
Public transportation 0.9%
Walked 1.5%
Other Means 0.7%
Worked at home 13.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 34.8%
Commuting to another NH community 61.9%
Commuting out-of-state 3.3%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X 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
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): King Pine, Gunstock
Other: Sandwich Fair; Thompson Sanctuary; Leonard B. Chapman Bird Sanctuary

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, February 2014.
Community Response Received 05/09/13

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