Merrimack, NH
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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 86.20% 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 (14.46%), office and administrative support (12.77%), and management occupations (12.02%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.43% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 education level of Merrimack ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Merrimack, 44.37% 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 $40,980, 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 $163,920 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 English, French , Italian, and French Canadian.

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