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Overview

Introduction to Somersworth, New Hampshire

Somersworth, New Hampshire, in Strafford county, is 35 miles NE of Manchester, New Hampshire and 63 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The city contains a population of approximately 11,477.

Somersworth History

The town was originally known as Sligo, named after a town in Ireland. In 1729, the town was organized as the parish of Summersworth. The town was officially incorporated as Great Falls in 1754. In 1893, the town was reincorporated as a city and received its present name because of a clerical error.

Somersworth and nearby Attractions

  • Summersworth Historical Society Museum
  • Vaughan Woods State Park
  • Hamilton House
  • Ledges Golf Course

Things To Do In Somersworth

Somersworth offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including the Splashtown Amusement Park and Gosling Meadows. The area has numerous parks as well, including Vaughan Woods State Park, which offers outdoor camping sites and hiking trails.

Somersworth Transportation

Pease International Airport is nearby.

Somersworth Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available from the University of New Hampshire, the University of New England-University Campus, Northern Essex Community College and Saint Joseph’s College.

People

Total Population 11,778
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 12.5%
Employed Population 16+ 6,050
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 54.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.5%
Median Earnings25+ $35,363
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,331
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,212

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,086
% Above Poverty Level 86.4%
% Below Poverty Level 13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.5%
Median Gross Rent $961
Median House Value $184,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.3%
US/American 0%
English 16.3%
Irish 19.8%

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

Somersworth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles NE of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 63 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Strafford
Standard Zip Codes 03878
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.261
Longitude -70.865

Somersworth 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 DURHAM
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Station EPPING
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Station KENNEBUNKPORT
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 76 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 47 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Barrington 8,749 $97,869
Dover 30,534 $77,655
Durham 15,669 $120,039
Madbury 1,858 $113,214
Rochester 29,954 $59,519
Rollinsford 2,525 $71,875

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

Somersworth Public Libraries

Library
Somersworth Public Library
25 MAIN STREET
Somersworth, New Hampshire
(603) 692-4587

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Somersworth High Schools

SOMERSWORTH HIGH SCHOOL
11 MEMORIAL DR
603-692-2431
Serves 600 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

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