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 20,445 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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sandwich is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 office and administrative support (13.73%), sales jobs (11.13%), and teaching (8.92%).
Because of many things, Sandwich is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Sandwich really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Sandwich perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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. 42.76% 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 $34,671, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,684 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 Italian, English, German, and French .
The most common language spoken in Sandwich is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.