Goffstown is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 17,945 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Goffstown is the 14th largest community in New Hampshire.
Unlike some towns, Goffstown isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Goffstown are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Goffstown is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Goffstown who work in office and administrative support (16.60%), sales jobs (10.35%), and management occupations (10.02%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Goffstown telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.37% 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.
Goffstown is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Goffstown enrolled in college, Goffstown has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
In terms of college education, Goffstown is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.93% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Goffstown in 2010 was $32,574, which is middle income relative to New Hampshire, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,296 for a family of four. However, Goffstown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 French , English, French Canadian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Goffstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.