Enfield is a very small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 4,509 people and just one neighborhood, Enfield is the 94th largest community in New Hampshire.
Unlike some towns, Enfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Enfield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Enfield is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Enfield who work in healthcare (19.88%), management occupations (11.98%), and office and administrative support (10.64%).
Also of interest is that Enfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Enfield telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.31% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Enfield’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Enfield has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Enfield has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Enfield than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Enfield may be for you.
The citizens of Enfield are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.94% of adults in Enfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Enfield in 2018 was $56,012, which is wealthy relative to New Hampshire and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $224,048 for a family of four. However, Enfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Enfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Enfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Enfield include English, Irish, French, German, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Enfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and West Germanic languages.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, if you are planning to retire in New Hampshire, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in New Hampshire, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 96.8% of neighborhoods in NH. If a New Hampshire retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.
One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scottish and English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 26.0% have English ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Enfield are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 76.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 52.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 18.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (15.9%), and 13.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.8% of households. Some people also speak Polish (3.9%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Enfield, NH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (26.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.0%), and residents who report French roots (10.8%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (9.6%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (8.5%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (65.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (81.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (5.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.