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Connecticut Magazine Ranks Enfield as No. 20 Town

The community ranked 20th in the state among towns with a population between 25,000 and 50,000.

Connecticut Magazine has released its state-wide rankings of towns, and Enfield placed 20th in the state in the 25,000 to 50,000 population category.

Enfield and the other towns were ranked according to five categories:

  • Education: With emphasis on standardized test scores, as well as percentage of graduates attending college
  • Economy: Based on the 2011 Public Investment Community score
  • Cost of Living: The price of a median single-family house purchased in the first half of 2011 is a large factor
  • Crime: Based on statistics from Connecticut's Department of Public Safety
  • Leisure/Culture: Considers various factors, including the number of museums, theaters, festivals, historic sites, etc.

Enfield fared best in the Cost of Living category, placing fifth out of 26 communities. The town scored poorest in the Leisure/Culture category, ranking ahead of just two other towns: East Haven and Naugatuck.

Overall, the magazine ranks Enfield just behind Norwich and before Vernon. Check out the complete list at the Connecticut Magazine Web site.

Bill Kiner October 28, 2011 at 04:08 PM
Thank you for the update Tim. Kiner's Korner will be taking a closer look at this ranking in Patch.com to be published on November 7th.
Lin Chojnicki October 28, 2011 at 05:27 PM
How many folks remember when Enfield was named an "All-America City" - back in 1970.

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