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Enfield, NH


enfield New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Enfield
Steven Schneider, Town Manager
PO Box 373
Enfield, NH 03748
Telephone (603) 632-5026
Fax (603) 632-5182
E-mail townhall@enfield.nh.us
Web Site www.enfield.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Tuesday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, Thursday, 11 am - 7 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Lebanon, NH-VT Micropolitan NECTA, NH part
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 5
State Representative Grafton County Districts 10, 17

Incorporated: 1761
Origin: This territory was first granted in 1761 to settlers from Enfield, Connecticut, as Endfield. In 1766, Governor John Wentworth regranted it as Relhan to honor Dr. Anthony Relhan. The doctor was a promoter of sea-bathing as a curative, making Brighton a fashionable English resort. The legislature incorporated the town as Relhan in 1788. After the Revolution, the legislature repealed the incorporation as Relhan, and the town's name reverted to Enfield. Enfield was the site of a Shaker community from 1793 to 1923; those buildings are now occupied by the La Salette Brotherhood of Montreal.
Villages and Place Names: Eastman, Enfield Center, Lower Shaker Village, Upper Shaker Village
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 724 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Enfield totaled 2,698 over 54 years, from 1,867 in 1960 to 4,565 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was between 1970 and 1980, when the population increased by 35 percent. The 2014 Census estimate for Enfield was 4,565 residents, which ranked 80th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 113.3 persons per square mile of land area. Enfield contains 40.3 square miles of land area and 2.9 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $6,611,671
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $2,935,121
Zoning Ordinance 1974/14
Master Plan 1995
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Zoning; Budget; Cemetery; Library; Trust Funds; Checklist; Fire Wards; Moderator; Town Clerk; Treasurer
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Heritage; Recreation; Capital Improvement; Energy; Tax Increment Finance Authority; Energy; Inspectors of Election; Old Home Days
Public Library Enfield Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Alice Peck Day Memorial, Lebanon 8 miles 25
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Ctr, Lebanon 10 miles 417

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; Liberty Utilities; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Municipal
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMunicipal
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.16
2014 Equalization Ratio $100.3
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.65
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings$92.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings$7.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other$0.9%

(ACS 2010-2014) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,522
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,957
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 276
Five or More Units in Structure 155
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 134
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2014 4,565 89,360
2010 4,582 89,118
2000 4,626 81,826
1990 3,983 74,998
1980 3,175 65,806
1970 2,345 54,914
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   2,128 Female:   2,439
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 130
Age 5 to 19 685
Age 20 to 34 740
Age 35 to 54 1,399
Age 55 to 64 670
Age 65 and over 941
Median Age 46.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 42.3%

(ACS 2010-2014) ANNUAL INCOME, 2014
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $46,885
Median family income $79,739
Median household income $79,907
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $56,486
Female $46,042
Individuals below the poverty level 2.9%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 3,190 3,092
Employed 3,116 3,019
Unemployed 74 73
Unemployment Rate 2.3% 2.4%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 93 84
Average Weekly Wage $647 $696
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 450 557
Average Weekly Wage $490 $804
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 543 642
Average Weekly Wage $516 $790
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 143 159
Average Weekly Wage $600 $758
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 685 801
Average Weekly Wage $534 $783
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Mascoma Valley Regional (Canaan, Dorchester, Enfield, Grafton, Orange) SAU 62
Career Technology Center(s): Hartford Area Career & Technology Center (VT) Region: 7
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-4
Total Enrollment 222
2015 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 8 Total Capacity: 210
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Dartmouth; Colby-Sawyer; Lebanon

LARGEST BUSINESSES* PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Shaker Valley Auto Auto dealership 40 1983
Town of Enfield Municipal services 30 1761
Evans Express Mart Convenience store, fuel 22 1977
George's Super-Value Convenience store 12 1965
Mascoma School District Education 47
Defiance Electric Electrician 30
Mickey's Café Restaurant 20 2004
Erigo Engineers 10 2005
Keene Medical Supplies Medical supplies 40 2013
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 4
State Routes 4A, 10
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exits 14 - 16
Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation Advance Transit
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Lebanon Municipal
Runway 5,496 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 11 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 73 miles
Portland, ME 165 miles
Boston, MA 123 miles
New York City, NY 276 miles
Montreal, Quebec 194 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.6%
Public transportation 1.3%
Walked 2.5%
Other Means 2.1%
Worked at home 2.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 19.1 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 15.4%
Commuting to another NH community 72.5%
Commuting out-of-state 12.1%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Cinemas
X Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Storrs, Dartmouth Skiway, Whaleback
   
Other: Shaker Museum; La Salette Shrine; Mascoma Lake; Crystal Lake

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, January 2016.
Community Response Received 08/13/15

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