Sandwich is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 20,226 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Sandwich is the 92nd largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Sandwich are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Sandwich is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.18% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sandwich is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sandwich who work in sales jobs (11.89%), management occupations (11.19%), and healthcare (11.00%).
Because of many things, Sandwich is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Sandwich a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Sandwich has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Sandwich’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Sandwich is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Sandwich is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.47% of adults in Sandwich have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Sandwich in 2010 was $45,528, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $182,112 for a family of four.
The people who call Sandwich home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sandwich residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sandwich include Irish, English, Italian, German, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Sandwich is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.