Merrimack is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 27,132 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Merrimack is the eighth largest community in New Hampshire.
Merrimack is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.24% 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 (13.06%), management occupations (12.05%), and office and administrative support (9.30%).
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: 9.78% 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Merrimack a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Merrimack has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Merrimack’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The education level of Merrimack ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Merrimack, 47.13% 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 2018 was $47,040, 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 $188,160 for a family of four.
Merrimack is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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, Italian, French, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Merrimack is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.