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.

Merrimack is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.70%), sales jobs (13.22%), and management occupations (12.93%).

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.

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 education level of Merrimack ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Merrimack, 42.93% 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 $39,833, 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 $159,332 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 French Canadian.

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