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Enfield, NH


enfield New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Enfield
Ryan Aylesworth, Town Manager
PO Box 373
Enfield, NH 03748
Telephone (603) 632-5026
Fax (603) 632-5182
E-mail raylesworth@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, Thursday, Friday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Tuesday, 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 After the Revolution, the legislature repealed the incorporation as Relhan, and the town's name reverted to Enfield.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 2,697 over 58 years, from 1,867 in 1960 to 4,564 in 2018. The largest decennial percent change was between 1970 and 1980, when the population increased by 35 percent. The 2018 Census estimate for Enfield was 4,564 residents, which ranked 82nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2018 (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, 2017 $6,809,379
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $8,933,569
Zoning Ordinance 1974/17
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:Please visit www.enfield.nh.us for a list of boards & committees to which citizens may be appointed.
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 406

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 Administration) Property Taxes
2018 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.01
2018 Equalization Ratio 91.0
2018 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.03
2018 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings91.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings7.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.6%

(ACS 2014-2018) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,706
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,026
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 387
Five or More Units in Structure 224
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 69
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2018 4,564 89,786
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) 2014-2018
Population by Gender
Male:   2,120 Female:   2,450
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 253
Age 5 to 19 367
Age 20 to 34 938
Age 35 to 54 1,258
Age 55 to 64 837
Age 65 and over 917
Median Age 45.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 40.2%

(ACS 2014-2018) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $47,115
Median family income $90,347
Median household income $79,327
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $59,960
Female $43,900
Individuals below the poverty level 4.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2008 2018
Civilian Labor Force 3,424 3,126
Employed 3,340 3,074
Unemployed 84 52
Unemployment Rate 2.5% 1.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2008 2018
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $89 $75
Average Weekly Wage $801 $792
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $488 $586
Average Weekly Wage $609 $899
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $578 $661
Average Weekly Wage $639 $887
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $153 $157
Average Weekly Wage $715 $873
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $730 $817
Average Weekly Wage $655 $884

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
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 (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-4
Total Enrollment 202
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 6 Total Capacity: 179
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Dartmouth; Colby-Sawyer

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
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 MunicipalRunway5,496 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 11 miles
Number of Passenger 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 2014-2018) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 84.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.5%
Public transportation 1.2%
Walked 1.5%
Other Means 7.0%
Worked at home 5.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 22.7 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2014-2018)
Working in community of residence 14.9%
Commuting to another NH community 76.5%
Commuting out-of-state 8.6%
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 Facility
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, 2020. Community Response Received 6/14/17

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