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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,756
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens11.8%
Employed Population 16+6,339
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married54.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.1%
Median Earnings25+$34,441
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,255
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,350

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,699
% Above Poverty Level89.6%
% Below Poverty Level10.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone19.1%
Median Gross Rent$988
Median House Value$176,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.1%
Irish19.8%
French Except Basque16.1%
English15.7%
Canadian9%
Italian8.1%
Polish3.5%
Scottish3%
Arab2.7%
Lebanese2.6%
Dutch1.5%
Norwegian1.4%
African0.8%
Greek0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Belgian0.5%
Ghanaian0.5%
Swedish0.3%
Ethiopian0.3%
German0.3%
Russian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Haitian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Somersworth Almanac

CategoryValue
County Strafford County
Standard Zip Codes3878
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.25
Approximate Longitude-70.88

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)

StationDURHAM
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches
StationEPPING
Distance19.2 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationKENNEBUNKPORT
Distance21 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 52 F
Jul Temp57 to 76 F
Oct Temp36 to 58 F
Annual Precip47 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Barrington8,770$98,065
Dover30,750$80,615
Durham15,934$124,118
Madbury1,844$115,978
Rochester30,052$65,260
Rollinsford2,530$82,500

Somersworth Public Libraries

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

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Somersworth Public Schools

Somersworth Middle School
7 Memorial Dr.
ZIP: 3878
(603) 692-2126
Middle
Total Enrollment 413
Maple Wood Elementary School
184 Maple St.
ZIP: 3878
(603) 692-3331
Primary
Total Enrollment 271
Idlehurst Elementary School
46 Stackpole Road
ZIP: 3878
(603) 692-2435
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Somersworth High School
11 Memorial Dr.
ZIP: 3878
(603) 692-2431
High
Total Enrollment 524

Somersworth Private Schools

Tri-city Christian Academy
150 W High St
ZIP: 3878
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 265
Wentworth-douglass Hosp Early Learning @ The Works
246 Route 108
ZIP: 3878
Elementary
Total Enrollment 103
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