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Overview

Introduction to Sandown, New Hampshire

Sandown, New Hampshire, in Rockingham county, is 11 miles NW of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 40 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town has a population of 5,143.

Sandown History

Sandown was once a part of Kingston. Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth incorporated it as a separate town in 1756.

Sandown and nearby Attractions

  • Sandown Historical Society & Museum
  • Kingston State Park
  • Robert Frost Farm
  • Charles Bartlett House
  • Children’s Metamorphosis Farm
  • Sandown Meeting House

Things To Do In Sandown

Sandown offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including the Children’s Metamorphosis Farm. The Sandown Historical Society and Museum provides insight into the area’s history. The Sandown Meeting House is an excellent example of early New England architecture.

Sandown Transportation

Manchester Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Sandown Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Northern Essex Community College, Merrimack College, New Hampshire College and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

People

Total Population 6,176
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,718
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 59.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $97,388
% Above Poverty Level 93.5%
% Below Poverty Level 6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 12.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,301
Median House Value $243,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.2%
US/American 0.6%
English 15.1%
Irish 30.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sandown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles NW of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 40 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Rockingham
Standard Zip Codes 03873
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.928
Longitude -71.187

Sandown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station EPPING
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Station HAVERHILL
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Station GREENLAND
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atkinson 6,796 $111,383
Chester 4,825 $115,199
Danville 4,446 $101,352
Fremont 4,441 $94,398
Hampstead 8,552 $104,617
Kingston 6,077 $85,825

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sandown Public Libraries

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Sandown Public Library
305 MAIN STREET
Sandown, New Hampshire
(603) 887-3428

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