Merrimack is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 25,660 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Merrimack is the eighth largest community in New Hampshire.
Merrimack is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.88% 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 sales jobs (13.47%), management occupations (13.18%), and office and administrative support (11.75%).
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 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 education level of Merrimack ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Merrimack, 45.67% 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 $42,470, 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 $169,880 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, English, French, Italian, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Merrimack is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and French.