At a glance

Tuesday, June 19
Settled: 1736.

Incorporated: 1762.

Named for: Lord Samuel Sandys, the newly appointed first Lord of "Trade and The Plantations." Members of the Sandys family had settled in the South Sandisfield area.

Population: 824 (2000 U.S. Census); 763 (2007 town census).

Area: 52.3 square miles (largest town in Berkshire County).

Elevation: 1,434 feet (average).

Average annual snowfall: 84 inches (estimated).

Median resident age: 45 (2000 U.S. Census).

Median household income: $45,972 (2000 U.S. Census); $57,200 (estimated, 2005).

Median family income: $57,083 (2000 U.S. Census).

Average house value: $269,839 (DOR, 2007).

Average property tax: $2,137, single-family home (DOR, 2007).

Unemployment rate: 2.8 percent (April 2007, DET).

Races, national origin: White, 798; Black or African American, 4; American Indian and Alaska native, 1; Asian, 1; some other race, 3; two or more races, 17; Hispanic or Latino, 8 (2000 U.S. Census).

Ancestries: English, 14 percent; Irish, 13 percent; German, 12 percent; Italian, 10 percent; French, 9 percent; Polish, 4 percent; Russian, 3 percent; Scotch-Irish, 3 percent; French Canadian, 3 percent; Welsh, 2 percent; Ukrainian, 2 percent; Scottish, 2 percent; American Indian, 2 percent; Romanian, 1 percent; Finnish, 1 percent; Norwegian, 1 percent; Dutch, 1 percent; Swedish, 1 percent; Austrian, 1 percent; Hungarian, 1 percent; Cape Verdean, 1 percent; Subsaharan African, 1 percent; Portuguese, 1 percent; Swiss, 1 percent (2000 U.S. Census).

Official town Web site: None.


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