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.
A relatively large number of people in Merrimack telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.47% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Merrimack a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Merrimack has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Merrimack’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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.