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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 https://townofsullivannh.com

Municipal Office Hours Town Hall: Tuesday through Thursday, 10 am - 2 pm; Selectboard: Monday, 6:30 pm; Town Clerk: Tuesday, Wednesday, 10 am - 2 pm,second and last Thursday, 10 am - 2 pm, 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 Districts 8, 16

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 81 over 41 years, from 585 in 1980 to 666 in 2021. The largest decennial percent change was a 15 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2021 Census estimate for Sullivan was 666 residents, which ranked 207th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2021 (US Census Bureau): 35.9 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, 2019 $900,650
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $1,836,670
Zoning Ordinance 1971/21
Master Plan 2015
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Budget; Cemetery; Library; Road Agent; Zoning; Town Clerk/Tax Collector
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Treasurer
Public Library Sullivan Public

Emergency Services
Police Department No
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Private
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 9 miles 94

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 Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
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) $23.49
2021 Equalization Ratio 79.2
2021 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.44
2021 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings89.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other7.5%

(ACS 2016-2020) Housing
Total Housing Units 305
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 258
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 22
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 25
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2021 666 77,329
2020 661 76,501
2010 677 77,117
2000 749 73,993
1990 674 70,223
1980 585 62,116
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2016-2020
Population by Gender
Male:   322 Female:   374
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 57
Age 5 to 19 99
Age 20 to 34 108
Age 35 to 54 193
Age 55 to 64 139
Age 65 and over 100
Median Age 45.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 26.6%

(ACS 2016-2020) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $36,527
Median family income $83,750
Median household income $83,750
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $50,903
Female $45,368
Individuals below the poverty level 5.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2011 2021
Civilian Labor Force 374 342
Employed 351 327
Unemployed 23 15
Unemployment Rate 6.1% 4.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2011 2021
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 8 n
Average Weekly Wage $660 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 16 n
Average Weekly Wage $414 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 24 42
Average Weekly Wage $494 $1,892
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 21 11
Average Weekly Wage $735 $523
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 45 53
Average Weekly Wage $606 $1,607

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-5 attend Nelson Elementary; Grades 6-8 attend Keene Middle School; Grades 9-12 attend Keene High School SAU 96
Career Technology Center(s): Cheshire Career Center (Keene); Fall Mountain RHS - CTE
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2021 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 2016-2020) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.8%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.3%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 7.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2016-2020)
Working in community of residence 83.6%
Commuting to another NH community 10.8%
Commuting out-of-state 5.5%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
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
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourist 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, 2021. Community Response Received 6/1/22

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