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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 townofsullivan@myfairpoint.net
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, Wednesday, 10 am - 2 pm, Thursday, 10 am - 2 pm, 6 pm - 8 pm

County Cheshire
Labor Market Area Keene NH Micro-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 412 over 53 years, from 261 in 1960 to 673 in 2013. 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 2013 Census estimate for Sullivan was 673 residents, which ranked 211th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 36.3 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.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014-2015 $729,412
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $1,672,062
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
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning
Public Library Sullivan Public

Police Department No
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 9 miles 140

Electric Supplier PSNH
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:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $29.42
2013 Equalization Ratio 123.8
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $36.27
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings93.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.8%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 285
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 245
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 11
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 29
Total Population Community County
2013 673 76,851
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   363 Female:   328
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 27
Age 5 to 19 148
Age 20 to 34 124
Age 35 to 54 227
Age 55 to 64 84
Age 65 and over 81
Median Age 39.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 87.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 22.9%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $27,062
Median family income $74,063
Median household income $63,056
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $47,917
Female $39,583
Individuals below the poverty level 13.5%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 459 402
Employed 444 385
Unemployed 15 17
Unemployment Rate 3.3% 4.2%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
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 n 30
Average Weekly Wage n $531
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 11 10
Average Weekly Wage $616 $480
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment n 40
Average Weekly Wage n $519

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): The Cheshire Career Center, Keene; Fall Mountain Regional High School - CTE, Langdon; Windham Regional Career Center, Brattleboro, VT Region: 13
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2014 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

Not Available

(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, Swanzey
Runway 6,201 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 51 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 51 miles
Portland, ME 144 miles
Boston, MA 109 miles
New York City, NY 231 miles
Montreal, Quebec 242 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 76.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.1%
Public transportation 0.3%
Walked 3.6%
Other Means 0.6%
Worked at home 10.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 17.3%
Commuting to another NH community 78%
Commuting out-of-state 4.7%
X Municipal Parks
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
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
X Fishing/Hunting
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, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/20/2014

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