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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population3,044
Male Share of the Population45.9%
Female Share of the Population54.1%
Senior Citizens26.5%
Employed Population 16+1,574
Age of the Population53

Families

% of people married56.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44.4%
Median Earnings25+$52,278
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,842
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,395

Wealth

Median Family Income$98,466
% Above Poverty Level91.2%
% Below Poverty Level8.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home8.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone28.7%
Median Gross Rent$915
Median House Value$338,400

Ancestry

Irish28.2%
English19.7%
Italian13.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.6%
German11.8%
Scottish7.9%
French Except Basque5.3%
Polish5.3%
Canadian5%
Swedish4.9%
Portuguese3%
Dutch1.6%
Lithuanian1.1%
Finnish1%
Icelander0.9%
Russian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Slovak0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Greek0.3%
US/American0.3%
Austrian0.3%
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Sandwich Almanac

CategoryValue
County Barnstable County
Standard Zip Codes2563
Phone Area Codes774,508
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.75
Approximate Longitude-70.49

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)

StationEAST WAREHAM
Distance8.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 54 F
Jul Temp64 to 80 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationHYANNIS
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp21 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 52 F
Jul Temp63 to 78 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip43 inches
StationPLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance18.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 63 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bourne1,054$95,833
Marion5,014$102,344
Mashpee14,080$86,719
Wareham22,472$80,653
Yarmouth23,548$70,594

Sandwich Public Libraries

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

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Sandwich Public Schools

Sandwich Stem Academy
365 Quaker Meetinghouse Road
ZIP: 2537
(508) 888-4900
Middle
Total Enrollment 520
Henry T Wing
33 Water St Rte 130
ZIP: 2563
(508) 888-1343
Primary
Total Enrollment 556

Sandwich Private Schools

Southeast Alternative School-hyannis
117 Stowe Rd
ZIP: 2563
Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
Montessori Schools Of Sandwich
284 Cotuit Rd
ZIP: 2563
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
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