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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 www.ci.sullivan.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, 6:30 pm, Tuesday through Thursday, 10 am - 2 pm; Town Clerk: Tuesday through Thursday, 10 am - 2 pm, extended hours Thursday, 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 2
Executive Council District 2
State Senate 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 410 over 57 years, from 261 in 1960 to 671 in 2017. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 56 percent between 1970 and 1980, which followed a 44 percent increase over the previous decade. The 2017 Census estimate for Sullivan was 671 residents, which ranked 211th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2017 (US Census Bureau): 36.2 persons per square mile of land area. Sullivan contains 18.5 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2018 $809,581
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $1,714,358
Zoning Ordinance 1971/05
Master Plan 2005
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 91

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 Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2017 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $31.80
2017 Equalization Ratio 101.9
2017 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $32.11
2017 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.3%

(ACS 2013-2017) Housing
Total Housing Units 313
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 261
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 28
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2017 671 75,960
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) 2013-2017
Population by Gender
Male:   356 Female:   369
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 82
Age 5 to 19 114
Age 20 to 34 107
Age 35 to 54 170
Age 55 to 64 126
Age 65 and over 126
Median Age 46.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 90.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 36.1%

(ACS 2013-2017) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $32,163
Median family income $70,000
Median household income $60,625
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $46,750
Female $43,667
Individuals below the poverty level 7.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2007 2017
Civilian Labor Force 468 350
Employed 455 341
Unemployed 13 9
Unemployment Rate 2.8% 2.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2007 2017
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment n $45
Average Weekly Wage n $705
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $20 $10
Average Weekly Wage $690 $596
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment n $55
Average Weekly Wage n $685

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
2017 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 2013-2017) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 77.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.8%
Public transportation 0.5%
Walked 1.1%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 16.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2013-2017)
Working in community of residence 18.8%
Commuting to another NH community 73.8%
Commuting out-of-state 7.4%
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
Tourists 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, August 2019. Community Response Received 6/1/17

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