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COMMUNITY PROFILE

Settled: 1637, Incorporated 1639

County: Barnstable

Population: 21,698 (1.1.2012)

Area: 43.95 square miles (includes 14.95 square miles in the Massachusetts Military Reservation)

Highest Elevation: 292 feet (Telegraph Hill)

Lowest Elevation: Sea Level

Miles of Road: 242.15 miles (146.60 Town owned, 21.5 State, 74.35 Other)

Area Code: 508

Zip Codes: 02563 (Sandwich)
02537 (East Sandwich)
02644 (Forestdale)
02562 (Sagamore Beach)


Government: 5 Member Part-Time Board of Selectmen/Town Manager Open Town Meeting, 1st Monday in May Town Election, 1st Thursday in May

FY 2013 Tax Rate: $13.72 per thousand, Water District $0.89 per thousand

Public Schools: Henry T. Wing School (K-8) 802 students
Oak Ridge School (K-8) 726 students
Forestdale School (K-8) 735 students
High School (9-12) 862 students
Upper Cape Cod Vocational Technical School (Bourne) 125 Sandwich students as of 10/1/12


Public Safety: Full-Time Police and Fire Department (with ambulance service)

Public Library: Sandwich Public Library, founded 1891, FY'12 82,518 vol.

Electric: NSTAR/National Grid
Telephone: Verizon
Natural Gas: National Grid
Water: Sandwich Water District
Cable Television: Comcast; DIRECTV