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Overview

Introduction to Bow, New Hampshire

Bow, New Hampshire, in Merrimack county, is 10 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire and 59 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town has a population of 7,138.

Bow History

Bow, a town in Merrimack County, was incorporated in 1727. It was one of the many towns formed to ease the population pressure of Seacoast. It is said that the town came to be known as Bow because of its establishment in the form of an arch in the Merrimack River. One of the first settlements in the town was known as Bow Mills. This section comprises the Sawmill and Gristmill.

Bow and nearby Attractions

  • Henniker Historical Society
  • Miller State Park
  • Museum of New Hampshire History
  • Rollins State Park
  • Millyard Museum
  • Clough State Park

Things To Do In Bow

Clough State Park, Greenfield State Park, Rollins State Park and Miller State Park offer opportunities for fishing, boating, camping, swimming, hiking and picnicking. The Millyard Museum, the Franco-American Center and the New Hampshire Historical Society are some of the local museums and historical sites.

Bow Transportation

Manchester Airport is nearby.

Bow Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include New Hampshire College, Plymouth State College, the University of New Hampshire-Main Campus and Merrimack College.

People

Total Population 7,645
Male Share of the Population 51.2%
Female Share of the Population 48.8%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,008
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 66.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $112,759
% Above Poverty Level 95.1%
% Below Poverty Level 4.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 8.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 15.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,305
Median House Value $293,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.8%
US/American 0.6%
English 18.6%
Irish 22.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bow Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Merrimack
Standard Zip Codes 03304
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.14
Longitude -71.54

Bow Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CONCORD MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
Station WEARE
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 47.2 inches
Station MASSABESIC LAKE
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 32 F
Apr Temp 29 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 82 F
Oct Temp 32 to 61 F
Annual Precip 39.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allenstown 4,302 $66,985
Concord 42,537 $77,196
Dunbarton 2,791 $94,712
Hooksett 13,837 $97,875
Hopkinton 5,602 $98,953
Pembroke 7,120 $87,679

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bow Public Libraries

Library
Baker Free Library
509 SOUTH STREET
Bow, New Hampshire
(603) 224-7113
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Bow High Schools

BOW HIGH SCHOOL
32 WHITE ROCK HILL RD
603-228-2210
Serves 606 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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