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 (19.43%), management occupations (9.47%), and sales jobs (9.14%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.40% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
The overall education level of Goffstown citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.62% of adults in Goffstown have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Goffstown in 2010 was $32,661, which is middle income relative to New Hampshire, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,644 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.