Meredith, NH

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Living in Meredith

Meredith is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 6,456 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Meredith is the 53rd largest community in New Hampshire.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Meredith is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Meredith is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Meredith who work in sales jobs (17.18%), office and administrative support (13.17%), and management occupations (12.68%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.43% 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.

Another notable thing is that Meredith is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Meredith’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Meredith has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Meredith has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Meredith than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Meredith may be for you.

The citizens of Meredith are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.76% of adults in Meredith 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 Meredith in 2018 was $42,397, 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 $169,588 for a family of four. However, Meredith contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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