Merrimac is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 6,724 people and just one neighborhood, Merrimac is the 225th largest community in Massachusetts. Merrimac has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Merrimac are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Merrimac is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Merrimac is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Merrimac who work in sales jobs (12.77%), office and administrative support (11.71%) and management occupations (10.57%).
Also of interest is that Merrimac has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Merrimac is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Merrimac 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, Merrimac has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Merrimac’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Merrimac, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.29 minutes every day commuting to work.