Goffstown is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 18,577 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Goffstown is the 14th largest community in New Hampshire.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Goffstown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Goffstown is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Goffstown who work in office and administrative support (14.76%), management occupations (10.92%), and sales jobs (8.96%).
Also of interest is that Goffstown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Goffstown telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.51% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Goffstown is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Goffstown enrolled in college, Goffstown has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
In terms of college education, Goffstown is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.86% of adults in Goffstown have a college degree.
The per capita income in Goffstown in 2018 was $37,989, which is middle income relative to New Hampshire, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $151,956 for a family of four. However, Goffstown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Goffstown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Goffstown residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Goffstown include Irish, English, French, French Canadian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Goffstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.