Merrimack is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 25,969 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Merrimack is the eighth largest community in New Hampshire.
Merrimack is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.47% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 management occupations (13.70%), sales jobs (13.46%), and office and administrative support (10.87%).
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 8.17% 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.
Merrimack 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, Merrimack’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
The education level of Merrimack ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Merrimack, 46.06% 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 Merrimack in 2010 was $45,836, 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 $183,344 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 Irish, French, English, Italian, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Merrimack is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and French.