Gilford, NH
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Gilford is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 7,167 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gilford is the 44th largest community in New Hampshire.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gilford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gilford is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gilford who work in office and administrative support (13.91%), management occupations (12.54%), and healthcare (9.48%).

Another notable thing is that Gilford is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Gilford is worth considering.

As is often the case in a small town, Gilford doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Gilford are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.58% of adults in Gilford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gilford in 2010 was $41,375, which is wealthy relative to New Hampshire and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $165,500 for a family of four. However, Gilford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Gilford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gilford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Gilford include English, French , Italian, and German.

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