Brentwood is a very small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 4,554 people and just one neighborhood, Brentwood is the 92nd largest community in New Hampshire. Much of the housing stock in Brentwood was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Brentwood economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Brentwood, where the median household income is $148,281.00.
Brentwood home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Hampshire, but Brentwood real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Brentwood is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Brentwood is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brentwood who work in management occupations (18.16%), business and financial occupations (11.73%), and computer science and math (10.94%).
Also of interest is that Brentwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 23.11% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Because of many things, Brentwood is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Brentwood a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Brentwood has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Brentwood’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Brentwood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.37 minutes every day commuting to work.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Brentwood, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Brentwood is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.76% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Brentwood in 2018 was $61,277, which is wealthy relative to New Hampshire and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $245,108 for a family of four.
The people who call Brentwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brentwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Brentwood include Irish, English, Italian, French, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Brentwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and French.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
If you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 4.6% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe. As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this, also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.
In addition, of particular note, 3.6% of the people in the neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.
In the neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 23.1% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more French Canadian and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.3% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 10.6% have French ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Brentwood are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 95.4% 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.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 66.5% 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 16.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (11.3%), and 5.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.1% of households. Some people also speak Polish (3.3%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Brentwood, NH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (21.8%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (17.3%), and residents who report Italian roots (11.9%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (10.6%), along with some French Canadian ancestry residents (9.3%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (70.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.