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Sanbornton, NH


sanbornton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Sanbornton
Trish Stafford, Town Administrator
PO Box 124
Sanbornton, NH 03269
Telephone (603) 286-8303
Fax (603) 286-9544
E-mail townadministrator@sanborntonnh.org
Web Site www.sanborntonnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk: Wednesday, 8 am - 6:30 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 am - 4 pm, closed Monday

County Belknap
Labor Market Area Franklin, NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Belknap County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 2
State Representative Belknap County District 4

Incorporated: 1770
Origin: This territory was known as First Township, being the first that lay at Winepessocky, with Meredith being the second. In 1748, a grant was issued by the Masonian Proprietors to settlers from Hampton, Exeter, and Stratham, including 12 Sanborns, and so the town was named Sanbornton. The town was officially incorporated as such in 1770. The southern portion of town, known as Sanbornton Bridge, was the winter quarters for the colonial army during the 1746 Canada Expedition. In 1869, Sanbornton Bridge was incorporated as the town of Tilton.
Villages and Place Names: Gaza, North Sanbornton, Chapel, Winnisquam
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,587 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Sanbornton totaled 2,122 over 58 years, from 857 in 1960 to 2,979 in 2018. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 64 percent between 1970 and 1980; the smallest, an increase of 14 percent between 2000 and 2010. The 2018 Census estimate for Sanbornton was 2,979 residents, which ranked 109th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2018 (US Census Bureau): 63.0 persons per square mile of land area. Sanbornton contains 47.3 square miles of land area and 2.4 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2019-2020 $5,295,171
Budget: School Appropriations, 2019-2020 $5,650,982
Zoning Ordinance 1956/19
Master Plan 2016
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Budget; Cemetery; Library; Trust Funds
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Capital Improvement; Solid Waste; Zoning; Historic District; Recreation
Public Library Sanbornton Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Full-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Franklin Regional, Franklin 7 miles 31

Utilities
Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic & state
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Atlantic Broadband; Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2018 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.63
2018 Equalization Ratio 88.3
2018 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.73
2018 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings95.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.4%

(ACS 2014-2018) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,629
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,513
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 32
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 84
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2018 2,979 61,022
2010 2,966 60,088
2000 2,605 56,576
1990 2,136 49,294
1980 1,679 42,884
1970 1,022 32,367
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2014-2018
Population by Gender
Male:   1,615 Female:   1,361
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 121
Age 5 to 19 451
Age 20 to 34 395
Age 35 to 54 706
Age 55 to 64 763
Age 65 and over 540
Median Age 49.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 96.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 36.4%

(ACS 2014-2018) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $38,770
Median family income $98,693
Median household income $84,022
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $59,919
Female $44,038
Individuals below the poverty level 4.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2008 2018
Civilian Labor Force 1,669 1,690
Employed 1,615 1,652
Unemployed 54 38
Unemployment Rate 3.2% 2.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2008 2018
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $62 $55
Average Weekly Wage $565 $922
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $146 $226
Average Weekly Wage $992 $629
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $209 $280
Average Weekly Wage $865 $686
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $95 $88
Average Weekly Wage $545 $668
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $304 $369
Average Weekly Wage $765 $682

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 Winnisquam Regional (Northfield, Sanbornton, Tilton) SAU 59
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 1
Grade Levels K 1-5 P K 1-8
Total Enrollment 199 140
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 67
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Steele Hill Resort Restaurant, time share resort 85 1972
Redimix Concrete Concrete manufacturing 25 1961
Sant Bani School Private educational institution 50 1972
Winnisquam Regional School District Education 36
Sanbornton General Store Convenience store, gas
Appletree Nursery Plants 1996
Den Brae Golf Course Golf course
Town of Sanbornton Municipal services 25

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 3
State Routes 11,127, 132
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 22
Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Laconia MunicipalRunway5,286 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 45 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 39 miles
Portland, ME 90 miles
Boston, MA 90 miles
New York City, NY 289 miles
Montreal, Quebec 232 miles

(ACS 2014-2018) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 83.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.6%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 4.4%
Other Means 7.6%
Worked at home 4.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 28.4 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2014-2018)
Working in community of residence 21.4%
Commuting to another NH community 75.3%
Commuting out-of-state 3.3%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Cinemas
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
Youth Sports: Hockey
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
   
Other:

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2020. Community Response Received 6/21/19

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