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Brentwood, NH

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Overview


Brentwood is a very small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 4,608 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 $154,464.00.

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.

Occupations and Workforce

Brentwood is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.89% 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 (16.36%), computer science and math (11.27%), and business and financial occupations (10.26%).

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: 25.26% 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

In addition, Brentwood is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Brentwood is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.

Demographics

If knowledge is power, Brentwood is a pretty powerful place. 55.90% of the adults in Brentwood have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Brentwood in 2018 was $64,299, which is wealthy relative to New Hampshire and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $257,196 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, French Canadian, French, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Brentwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and French.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

People

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, of particular note, 3.6% of the people in the neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.

Also, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is among the best neighborhoods for families in New Hampshire. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 95.7% of neighborhoods in the entire state of New Hampshire. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and highly educated executives.

Diversity

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, 9.7% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 9.4% have French ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 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 94.5% 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.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 65.1% 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 16.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (12.1%), and 6.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.1% of households. Some people also speak Polish (3.3%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Brentwood, NH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (20.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (18.9%), and residents who report French Canadian roots (9.7%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (9.4%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (9.2%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 (31.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (67.9%) 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 (5.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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