Nashua, New Hampshire Education and City Information

Nashua, New Hampshire, is a small city that is part of Boston's high tech corridor. Several community colleges, technical schools and universities are all located within driving distance of the city. Get details on the population, economy and postsecondary institutions in Nashua.

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About Nashua, New Hampshire

Nashua, New Hampshire has a population of 87,259, according to 2014 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. 35% of residents aged 25 or older hold bachelor's degrees or higher, and the median household income is $66,818, based on census data for 2010-2014.

Known as the Gate City, Nashua has several historical areas of interest, including the 1835 Nashua cemetery, Old South Burial Ground and a few 19th century mansions. Nashua is located near the White Mountains, and its proximity to Boston means that its residents can enjoy the benefits of a large metropolitan area.

Educational Opportunities

Nashua has four postsecondary institutions in its city limits, including Rivier University and the St. Joseph School of Nursing. Nashua Community College enrolls about 2,200 students and offers certificates and associate's degrees. The St. Joseph School of Nursing has RN programs for its 144 students.

Within 25 miles of Nashua, students can find 16 additional universities and colleges, most of them over the state line in Massachusetts. In-state schools near the city include University of New Hampshire at Manchester, New Hampshire Institute of Art and Thomas More College of Liberal Arts.

Economy and Industry Outlook

Nashua's economy was founded on the textile trade, but this industry declined during the first half of the twentieth century. Three top Nashua employers are Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Southern New Hampshire Health and St. Joseph's Hospital.

Today Nashua's top areas of employment are trade, transportation, and utilities; manufacturing; and education and health services, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of March 2016.

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