Windham, NH
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Windham is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 14,481 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Windham is the 20th largest community in New Hampshire.

Windham home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Hampshire, but Windham real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some towns, Windham isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Windham are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Windham is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Windham who work in management occupations (16.17%), office and administrative support (10.58%), and sales jobs (10.35%).

Also of interest is that Windham has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.51% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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, Windham 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, Windham really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Windham 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.

One downside of living in Windham, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.47 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small town, Windham has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Windham are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.57% of adults in Windham have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Windham in 2010 was $50,932, which is wealthy relative to New Hampshire and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $203,728 for a family of four.

The people who call Windham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Windham residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Windham include Italian, English, French , and German.

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


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