Town Demographic

Sandwich Town SealThe Town of Sandwich is a seaside community of about 21,698 residents located in the northwest corner of Cape Cod in Barnstable County, Massachusetts.  Incorporated in 1639, Sandwich is the oldest town on Cape Cod and one of the oldest towns in the United States, settled by European immigrants nearly 150 years before the American Revolution.

Sandwich is a quaint and quiet New England town with seaside charm. The Town’s historic charm and uniqueness, combined with its ideal location, make Sandwich an attractive place to both visit and live.


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)


4 villages of Sandwich by Zip code:

02563 (Sandwich)

02537 (East Sandwich)

02644 (Forestdale)

02562 (Sagamore Beach)


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