Londonderry is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 25,850 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Londonderry is the tenth largest community in New Hampshire.
Housing costs in Londonderry are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Hampshire.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Londonderry is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Londonderry is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Londonderry who work in office and administrative support (14.20%), management occupations (13.15%), and sales jobs (11.59%).
Also of interest is that Londonderry 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: 7.37% 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.
Londonderry 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, Londonderry’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Londonderry is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Londonderry area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of Londonderry ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Londonderry, 41.94% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Londonderry in 2010 was $40,884, which is upper middle income relative to New Hampshire, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $163,536 for a family of four.
The people who call Londonderry home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Londonderry residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Londonderry include Italian, English, French , and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Londonderry is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.