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Enfield, NH

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

Municipal Office Hours Town Manager: Monday to Friday, 8-4; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8:30-3:30, Tuesday, 11-7

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 2
State Senate District District 5
State Representative Grafton County Districts 16, 18

Incorporated: 1761
Origin: This territory was first granted in 1761 as Endfield, to settlers from Enfield, Connecticut. 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 After the Revolution, the legislature repealed the incorporation as Relhan, and the town's name reverted to Enfield.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 2,138 over 50 years, from 2,345 in 1970 to 4,483 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Enfield was 4,532 residents, which ranked 88th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 112.5 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, 2022 $8,731,815
Budget: School Appropriations, 2021-2022 $9,458,964
Zoning Ordinance 1974/23
Master Plan 2022
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Select board; Zoning; Budget; Cemetery; Library; Trust Funds; Checklist; Moderator; Town Clerk; Treasurer
Appointed:Visit www.enfield.nh.us for a list of boards and 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 23
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Ctr, Lebanon 10 miles 419

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 Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.75
2022 Equalization Ratio 62.9
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.72
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings90.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings8.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.6%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,647
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,027
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 395
Five or More Units in Structure 140
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 85
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 4,532 91,126
2020 4,465 91,118
2010 4,582 89,118
2000 4,626 81,826
1990 3,983 74,998
1980 3,175 65,806
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   2,246 Female:   2,250
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 252
Age 5 to 19 363
Age 20 to 34 649
Age 35 to 54 1,189
Age 55 to 64 887
Age 65 and over 1,156
Median Age 52.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 3,605
High school graduate or higher 96.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 41.9%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $56,012
Median family income $105,385
Median household income $92,271
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $64,063
Female $48,205
Individuals below the poverty level 12.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 3,159 3,049
Employed 3,053 2,994
Unemployed 106 55
Unemployment Rate 3.4% 1.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 77 84
Average Weekly Wage $703 $992
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 447 604
Average Weekly Wage $645 $969
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 524 688
Average Weekly Wage $654 $972
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 141 140
Average Weekly Wage $749 $987
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 665 829
Average Weekly Wage $674 $975

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)
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-4 9-12
Total Enrollment 214
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 5 Total Capacity: 114
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Dartmouth; Franklin Pierce-Lebanon; Upper Valley Educators Institute; Colby-Sawyer

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Shaker Valley Auto Auto dealership 10 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
Pellerin's Automotive Auto repair 20 2019
Keene Medical Supplies Medical supplies 40 2013
Jake's Market & Deli Convenience store & deli 25 2019

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 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 2,520
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.2%
Public transportation 0.8%
Walked 1.4%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 11.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 22.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 19.0%
Commuting to another NH community 75.3%
Commuting out-of-state 5.7%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
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
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourist 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 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, October 2023. Community Response Received 6/9/23

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