Grafton - Alexandria is a very small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 3,467 people and just one neighborhood, Grafton - Alexandria is the 118th largest community in New Hampshire.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Grafton - Alexandria is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Grafton - Alexandria is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Grafton - Alexandria who work in office and administrative support (10.12%), healthcare suport services (7.84%), and management occupations (7.72%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.17% 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.
Grafton - Alexandria’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe 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!) Grafton - Alexandria 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. Grafton - Alexandria has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Grafton - Alexandria than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Grafton - Alexandria may be for you.
One downside of living in Grafton - Alexandria, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.27 minutes every day commuting to work.
In terms of college education, Grafton - Alexandria is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.63% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Grafton - Alexandria in 2018 was $35,491, which is lower middle income relative to New Hampshire, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,964 for a family of four. However, Grafton - Alexandria contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Grafton - Alexandria home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grafton - Alexandria residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Grafton - Alexandria include English, Irish, German, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Grafton - Alexandria is English. Other important languages spoken here include Serbo-Croatian and Spanish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 92.4% of the neighborhoods in America. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Lithuanian and Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Lithuanian ancestry and 2.8% have Canadian ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Grafton - Alexandria are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 60.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 8.5% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 55.2% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 30.7% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 27.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (22.4%), and 18.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.3% of households.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Grafton - Alexandria, NH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (17.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.8%), and residents who report German roots (9.5%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (8.0%), along with some French ancestry residents (7.9%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (29.9% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (78.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.