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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Merrimack County is located in New Hampshire with a population of 147,958. Living in Merrimack County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Merrimack County there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Merrimack County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Merrimack County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$226,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,007
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Merrimack County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    97.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    58.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    24.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    209.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,016
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    67.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Merrimack County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$69,856
National
$55,322

Merrimack County Reviews

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I have lived in Merrimack County my entire life. It is a great place to live. The businesses are small, but they are very well-maintained and family-friendly. There are many trails winding through Merrimack. My favorite is the Northern Rail Trail. It runs along NH into MA. The Merrimack River is wonderful for boating, fishing, and swimming. There are good job opportunities, depending on your occupation. Cost of living is definitely higher here than in other places in the U.S., but it is reasonable. There are great libraries and educational tourist spots, such as the Hannah Dustin Memorial and Daniel Webster's birthplace.
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Merrimack, NH is the city in which I grew up. It is a safe, know your neighbor, quiet town that was a great place to grow up. Over the years, Merrimack has become a bustling city with plenty of places to eat, drink and shop. The city is close to everything with Boston, MA 45 minutes away, the beach even closer and New York city a few hours drive. The beautiful fall foliage and nearness to many ski resorts and hiking makes Merrimack the idea place to travel if you love the outdoors. Overall, Merrimack was an amazing place to grow up and would be a great place for anyone to love.
My family and I lived in Merrimack, Nh for 9 years. We enjoyed the safety and peacefulness of the community. It was a great location for traveling either to Nashua/Manchester and also into Boston, Ma. Overall we were very happy in Merrimack.