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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,680
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+3,961
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married66.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher52%
Median Earnings25+$54,667
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$46,579

Wealth

Median Family Income$113,911
% Above Poverty Level95.6%
% Below Poverty Level4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home8.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone16.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,153
Median House Value$300,100

Ancestry

Irish20.8%
English17.4%
German11.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.9%
Italian9.6%
French Except Basque8.9%
Canadian7.7%
Polish6.2%
Scottish4.4%
Swedish3%
Norwegian2.8%
Greek1.8%
Russian1.3%
Welsh1.3%
Dutch1%
US/American0.8%
Slovak0.7%
Portuguese0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Arab0.5%
Turkish0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Czech0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
African0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Bow Almanac

CategoryValue
County Merrimack County
Standard Zip Codes3304
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.13
Approximate 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)

StationCONCORD MUNICIPAL AP
Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp32 to 57 F
Jul Temp57 to 83 F
Oct Temp35 to 61 F
Annual Precip37.6 inches
StationWEARE
Distance10.5 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp36 to 59 F
Annual Precip47.2 inches
StationMASSABESIC LAKE
Distance12.9 miles
Jan Temp5 to 32 F
Apr Temp29 to 56 F
Jul Temp55 to 82 F
Oct Temp32 to 61 F
Annual Precip39.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Allenstown4,296$66,290
Concord42,634$78,605
Dunbarton2,805$94,213
Hooksett13,954$98,009
Hopkinton5,601$109,934
Pembroke7,116$88,935

Bow Public Libraries

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

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Bow Public Schools

Bow High School
32 White Rock Hill Rd.
ZIP: 3304
(603) 228-2210
High
Total Enrollment 516
Bow Memorial School
20 Bow Center Rd.
ZIP: 3304
(603) 225-3212
Middle
Total Enrollment 515
Bow Elementary School
22 Bow Center Rd.
ZIP: 3304
(603) 225-3049
Primary
Total Enrollment 415

Bow Private Schools

Joyful Noise Preschool & Learning Center
8 Branch Londonderry Tpke E
ZIP: 3304
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Meeting House Montessori School
28 Logging Hill Rd
ZIP: 3304
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
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