Hampstead, NH
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Living in Hampstead


Hampstead is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 8,657 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hampstead is the 35th largest community in New Hampshire.

Hampstead home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Hampshire, but Hampstead real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some towns, Hampstead isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hampstead are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hampstead is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hampstead who work in management occupations (12.49%), sales jobs (10.10%), and office and administrative support (9.98%).

Also of interest is that Hampstead has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.70% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Because of many things, Hampstead is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Hampstead really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Hampstead perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Hampstead, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.31 minutes every day commuting to work.

Hampstead is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.87% of adults in Hampstead have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Hampstead in 2010 was $46,028, which is wealthy relative to New Hampshire and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,112 for a family of four. However, Hampstead contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Hampstead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.


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