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.


Total Population 11,765
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 11.5%
Employed Population 16+ 6,218
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 54%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25%
Median Earnings25+ $34,345
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,690
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,338


Median Family Income $64,382
% Above Poverty Level 84.9%
% Below Poverty Level 15.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%


People Living Alone 17.4%
Median Gross Rent $972
Median House Value $202,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.3%
US/American 0%
English 16.1%
Irish 20.7%

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


  • 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
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 8,691 $92,820
Dover 30,332 $75,907
Durham 15,180 $112,742
Madbury 2,003 $118,472
Rochester 29,883 $58,531
Rollinsford 2,528 $71,354

Somersworth Public Libraries

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

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