Goffstown is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 18,053 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Goffstown is the 14th largest community in New Hampshire.
Goffstown is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.71%), sales jobs (10.92%), and management occupations (10.87%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.07% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 there are quite a few people attending college in Goffstown, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Goffstown provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
In terms of college education, Goffstown is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.98% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Goffstown in 2018 was $35,668, 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 $142,672 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Goffstown include Irish, French Canadian, English, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Goffstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.