Sullivan, NH

Community Contact Town of Sullivan
Board of Selectmen
PO Box 110
Sullivan, NH 03445
Telephone (603) 847-3316
Fax (603) 847-9154
E-mail sullivannh@earthlink.net
Web Site www.ci.sullivan.nh.us
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, 7:30 pm; Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am - 1 pm
County Cheshire
Labor Market Area Keene NH Micro-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 8
State Representative
Cheshire County District 2
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 477 over 50 years, from 272 in 1950 to 749 in 2000. 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 2008 Census estimate for Sullivan was 755 residents, which ranked 203rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 40.7 persons per square mile of land area. Stoddard 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, 2009 $686,192
Budget: School Appropriations, 2008 $799,998
Zoning Ordinance 1971/05
Master Plan 2005
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Budget; Cemetery; Library
Appointed:
Planning; Conservation; Zoning

Public Library Sullivan Public

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 9 miles 146

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells

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

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $29.74
2008 Equalization Ratio 83.1
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $24.81

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
93.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings
1.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
4.5%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 318
2008 Single-Family Units 258
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
1
2008 Multi-Family Units 33
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 26
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 755 77,170
2000 749 73,993
1990 674 70,223
1980 585 62,116
1970 376 52,364

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
375
Female
371

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
40
Age 5 to 19
161
Age 20 to 34
127
Age 35 to 54
272
Age 55 to 64
76
Age 65 and over
70
Median Age
38.4 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
79.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher
19.7%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $21,143
Median 4-person family income $48,516
Median household income $51,058

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$30,900
Female
$24,896

Families below the poverty level 0.9%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
418 462
Employed
405 449
Unemployed
13 13
Unemployment Rate
3.1% 2.8%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
n 10
Average Weekly Wage
n $698
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
n 18
Average Weekly Wage
n $667
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
n 28
Average Weekly Wage
n $679
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
15 20
Average Weekly Wage
$344 $708
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
n 47
Average Weekly Wage
n $691
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 Monadnock Regional (Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Richmond, Roxbury, Sullivan, Surry, Swanzey, Troy) District:SAU 38
Career Technology Center(s): Cheshire Center of Applied Science, Keene; Fall Mountain High School, Langdon Region:13
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
1-2
Total Enrollment
21
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: 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

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
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, Keene
Runway
6,201 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 51 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
51 miles
Portland, ME
144 miles
Boston, MA
103 miles
New York City, NY
229 miles
Montreal, Quebec
242 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
82.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
8.9%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
2.8%
Other Means
0.0%
Worked at home
5.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
11%
Commuting to another NH community
84%
Commuting out-of-state
5%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
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)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
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, 2009. Community Response Received 09/21/09

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