Canterbury is a very small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 2,382 people and just one neighborhood, Canterbury is the 128th largest community in New Hampshire.
Occupations and Workforce
Canterbury is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Canterbury is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Canterbury who work in sales jobs (12.41%), management occupations (10.85%) and office and administrative support (10.57%).
Also of interest is that Canterbury has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Canterbury telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.20% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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
Because of many things, Canterbury is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Canterbury 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, Canterbury has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Canterbury’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
As is often the case in a small town, Canterbury doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.