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 20,169 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%).
Sandwich is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Sandwich’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Sandwich is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The citizens of Sandwich are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.47% of adults in Sandwich have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Sandwich in 2018 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.