Merrimack, NH
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Merrimack is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 25,648 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Merrimack is the eighth largest community in New Hampshire.

Housing costs in Merrimack 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, Merrimack is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Merrimack is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Merrimack who work in office and administrative support (13.87%), sales jobs (13.82%), and management occupations (11.89%).

Also of interest is that Merrimack 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: 7.47% 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.

Because of many things, Merrimack 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, Merrimack really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Merrimack 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.

The citizens of Merrimack are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.33% of adults in Merrimack have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Merrimack in 2010 was $39,695, 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 $158,780 for a family of four.

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

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