Sanbornton, NH

Community Contact Town of Sanbornton
Board of Selectmen
PO Box 124
Sanbornton, NH 03269
Telephone (603) 286-8303
Fax (603) 286-9544
E-mail townadministrator@sanborntonnh.org
Web Site www.sanborntonnh.org
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 am - 4 pm, Wednesday, 8 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk: Monday, 8 am - 6:30 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 am - 4 pm, and Wednesday, 8 am - 12 noon
County Belknap
Labor Market Area Plymouth NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Belknap County Economic Development Council
Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 2
State Representative
Belknap County District 2
Incorporated: 1770
Origin: This territory was known as First Township, being the first that lay at Winepessocky, with Meredith being the second. In 1748, a grant was issued by the Masonian Proprietors to settlers from Hampton, Exeter, and Stratham, including 12 Sanborns, and so the town was named Sanbornton. The town was officially incorporated as such in 1770. The southern portion of town, known as Sanbornton Bridge, was the winter quarters for the colonial army during the 1746 Canada Expedition. In 1869, Sanbornton Bridge was incorporated as the town of Tilton.
Villages and Place Names: Gaza, North Sanbornton
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,587 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Population change for Sanbornton totaled 1,850 over 50 years, from 755 in 1950 to 2,605 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 64 percent between 1970 and 1980; the smallest, an increase of 14 percent between 1950 and 1960. The 2008 Census estimate for Sanbornton was 2,874 residents, which ranked 110th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 60.8 persons per square mile of land area. Sanbornton contains 47.3 square miles of land area and 2.4 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2010 $4,661,811
Budget: School Appropriations, 2009-2010 $23,211,107
Zoning Ordinance 1956/09
Master Plan 1995
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Budget; Cemetery; Library; Trust Funds; Historic District
Appointed:
Planning; Conservation; Library; Capital Improvement; Energy; Zoning

Public Library Sanbornton Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time Chief & on call
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Franklin Regional, Franklin 7 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier National Grid
Water Supplier Private wells

Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
none
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
Yes
Recycling
Mandatory

Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $18.83
2008 Equalization Ratio 92.0
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $17.22

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
95.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings
3.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
0.9%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 1,587
2008 Single-Family Units 1,477
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
8
2008 Multi-Family Units 45
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 65
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 2,874 61,281
2000 2,605 56,576
1990 2,136 49,294
1980 1,679 42,884
1970 1,022 32,367

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,280
Female
1,301

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
132
Age 5 to 19
584
Age 20 to 34
359
Age 35 to 54
972
Age 55 to 64
252
Age 65 and over
282
Median Age
40.1 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
87.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher
22.5%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $22,879
Median 4-person family income $52,179
Median household income $48,458

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$35,472
Female
$26,117

Families below the poverty level 2.2%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
1,459 1,660
Employed
1,421 1,607
Unemployed
38 53
Unemployment Rate
2.6% 3.2%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
62 62
Average Weekly Wage
$431 $565
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
78 146
Average Weekly Wage
$951 $992
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
139 209
Average Weekly Wage
$722 $865
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
68 95
Average Weekly Wage
$384 $545
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
208 304
Average Weekly Wage
$611 $765
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Winnisquam Regional (Northfield, Sanbornton, Tilton) District:SAU 59
Career Technology Center(s): J. Oliva Huot Technical Center, Laconia; Winnisquam Regional High School, Tilton Region:08
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 2
Grade Levels
K 1-5 K 1-12
Total Enrollment
197 216
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:1 Total Capacity:132
Nearest Community/Technical College:Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Plymouth State University

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Steele Hill Resort Restaurant, time share resort 85 1972
Redimix Concrete Concrete manufacturing 25 1961
Sant Bani School Private educational institution 50 1972
Winnisquam Regional School District Education 327
Sanbornton General Store Convenience store, gas
Appletree Nursery Plants 1996
Den Brae Golf Course Golf course

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 127, 132
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 22
Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Laconia Municipal
Runway
5,286 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 45 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
39 miles
Portland, ME
98 miles
Boston, MA
90 miles
New York City, NY
293 miles
Montreal, Quebec
232 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
82.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
13.0%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
0.9%
Other Means
0.6%
Worked at home
2.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
16%
Commuting to another NH community
82%
Commuting out-of-state
3%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):Gunstock
Other:

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 09/25/09

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