The Town of Enfield is located on the western border of the county and is west of Ithaca.
The town was first settled around 1804. The Town of Enfield was formed in 1821 from part of the Town of Ulysses.
The west town line is the border of Schuyler County. Borders on the North the Town of Ulysses, and on the South the Town of Newfield. The eastern town line is marked by Cayuga Lake, one of the Finger Lakes.
New York State Route 79 is an east-west highway in the town and intersects (north-south) New York State Route 327 at Millers Corners. New York State Route 96 and New York State Route 89 converge in the eastern part of the town, linking to New York State Route 13A.
There were 1,323 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the town the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $36,538, and the median income for a family was $40,183. Males had a median income of $28,000 versus $24,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,795. About 11.9% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.
BELKNAP COUNTY JURY CONVICTS EDWARD SHAUGHNESSY, BLACK OAKS LACONIA, OF UNPERMITTED WETLANDS FILL AND TERRAIN ALTERATION IN LACONIA
May 31, 2007; The New Hampshire Attorney General issued the following news release: Attorney General Kelly A. Ayotte and Belknap County...