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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 selectmen@townofsullivannh.com
Web Site https://townofsullivannh.com

Municipal Office Hours Town Hall: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10-2; Selectboard: meet every other Monday at 6:30; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10-2, second and last Thursday each month, 6-8

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 285 over 50 years, from 376 in 1970 to 661 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Sullivan was 672 residents, which ranked 207th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 36.2 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, 2023 $915,036
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $2,159,413
Zoning Ordinance 1971/23
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
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.42
2022 Equalization Ratio 74.7
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.56
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings88.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other8.3%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 291
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 247
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 24
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 20
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 672 77,350
2020 658 76,458
2010 677 77,117
2000 749 73,993
1990 674 70,223
1980 585 62,116
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   313 Female:   337
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 61
Age 5 to 19 70
Age 20 to 34 113
Age 35 to 54 173
Age 55 to 64 128
Age 65 and over 105
Median Age 45.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 504
High school graduate or higher 93.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 25.0%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $39,432
Median family income $86,250
Median household income $84,286
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $52,813
Female $40,673
Individuals below the poverty level 5.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 371 336
Employed 351 328
Unemployed 20 8
Unemployment Rate 5.4% 2.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 8 n
Average Weekly Wage $703 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 20 n
Average Weekly Wage $412 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 28 n
Average Weekly Wage $497 n
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 15 12
Average Weekly Wage $774 $556
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 43 n
Average Weekly Wage $592 n

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 9-12
Total Enrollment
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 50
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Keene State; Franklin Pierce; 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 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 369
Drove alone, car/truck/van 84.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.7%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.4%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 8.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 11.1%
Commuting to another NH community 84.8%
Commuting out-of-state 4.1%
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, October 2023. Community Response Received 6/1/23

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