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Enfield New Hampshire Town Info and Profile
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
Web Site

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 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 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 After the Revolution, the legislature repealed the incorporation as Relhan, and the town's name reverted to Enfield.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 2,687 over 52 years, from 1,867 in 1960 to 4,554 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was between 1970 and 1980, when the population increased by 35 percent. The 2012 Census estimate for Enfield was 4,554 residents, which ranked 80th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 113.8 persons per square mile of land area. Enfield contains 40.3 square miles of land area and 2.8 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $5,656,857
Budget: School Appropriations, Not Available
Zoning Ordinance 1974/11
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
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Heritage; Recreation; Capital Improvement; Energy; Tax Increment Finance Authority; Energy; Inspectors of Election
Public Library Enfield Public

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 388

Electric Supplier PSNH; 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:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.30
2012 Equalization Ratio 107.5
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.38
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings6.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other0.8%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,563
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,715
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 389
Five or More Units in Structure 219
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 240
Total Population Community County
2012 4,554 89,181
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   2,195 Female:   2,390
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 147
Age 5 to 19 669
Age 20 to 34 890
Age 35 to 54 1,537
Age 55 to 64 688
Age 65 and over 654
Median Age 43 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 34.2%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $40,714
Median family income $86,250
Median household income $73,853
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $53,721
Female $42,364
Individuals below the poverty level 3.0%

Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 3,103 3,172
Employed 3,027 3,051
Unemployed 76 121
Unemployment Rate 2.4% 3.8%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 86 77
Average Weekly Wage $584 $703
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 438 447
Average Weekly Wage $460 $645
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 524 524
Average Weekly Wage $480 $654
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 137 141
Average Weekly Wage $594 $749
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 660 665
Average Weekly Wage $504 $674
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

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 and Technical Center, White River Junction VT Region: 7
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-4
Total Enrollment 212
2013 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 7 Total Capacity: 156
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Dartmouth; Colby-Sawyer; Lebanon

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

(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

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 87.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.7%
Public transportation 1.5%
Walked 1.5%
Other Means 0.8%
Worked at home 2.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 22.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 15.8%
Commuting to another NH community 73.7%
Commuting out-of-state 10.5%
X Municipal Parks
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
X Performing Arts Facilities
X 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
Other: Shaker Museum; La Salette Shrine; Mascoma Lake; Crystal Lake

Source: Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau commpunity profiles
Grafton County profile PDF