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Sandwich, NH

sandwich New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Sandwich
Courtney Delaney, Town Administrator
PO Box 194
Center Sandwich, NH 03227
Telephone (603) 284-7701
Fax (603) 284-6819
E-mail townadmin@sandwichnh.org
Web Site www.sandwichnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Tuesday, 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 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 2
State Representative Carroll County District 2

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 620 over 41 years, from 905 in 1980 to 1,525 in 2021. The largest decennial percent change was a 21 percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2021 Census estimate for Sandwich was 1,525 residents, which ranked 162nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2021 (US Census Bureau): 16.7 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, 2022 $3,465,409
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $3,765,828
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 Full-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 Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access No
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2021 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $14.47
2021 Equalization Ratio 75.4
2021 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $10.85
2021 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings95.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.4%

(ACS 2016-2020) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,294
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,259
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 2
Five or More Units in Structure 6
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 27
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2021 1,525 51,500
2020 1,478 50,212
2010 1,326 47,818
2000 1,291 43,918
1990 1,070 35,526
1980 905 27,929
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2016-2020
Population by Gender
Male:   860 Female:   675
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 49
Age 5 to 19 134
Age 20 to 34 84
Age 35 to 54 221
Age 55 to 64 355
Age 65 and over 692
Median Age 63.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 96.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 59.8%

(ACS 2016-2020) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $86,941
Median family income $93,542
Median household income $108,563
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male -
Female $50,694
Individuals below the poverty level 3.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2011 2021
Civilian Labor Force 623 575
Employed 598 555
Unemployed 25 20
Unemployment Rate 4.0% 3.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2011 2021
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 54 43
Average Weekly Wage $763 $940
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 95 120
Average Weekly Wage $484 $1,360
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 149 164
Average Weekly Wage $585 $1,249
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 50 48
Average Weekly Wage $626 $872
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 199 212
Average Weekly Wage $595 $1,163

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 Inter-Lakes Cooperative (Center Harbor, Meredith, Sandwich) SAU 2
Career Technology Center(s): J. Oliva Huot Technical Center (Laconia); Winnisquam Agricultural Programs
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-6
Total Enrollment 62
2021 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 1763
Corner House Inn Restaurant, inn 10
Sandwich Children's Center Childcare 14
Sandwich Home Industries Local Crafts 6
Sandwich Central School Education 12
Beam Construction Construction 11
Restaurant 6

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 2016-2020) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 63.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.7%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.5%
Other Means 0.4%
Worked at home 28.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 35.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2016-2020)
Working in community of residence 65.4%
Commuting to another NH community 29.2%
Commuting out-of-state 5.3%
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
Tourist 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, 2021. Community Response Received 5/11/22

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