Enfield New Hampshire Community Profile

Enfield new hampshire community profile
Enfield, NH
Community Contact Town of Enfield
Board of Selectmen
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, and 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 Micro-NECTA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley/Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 5
State Representative
Grafton County District 10
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 After the Revolution, the legislature repealed the incorporation as Relhan, and the town's name reverted to Enfield.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: Enfield Center, Montcalm, Lockehaven, Lower Shaker Village, Upper Shaker Village, Fish Market

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 724 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Enfield totaled 3,014 over 50 years, from 1,612 in 1950 to 4,626 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was between 1970 and 1980, when the population increased by 35 percent. The 2006 Census estimate for Enfield was 4,854 residents, which ranked 72nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 120.5 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, 2007 $4,843,972
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1974/07
Master Plan 1995
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Zoning; Budget; Cemetery; Library; Trust Funds; Fire Wards; Checklist
Appointed:
Planning; Conservation; Heritage; Recreation; CIP; Energy; TIFAC

Public Library Enfield Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 5/9
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Alice Peck Day Memorial, Lebanon 8 miles 32
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Ctr, Lebanon 10 miles 396

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier Granite State Electric; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Enfield Water Dept.

Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Municipal
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Voluntary

Telephone Company Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Limited
Residential
Limited

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $22.39
2006 Equalization Ratio 79.1
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $17.54

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
91.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings
7.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
0.9%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 2,582
   
2006 Single-Family Units 1,713
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
18
2006 Multi-Family Units 550
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 319
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 4,854 85,336
2000 4,626 81,826
1990 3,983 74,998
1980 3,175 65,806
1970 2,345 54,914

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
2,258
Female
2,360

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
288
Age 5 to 19
807
Age 20 to 34
952
Age 35 to 54
1,612
Age 55 to 64
457
Age 65 and over
502
Median Age
38.3 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
89.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher
24.6%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $23,054
Median 4-person family income $53,631
Median household income $47,990

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$33,139
Female
$27,177

Families below the poverty level 3.2%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
2,648 3,340
Employed
2,587 3,267
Unemployed
61 73
Unemployment Rate
2.3% 2.2%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
74 84
Average Weekly Wage
$445 $718
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
356 504
Average Weekly Wage
$373 $548
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
430 588
Average Weekly Wage
$385 $572
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
104 164
Average Weekly Wage
$491 $594
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
534 752
Average Weekly Wage
$406 $577
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Mascoma Valley Regional (Canaan, Dorchester, Enfield, Grafton, Orange) District: SAU 62
Career Technology Center(s): Hartford Career and Technical Center, White River Junction VT Region: 07

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-4
Total Enrollment
234
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 11 Total Capacity: 206
Nearest Community/Technical College: Claremont
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Dartmouth; Colby-Sawyer; Lebanon
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Town of Enfield Municipal services 55+ 1761
Mascoma School District Education 47
Shaker Valley Auto Auto dealership 40 1983
Evans Express Mart Convenience store, fuel 22 1977
Dana Robes, Woodcraftsmen Furniture 20 1981
George's Super-Value Grocery store 12 1965
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 4
  State Routes 4A, 10
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exits 14 - 16
         Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation Yes

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
158 miles
Boston, MA
123 miles
New York City, NY
274 miles
Montreal, Quebec
194 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
81.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
12.6%
Public transportation
0.7%
Walked
1.2%
Other Means
0.6%
Worked at home
3.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 23.8 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
15%
Commuting to another NH community
73%
Commuting out-of-state
13%
   
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
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Storrs, Whaleback
   
Other: Shaker Museum; La Salette Shrine
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/13/07

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