Litchfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 8,478 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Litchfield is the 36th largest community in New Hampshire.
Litchfield home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Hampshire, but Litchfield real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Litchfield is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Litchfield is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Litchfield who work in management occupations (15.31%), office and administrative support (10.74%), and sales jobs (9.31%).
Also of interest is that Litchfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.81% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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, Litchfield is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Litchfield 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, Litchfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Litchfield’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Litchfield, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.03 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The citizens of Litchfield are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.41% of adults in Litchfield 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 Litchfield in 2018 was $45,272, which is upper middle income relative to New Hampshire, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $181,088 for a family of four.
The people who call Litchfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Litchfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Litchfield include Irish, French Canadian, Italian, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Litchfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Other Indo-European.