Meredith is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 6,368 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Meredith is the 53rd largest community in New Hampshire.
Housing costs in Meredith 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.
Meredith is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Meredith is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Meredith who work in management occupations (16.01%), sales jobs (15.83%), and office and administrative support (11.15%).
Another notable thing is that Meredith is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Meredith’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Meredith has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Meredith has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Meredith than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Meredith may be for you.
Being a small town, Meredith does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Meredith are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.04% of adults in Meredith have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Meredith in 2010 was $36,703, 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 $146,812 for a family of four. However, Meredith contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Meredith home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Meredith residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Meredith include French , Irish, German, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Meredith is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.