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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 [email protected]
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 Conway, NH-ME LMA, NH part
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Wentworth Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District 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 864 over 54 years, from 620 in 1960 to 1,484 in 2014. 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 2014 Census estimate for Sandwich was 1,484 residents, which ranked 162nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 16.3 persons per square mile of land area. Sandwich contains 91.2 square miles of land area and 2.9 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $2,750,106
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016 $3,122,298
Zoning Ordinance 1969/14
Master Plan 2010
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Cemetery; Trust Funds; Sewer
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Historic; Parks and Recreation; Agricultural
Public Library Samuel H. Wentworth

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Part-time & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer - contract w/Stewarts Ambulance
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 19 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; 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 Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $13.97
2015 Equalization Ratio 95.1
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $13.32
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings96.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.2%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,001
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 949
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 17
Five or More Units in Structure 8
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 27
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 1,484 47,623
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) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   773 Female:   711
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 53
Age 5 to 19 281
Age 20 to 34 162
Age 35 to 54 345
Age 55 to 64 274
Age 65 and over 369
Median Age 48.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 52.3%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $32,102
Median family income $65,556
Median household income $58,281
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $54,375
Female $43,125
Individuals below the poverty level 6.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 695 624
Employed 673 601
Unemployed 22 23
Unemployment Rate 3.2% 3.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 75 57
Average Weekly Wage $659 $838
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 176 94
Average Weekly Wage $583 $582
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 251 151
Average Weekly Wage $606 $679
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 50 50
Average Weekly Wage $479 $618
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 301 201
Average Weekly Wage $585 $664

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
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 Region: 8
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-6
Total Enrollment 80
2016 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

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Town of Sandwich Municipal services 30
Corner House Inn Restaurant, inn 20
Sandwich Children's Center Childcare 14
Sandwich Home Industries Local Crafts 6
Sandwich Central School Education 12
Beam Construction Construction 11

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(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 AirportRunway3,475 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 77 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 71 miles
Portland, ME 74 miles
Boston, MA 121 miles
New York City, NY 321 miles
Montreal, Quebec 229 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 77.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.3%
Public transportation 0.8%
Walked 2.0%
Other Means 0.6%
Worked at home 12.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 30.5%
Commuting to another NH community 66.9%
Commuting out-of-state 2.6%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
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, August 2016. Community Response Received 05/09/16

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