Sandwich, NH

Community Contact Sandwich Board of Selectmen
Catherine Graham, Administrative Assistant
PO Box 194
Center Sandwich, NH 03227
Telephone (603) 284-7701
Fax (603) 284-6819
E-mail tos@cyberpine.net
Web Site http://town.sandwich.nh.us
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, 7 pm - 9 pm, Tuesday and Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm
County Carroll
Labor Market Area Moultonborough NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Wentworth Economic Development Corp.
Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 3
State Representative
Carroll County District 3
Incorporated: 1763
Origin: When this 1763 charter was surveyed, the land was considered so full of inaccessible mountains and shelves of rock that the grantees requested an additional grant of land to the southeast. The petition was granted in 1764, with the additional parcel called Sandwich Addition. Sandwich was named in honor of John Montagu, fourth Earl of Sandwich. The Earl is most famous as the inventor of the sandwich, a thin slab of meat placed between two slices of bread, which he consumed while spending a day at the gaming table. The town of Sandwich is in the Sandwich Range, with seventeen listed peaks, including Sandwich Dome.
Villages and Place Names: Great Rock Corner, Center Sandwich, Chicks Corner, East Sandwich, North Sandwich, Sandwich Landing, Wentworth Hill, Whiteface
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 905 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Population change for Sandwich totaled 676 over 50 years, from 615 in 1950 to 1,291 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 36 percent increase between 1970 and 1980; the smallest, a one percent increase between 1950 and 1960. The 2008 Census estimate for Sandwich was 1,316 residents, which ranked 169th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 14.4 persons per square mile of land area. Sandwich contains 91.2 square miles of land area and 2.9 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2009 $2,145,539
Budget: School Appropriations, 2009 $2,357,098
Zoning Ordinance 1969/06
Master Plan 2010
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen
Appointed:
Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Historic; Parks and Recreation

Public Library Samuel H. Wentworth

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 19 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells

Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Private
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Mandatory

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $10.90
2008 Equalization Ratio 81.4
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $8.90

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
97.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings
0.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
2.1%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 1,080
2008 Single-Family Units 998
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
8
2008 Multi-Family Units 51
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 31
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 1,316 47,408
2000 1,291 43,918
1990 1,070 35,526
1980 905 27,929
1970 666 18,548

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
601
Female
685

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
52
Age 5 to 19
251
Age 20 to 34
97
Age 35 to 54
434
Age 55 to 64
144
Age 65 and over
308
Median Age
47.2 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
94.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher
39.7%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $23,714
Median 4-person family income $55,417
Median household income $47,292

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$35,060
Female
$25,769

Families below the poverty level 3.5%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
644 715
Employed
638 698
Unemployed
6 17
Unemployment Rate
0.9% 2.4%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
73 71
Average Weekly Wage
$541 $754
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
150 132
Average Weekly Wage
$547 $437
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
223 203
Average Weekly Wage
$545 $548
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
43 49
Average Weekly Wage
$459 $613
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
266 251
Average Weekly Wage
$531 $561
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 Inter-Lakes Cooperative (Center Harbor, Meredith, Sandwich) District:SAU 2
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
Grade Levels
K 1-6
Total Enrollment
71
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:1 Total Capacity:48
Nearest Community/Technical College:Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Plymouth State University

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Town of Sandwich Municipal services 20
Corner House Inn Restaurant, inn 20
Mocha Rizing Convenience, caf 5
Sandwich Home Industries Local Crafts 6

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 25, 109, 113, 113A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 24
Distance 16 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Moultonborough Airport
Runway
3,475 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 77 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
72 miles
Portland, ME
71 miles
Boston, MA
122 miles
New York City, NY
325 miles
Montreal, Quebec
229 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
75.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
4.7%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
6.9%
Other Means
1.8%
Worked at home
11.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
43%
Commuting to another NH community
55%
Commuting out-of-state
3%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):King Pine, Gunstock
Other:Sandwich Fair; Thompson Sanctuary; Leonard B. Chapman Bird Sanctuary

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 09/21/09

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