Nashua is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 88,341 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Nashua is the second largest community in New Hampshire.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Nashua is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Nashua is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Nashua who work in office and administrative support (14.16%), sales jobs (10.42%), and management occupations (10.29%).
Also of interest is that Nashua has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing noticeable about Nashua, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Nashua is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Nashua a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The population of Nashua is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.30% of adults in Nashua have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Nashua in 2010 was $35,288, which is middle income relative to New Hampshire, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,152 for a family of four. However, Nashua contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Nashua is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Nashua home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Nashua residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Nashua also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.55% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Nashua include Irish, French, Italian, French Canadian, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Nashua's cultural character, accounting for 15.43% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Nashua is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.