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Merrimack, NH

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Merrimack's Livability

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  • C-
    Affordability
  • B
    Housing
  • B+
    Job Market
  • C-
    Diversity
  • B-
    Crime
  • B-
    Commute
  • C-
    Education
  • C+
    Weather
  • B
    Amenities

About Merrimack, NH

Merrimack, NH is located in Hillsborough County in the state of New Hampshire.

The total City Population for Merrimack is about 26,762 with about 312 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $330,225, which is roughly 25% higher than the Average Home Value of $246,084 for the state of New Hampshire, and roughly 43% higher than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $114,737, which is roughly 35% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $74,998 for the state of New Hampshire, and roughly 50% higher higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Merrimack Population 26,762
Average Home Value $330,225
Median Household Income $114,737
Median Age 42.1
Unemployment Rate 3.5%
Politics 52.98% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.67
Male Population Estimate: 50%
Female Population Estimate: 50%
Median Age: 42.1
Male Median Age: 40.0
Female Median Age: 41.4

Racial Demographic Estimates

White:89.2%
Hispanic:5%
Asian:4.4%
Other:2%
Black:1.4%
Indian:0.5%
Hawaiian:0.1%

Voting

Hillsborough County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Jeanne Shaheen
U.S. Senator
Jeanne Shaheen
Democratic Party
Maggie Hassan
U.S. Senator
Maggie Hassan
Democratic Party
Chris Sununu
State governor
Chris Sununu
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 52.98%
Republican: 45.3%
Libertarian: 1.72%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Merrimack specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Hillsborough County: About 1.88444 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Hillsborough County: About 273.066 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Hillsborough County is about 52% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 5% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Merrimack is about 3.5%.

New Hampshire is ranked #26 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 45.44 out of 100.

26th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 24.03

The average living wage for the state of New Hampshire is $30.96/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives New Hampshire a minimum wage score of 8.14 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $3.26/hr, which gives New Hampshire a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 29.06 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for New Hampshire is $165.88, resulting in a UI benefit score of 19.37 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X New Hampshire does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X New Hampshire does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
New Hampshire does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
New Hampshire does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X New Hampshire does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X New Hampshire does provide some form of paid family leave.
X New Hampshire does provide some form of paid sick leave.
New Hampshire does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
New Hampshire does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X New Hampshire does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X New Hampshire does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
New Hampshire does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
New Hampshire does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X New Hampshire does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
New Hampshire does not have a "right-to-work" law.
New Hampshire does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X New Hampshire does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
New Hampshire does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
New Hampshire does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
New Hampshire does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 03054
Latitude: 42.854700
Longitude: -71.518800
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: Northeast
Average Elevation: 217.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 603