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Sullivan, NH


sullivan New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Sullivan
Board of Selectmen
PO Box 110
Sullivan, NH 03445
Telephone (603) 847-3316
Fax (603) 847-9154
E-mail [email protected]
Web Site www.ci.sullivan.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, 6:30 pm, Tuesday through Thursday, 10 am - 2 pm; Town Clerk: Tuesday through Thursday, 10 am - 2 pm, extended hours Thursday, 6 pm - 8 pm

County Cheshire
Labor Market Area Keene, NH Micropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 10
State Representative Cheshire County District 3

Incorporated: 1787
Origin: This town was carved out of portions of Gilsum, Stoddard, Packersfield (Nelson), and Keene, when residents of remote parts of each town petitioned for an incorporated town that would be more central to all. It was named in honor of General John Sullivan, a Revolutionary War hero, who was elected President of New Hampshire in 1786. The town of Sullivan was incorporated the following year. General Sullivan served as a member of the Continental Congress, Adjutant General to Washington, and Major General of the Northern Army before becoming president of the state.
Villages and Place Names: East Sullivan, Ellisville
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 220 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Sullivan totaled 480 over 54 years, from 261 in 1960 to 741 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 56 percent between 1970 and 1980, which followed a 44 percent increase over the previous decade. The 2014 Census estimate for Sullivan was 741 residents, which ranked 205th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 40.0 persons per square mile of land area. Sullivan contains 18.5 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $813,574
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016-2017 $1,581,590
Zoning Ordinance 1971/05
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Budget; Cemetery; Library; Road Agent; Treasurer; Zoning; Town Clerk/Tax Collector
Appointed:Planning; Conservation
Public Library Sullivan Public

Emergency Services
Police Department No
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 9 miles 116

Utilities
Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramNone
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access No
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.72
2015 Equalization Ratio 101.9
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $27.26
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings93.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.2%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 321
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 255
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 31
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 35
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 741 76,596
2010 677 77,117
2000 749 73,993
1990 674 70,223
1980 585 62,116
1970 376 52,364
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   391 Female:   350
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 60
Age 5 to 19 126
Age 20 to 34 147
Age 35 to 54 183
Age 55 to 64 111
Age 65 and over 114
Median Age 39.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 87.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 31.0%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $30,524
Median family income $63,854
Median household income $48,056
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $43,571
Female $36,875
Individuals below the poverty level 8.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 464 362
Employed 452 346
Unemployed 12 16
Unemployment Rate 2.6% 4.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 64 33
Average Weekly Wage $376 $562
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 13 11
Average Weekly Wage $603 $413
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 77 44
Average Weekly Wage $413 $524

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


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-8 attend Nelson Elementary or Keene Middle School; grades 9-12 attend Keene High School or Monadnock Regional High School SAU 96
Career Technology Center(s): Cheshire Career Center (Keene); Fall Mountain RHS - CTE; Windham RCC (VT) Region: 13
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Keene State; Franklin Pierce University; Antioch New England

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Not Available

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 9
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 3
Distance 25 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Dillant-Hopkins, SwanzeyRunway6,201 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 51 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 59 miles
Portland, ME 152 miles
Boston, MA 110 miles
New York City, NY 226 miles
Montreal, Quebec 248 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 76.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.2%
Public transportation 1.0%
Walked 3.9%
Other Means 0.5%
Worked at home 12.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 21.4 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 20.5%
Commuting to another NH community 72.9%
Commuting out-of-state 6.6%
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
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak, Granite Gorge
   
Other: Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2016. Community Response Received 05/16/16

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