Goffstown is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 17,937 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Goffstown is the 14th largest community in New Hampshire.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Goffstown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Goffstown is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Goffstown who work in office and administrative support (15.36%), sales jobs (11.72%), and management occupations (10.09%).
Also of interest is that Goffstown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Goffstown is a college town. There are a lot of students in Goffstown attending college, and as a result Goffstown provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
The education level of Goffstown citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.38% of adults in Goffstown have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Goffstown in 2010 was $33,892, which is middle income relative to New Hampshire, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,568 for a family of four.
The people who call Goffstown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Goffstown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Goffstown include Irish, French, French Canadian, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Goffstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.