Sanbornton New Hampshire Community Profile

Sanbornton new hampshire community profile
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.sanbornton-nh.gov/

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 am - 4 pm, and Wednesday, 8 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk: Monday, 8 am - 7:30 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, and 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 2006 Census estimate for Sanbornton was 2,900 residents, which ranked 111th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 61.3 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, 2006 $3,478,830
Budget: School Appropriations, 2005-2006 $20,691,228
Zoning Ordinance 1956/03
Master Plan 1995
Capitol 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

Public Library Sanbornton Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time Chief & on call
Town Fire Insurance Rating 9/10
Emergency Medical Service On call

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Franklin Regional, Franklin 7 miles 49

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier KeySpan
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 Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $17.24
2006 Equalization Ratio 89.1
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $15.28

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
95.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings
3.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
1.0%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 1,559
   
2006 Single-Family Units 1,453
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
16
2006 Multi-Family Units 42
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 64
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 2,900 61,562
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 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
1,328 1,703
Employed
1,289 1,645
Unemployed
39 58
Unemployment Rate
2.9% 3.4%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
125 72
Average Weekly Wage
$454 $696
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
67 162
Average Weekly Wage
$259 $936
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
191 234
Average Weekly Wage
$386 $862
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
86 82
Average Weekly Wage
$344 $536
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
277 316
Average Weekly Wage
$373 $778
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
207 208
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 232
Nearest Community/Technical College: Laconia
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Winnisquam Regional School District Education 327
Steele Hill Resort Restaurant, time share resort 85 1972
Sant Bani School Private educational institution 50 1972
Persons Concrete Concrete manufacturing 25 1961
Teco Corp. Transformers, power supplies 13 1961
Appletree Nursery Plants 1996
Den Brae Golf Course Golf course
Sanbornton General Store Groceries, fuel
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 8

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, AND EVENTS
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: Summer Camps
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 09/07/07

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