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 sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hampstead who work in sales jobs (15.23%), management occupations (14.70%), and office and administrative support (9.17%).

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.

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.50 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Hampstead citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.95% of adults in Hampstead have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hampstead in 2010 was $39,960, which is wealthy relative to New Hampshire and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,840 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 English, Italian, 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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