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Sandown, New Hampshire

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Sandown is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 5,986 at the 2010 census1

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Demographics
  • 4 Education
  • 5 Sites of interest
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Historyedit

The Old Meeting House in 1908

Once part of Kingston, Sandown was incorporated as a separate town in 1756 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth It was named for picturesque Sandown on the Isle of Wight The first minister of Sandown, the Reverend Josiah Cotton, built the Sandown Meeting House in 1774 It had an 11-foot-high 34 m pulpit and marble columns supporting the gallery, and is still an excellent example of early New England church architecture

Geographyedit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 144 square miles 373 km2, of which 139 sq mi 360 km2 is land and 05 sq mi 13 km2 is water, comprising 354% of the town Sandown is primarily drained by the Exeter River; Phillips Pond, south of the center of town, drains north to the Exeter Showell Pond, a smaller water body, drains northwest to Phillips Pond Angle Pond, in the southeast corner of the town, and Cub Pond, along Sandown's eastern border, drain east towards the Powwow River The highest point in Sandown is the summit of Hoyt Hill, at 505 feet 154 m above sea level, near the town's southwest corner

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1790 561
1800 501 −107%
1810 504 06%
1820 527 46%
1830 553 49%
1840 525 −51%
1850 566 78%
1860 553 −23%
1870 496 −103%
1880 500 08%
1890 475 −50%
1900 400 −158%
1910 380 −50%
1920 280 −263%
1930 229 −182%
1940 292 275%
1950 315 79%
1960 366 162%
1970 741 1025%
1980 2,057 1776%
1990 4,060 974%
2000 5,143 267%
2010 5,986 164%
Est 2015 6,283 50%
US Decennial Census3

As of the census4 of 2000, there were 5,143 people, 1,694 households, and 1,382 families residing in the town The population density was 3698 people per square mile 1428/km² There were 1,777 housing units at an average density of 1278 per square mile 493/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9843% White, 021% African American, 012% Native American, 016% Asian, 002% Pacific Islander, 037% from other races, and 070% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 056% of the population

There were 1,694 households out of which 487% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 710% were married couples living together, 68% had a female householder with no husband present, and 184% were non-families 129% of all households were made up of individuals and 31% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 302 and the average family size was 332

In the town, the population was spread out with 314% under the age of 18, 54% from 18 to 24, 371% from 25 to 44, 207% from 45 to 64, and 53% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 35 years For every 100 females there were 1051 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 1005 males

The median income for a household in the town was $67,581, and the median income for a family was $73,083 Males had a median income of $49,012 versus $29,773 for females The per capita income for the town was $25,978 About 33% of families and 41% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28% of those under age 18 and 92% of those age 65 or over

Educationedit

  • Timberlane Regional High School, Grades 9-12, located in Plaistow
  • Timberlane Regional Middle School, Grades 6-8, located in Plaistow
  • Sandown North Elementary School, Grades 1-5, located in Sandown
  • Sandown Central School, Grades Pre-K, located in Sandown

Sites of interestedit

  • Sandown Historical Society & Depot Museum

Referencesedit

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" Retrieved July 2, 2016 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

  • Town of Sandown official website
  • Tri-Town Times, community news
  • Sandown Public Library
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
  • Sandownweathercom
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