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Welcome to Sandwich ...

Sandwich is located on Cape Cod Bay.

Sandwich is located in Barnstable County<1>.

The location of Sandwich has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sandwich has a population of 20,151 people<3> (see below for details).

Sandwich was settled in 1630 and was incorporated in 1639.

Sandwich is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Sandwich lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Sandwich: (508) and (774)<5>

The ZIP code for Sandwich: 02563<6>

Websites for Sandwich ...

Official Website: www.sandwichmass.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sandwich had an population of 20,151 people. This is a decrease of 2.53% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sandwich had a population of 20,675 people (or 9.58% of the total population of Barnstable County). This makes Sandwich the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Sandwich represents 0.32% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 93rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,675 people, the population of Sandwich increased 2.68% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 20,136 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sandwich.

Communities Also Named Sandwich ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Sandwich - they are located in Illinois, Maine, New Hampshire and Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sandwich.

Communities near Sandwich ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sandwich.

  • Plymouth [Plymouth County]
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    • Plymouth [Plymouth County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Sandwich
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,654 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
  • Barnstable [Barnstable County]
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    • Barnstable [Barnstable County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the east of Sandwich
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 45,193 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnstable have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnstable
  • Barnstable Town [Barnstable County]
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    • Barnstable Town [Barnstable County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Sandwich
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,535 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnstable Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Falmouth [Barnstable County]
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    • Falmouth [Barnstable County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Sandwich
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,107 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Yarmouth [Barnstable County]
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      • Yarmouth [Barnstable County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Sandwich
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,166 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yarmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wareham [Plymouth County]
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      • Wareham [Plymouth County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the west of Sandwich
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,778 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wareham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mashpee [Barnstable County]
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      • Mashpee [Barnstable County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the south of Sandwich
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,266 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mashpee came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mashpee
    • Dennis [Barnstable County]
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      • Dennis [Barnstable County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of Sandwich
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,890 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dennis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Carver [Plymouth County]
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      • Carver [Plymouth County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Sandwich
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,762 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mattapoisett [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mattapoisett
      • Mattapoisett [Plymouth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Sandwich
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,427 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mattapoisett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mattapoisett

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sandwich. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sandwich.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sandwich. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sandwich.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sandwich. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sandwich.

Adding Sandwich to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sandwich in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Sandwich was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sandwich on our Genealogy Page.

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The official website for Sandwich: www.sandwichmass.org/

The official website for Barnstable County: www.barnstablecounty.org/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Barnstable, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sandwich.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sandwich - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Sandwich). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sandwich or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sandwich) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sandwich. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SandwichOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandwich. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7590, Longitude: -70.4939       In this case, the coordinates for Sandwich have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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