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Overview

Introduction to Sandwich, Massachusetts

Sandwich, Massachusetts is 16 miles SE of Plymouth, Massachusetts and 50 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Barnstable county. The town is part of the Barnstable - Yarmouth metro area.

Sandwich History

Sandwich was settled by the pilgrims in 1634. They arrived in this area with 10 people and founded a settlement with the mission of worshipping freely and producing cotton. The name was based on a seaport in Kent, England named Sandwich. Though the town initially depended upon agriculture and fishing, at present it is recognized as a tourist spot.

Sandwich and nearby Attractions

  • Wing Fort House
  • Heritage Museums and Gardens
  • Thornton Burgess Museum
  • Sandwich Glass Museum
  • Hoxie House
  • Dexter Grist Mill

Things To Do In Sandwich

Being one of the oldest towns in Cape Cod, Sandwich is quite renowned for its antique shops and rare book stores. It is also famous for glassware produced in the 19th century. There are a number of interesting places in and around Sandwich. One can visit the Heritage Museums and Gardens which is spread over 76 acres and has an excellent collection of historical items as well as over a thousand varieties of plants. The Cape of Cod Canal is a nice place for going on long walks, biking, rollerblading and fishing.

Sandwich Transportation

Air transportation is available from Martha’s Vineyard Airport.

Sandwich Higher Education

Cape Cod Community college provides adult education in West Barstable, and the University of Massachusetts offers facilities for higher studies just off the Cape in Dartmouth, Mass.

People

Total Population 2,988
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 28.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,528
Age of the Population 54

Families

% of people married 53.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $93,438
% Above Poverty Level 93.1%
% Below Poverty Level 6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 7.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,078
Median House Value $341,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.5%
US/American 0%
English 19.3%
Irish 29.6%

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

Sandwich Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles SE of Plymouth, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Barnstable
Metro Area Barnstable - Yarmouth
Standard Zip Codes 02563, 02644
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.758
Longitude -70.494

Sandwich 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 EAST WAREHAM
Distance 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 54 F
Jul Temp 64 to 80 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station HYANNIS
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 52 F
Jul Temp 63 to 78 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 43 inches
Station PLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 63 F
Annual Precip 51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bourne 1,202 $74,688
Marion 4,979 $94,412
Mashpee 14,027 $82,012
Wareham 22,360 $71,738
Yarmouth 23,581 $71,210

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

Sandwich Public Libraries

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Sandwich Free Public Library
142 MAIN STREET
Sandwich, Massachusetts
(508) 888-0625

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Sandwich High Schools

SANDWICH HIGH
365 QUAKER MTG HS RD
508-888-4900
Serves 1,203 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

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