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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, 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 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 299 over 49 years, from 376 in 1970 to 675 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 56 percent between 1970 and 1980, which followed a 15 percent increase over the next decade. The 2019 Census estimate for Sullivan was 675 residents, which ranked 211th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 36.4 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, 2018-2019 $1,762,223
Zoning Ordinance 1971/19
Master Plan 2015
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Budget; Cemetery; Library; Road Agent; Treasurer; Zoning; Town Clerk/Tax Collector
Appointed:Planning; Conservation
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 98

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
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.25
2019 Equalization Ratio 96.6
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.30
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings90.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other5.7%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 310
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 274
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 12
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 24
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 675 76,085
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) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   396 Female:   396
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 87
Age 5 to 19 115
Age 20 to 34 149
Age 35 to 54 185
Age 55 to 64 137
Age 65 and over 119
Median Age 43.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 90.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 26.0%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $31,147
Median family income $76,250
Median household income $72,500
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $48,125
Female $45,313
Individuals below the poverty level 5.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 479 354
Employed 452 344
Unemployed 27 10
Unemployment Rate 5.6% 2.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 8 n
Average Weekly Wage $732 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 17 n
Average Weekly Wage $408 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 24 n
Average Weekly Wage $512 n
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 19 11
Average Weekly Wage $767 $561
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 43 n
Average Weekly Wage $624 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 Region: 13
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2020 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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 79.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.9%
Other Means 11.8%
Worked at home 4.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 23.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 13.7%
Commuting to another NH community 82.3%
Commuting out-of-state 4.0%
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 7/31/20

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