Hampstead, NH
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Hampstead is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 8,573 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hampstead is the 35th largest community in New Hampshire.

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, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hampstead who work in management occupations (15.29%), sales jobs (13.67%), and office and administrative support (10.04%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.94% 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.

Hampstead is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Hampstead’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Hampstead is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hampstead, the average commute to work is 30.63 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The population of Hampstead is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.85% of adults in Hampstead have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hampstead in 2010 was $41,611, which is wealthy relative to New Hampshire and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $166,444 for a family of four.

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 Italian, English, French , and German.

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

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