Sandown New Hampshire Community Profile

 Sandown new hampshire community profile
Sandown, NH
Community Contact Sandown Board of Selectmen
Corey Corbin, Chairman
320 Main Street, PO Box 1756
Sandown, NH 03873

Telephone (603) 887-3646
Fax (603) 887-5163
E-mail townofsandown@comcast.net
Web Site www.sandownweb.us/

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 12 noon and 12:30 pm - 3 pm, Friday, 8:30 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk: Monday, 8 am - 12 noon and 2 pm - 8 pm, Tuesday and Thursday, 8 am - 12 noon and 12:30 pm - 3 pm, and Friday 8 am - 12 noon

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Haverhill MA-NH NECTA Division, NH Portion
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Rockingham Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 3
State Senate
District 17
State Representative
Rockingham County District 7
Incorporated: 1756

Origin: This territory was part of the original Kingston grant of 1694. As the western portion of Kingston became more heavily populated, residents felt that they could support a meetinghouse of their own, and petitioned Governor Benning Wentworth for separation. Sandown was incorporated as a separate parish in 1756. It was named for picturesque Sandown on the Isle of Wight. The first minister of Sandown, Reverend Joseph Cotton, built the Sandown Church in 1773. The church had an eleven-foot high pulpit and marble columns supporting the gallery, and is an excellent example of early New England church architecture.

Villages and Place Names:

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 561 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Sandown had the third largest percent change, with the largest decennial percent change a 178 percent between 1970 and 1980; the population doubled in two other decades. Population change for Sandown was 4,856 over 50 years, from 315 in 1950 to 5,171 in 2000. The 2005 Census estimate for Sandown was 5,725 residents, which ranked 57th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 409.5 persons per square mile of land area. Sandown contains 14.0 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $2,763,858
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1956/06
Master Plan 2003
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Sandown Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time Chief & volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 9/10
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Parkland Medical Center, Derry 10 miles 86

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

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

Telephone Company Verizon; Granite State
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) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $22.63
2005 Equalization Ratio 73.0
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.42

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
96.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings
2.3%
Other Property including Utilities
0.8%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 2,094
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,772
Building Permits Issued
26
2005 Multi-Family Units 200
Building Permits Issued
8
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 122
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 5,725 295,076
2000 5,171 278,748
1990 4,069 246,744
1980 2,057 190,345
1970 741 138,951

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
2,635
Female
2,508

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
394
Age 5 to 19
1,348
Age 20 to 34
843
Age 35 to 54
1,992
Age 55 to 64
294
Age 65 and over
272
Median Age
34.8 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
91.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher
21.6%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $25,978
Median 4-person family income $73,083
Median household income $67,581

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$49,012
Female
$29,773

Families below the poverty level 3.3%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
2,714 3,089
Employed
2,578 2,952
Unemployed
136 137
Unemployment Rate
5.0% 4.4%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
48 n
Average Weekly Wage
$486 n
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
57 n
Average Weekly Wage
$380 n
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
105 192
Average Weekly Wage
$428 $678
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
39 50
Average Weekly Wage
$240 $501
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
144 242
Average Weekly Wage
$377 $642
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grades 1-12 are part of Timberlane Regional (Atkinson, Danville, Plaistow, Sandown) District: SAU 55
Career Technology Center(s): Pinkerton Academy, Derry; Salem High School Vocational Center Region: 17

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1
Grade Levels
1-3 4-5
Total Enrollment
274 166
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 6 Total Capacity: 147
Nearest Community/Technical College: Stratham; Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Chester College of New England; University of NH
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
White Oak Farm Cookie factory 5-6
Compliance Properties, LLC 5 1999
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 121, 121A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 4
         Distance 10 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Manchester-Boston Regional
Runway
9,250 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 22 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
20 miles
Portland, ME
84 miles
Boston, MA
49 miles
New York City, NY
252 miles
Montreal, Quebec
277 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
86.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
7.6%
Public transportation
0.2%
Walked
0.5%
Other Means
1.2%
Worked at home
3.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.4 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
10%
Commuting to another NH community
55%
Commuting out-of-state
35%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock, Pat's Peak
   
Other: Summer Recreation Program
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