Bow, New Hampshire

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Population in 2010: 7,519.
Population change since 2000: +5.3%
 
Males: 3,660  (48.7%)
Females: 3,859  (51.3%)
Median resident age:

44.9 years
New Hampshire median age:

43.9 years

Zip codes: 03304.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $124,609 (it was $79,329 in 2000)
Bow:

$124,609
NH:

$77,933

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $47,558 (it was $29,557 in 2000)

Bow town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $376,368 (it was $171,700 in 2000)
Bow:

$376,368
NH:

$281,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $268,517; detached houses: $293,795; townhouses or other attached units: $212,735; in 2-unit structures: $248,011; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $169,791; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $188,529; mobile homes: $72,181
March 2019 cost of living index in Bow: 120.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Bow, NH (2010)
    • 7,22696.1%White alone
    • 1041.4%Asian alone
    • 1051.4%Hispanic
    • 620.8%Two or more races
    • 90.1%Other race alone
    • 70.09%American Indian alone
    • 60.08%Black alone

Races in Bow detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Crime rates in Bow by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(26.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(12.4)
2
(24.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.1)
1
(13.0)
1
(13.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(24.8)
3
(36.4)
4
(49.0)
2
(24.4)
5
(61.7)
5
(66.4)
1
(13.3)
3
(39.3)
3
(39.0)
2
(25.9)
4
(51.4)
4
(51.2)
2
(25.4)
4
(50.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
14
(173.9)
15
(181.8)
9
(110.2)
16
(195.5)
17
(209.7)
28
(371.9)
13
(172.4)
30
(393.0)
19
(246.9)
38
(492.8)
9
(115.7)
10
(127.9)
4
(50.9)
3
(37.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
41
(509.3)
44
(533.3)
78
(954.7)
86
(1,051)
80
(986.8)
54
(717.2)
61
(809.1)
60
(786.1)
50
(649.9)
27
(350.1)
18
(231.4)
19
(243.0)
35
(445.3)
20
(249.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(12.4)
4
(48.5)
5
(61.2)
7
(85.5)
1
(12.3)
3
(39.8)
3
(39.8)
3
(39.3)
2
(26.0)
1
(13.0)
1
(12.9)
3
(38.4)
5
(63.6)
7
(87.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.7)
1
(12.5)
City-Data.com crime index42.252.570.471.167.571.250.394.957.169.028.732.031.633.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Bow, NH

Crime rate in Bow detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
New Hampshire average:

2.05
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Ancestries: Irish (19.7%), English (18.0%), German (12.5%), French Canadian (10.4%), French (9.1%), United States (7.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1727

Land area: 28.1 square miles.

Population density: 268 people per square mile   (very low).

167 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.5% Asia, 0.4% North America).

This town:

2.3%
New Hampshire:

4.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Bow town:

2.0% ($3,420)
New Hampshire:

2.3% ($2,946)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, NH (11.7 miles , pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (61.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (199.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Suncook, NH (2.1 miles ),
Pembroke, NH (2.1 miles ),
Dunbarton, NH (2.2 miles ),
Concord, NH (2.3 miles ),
Hooksett, NH (2.3 miles ),
Allenstown, NH (2.4 miles ),
Goffstown, NH (3.0 miles ),
South Hooksett, NH (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 43.14 N, Longitude: 71.54 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 603

Distribution of median household income in Bow, NH in 2019

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 54 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 1998: 42 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 1999: 33 buildings, average cost: $157,700
  • 2000: 34 buildings, average cost: $169,500
  • 2001: 29 buildings, average cost: $249,700
  • 2002: 58 buildings, average cost: $194,200
  • 2003: 33 buildings, average cost: $175,800
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $243,200
  • 2005: 41 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $255,900
  • 2007: 26 buildings, average cost: $257,500
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $341,700
  • 2010: 25 buildings, average cost: $186,300
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $233,100
  • 2012: 19 buildings, average cost: $226,600
  • 2013: 16 buildings, average cost: $267,600
  • 2014: 27 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2015: 17 buildings, average cost: $290,100
  • 2016: 26 buildings, average cost: $235,100
  • 2017: 21 buildings, average cost: $241,800
  • 2018: 17 buildings, average cost: $305,800
  • 2019: 21 buildings, average cost: $289,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Bow, NH residents
Average permit cost in Bow, NH
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.7%
New Hampshire:

3.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Bow, NH
Historical housing units in Bow, NH
Most common industries in Bow, NH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.5%)
  • Health care (11.2%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (2.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.9%)
  • Construction (10.6%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Health care (4.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (2.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.2%)
  • Health care (19.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.7%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (2.9%)
  • Social assistance (2.5%)
Most common occupations in Bow, NH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Top executives (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Engineers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Top executives (10.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.5%)
  • Engineers (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Computer specialists (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (9.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (2.9%)

Average climate in Bow, New Hampshire

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 54.1. This is better than average.

City:

54.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.179. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.179
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.50. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.50
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.825. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.825
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.15. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.15
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Bow-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New Hampshire state average. It is 42% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.0 miles away from the Bow town center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/2/1961, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 8.8 miles away from the town center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bow-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Hampshire state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 143.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 151.4 miles away from Bow center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 24.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 143.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 54.2 miles away from Bow center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 72.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Merrimack County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 12, Winter Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Bow:

  • HARRIS HILL CENTER, GENESIS HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; CONCORD, NH)
  • CONCORD REGIONAL VNA (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; CONCORD, NH)
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSP-PSYCH UNIT (Hospital, about 4 miles away; CONCORD, NH)
  • N H HOSPITAL-PSYCHIATRIC NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; CONCORD, NH)
  • PLEASANT VIEW CENTER, GENESIS HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; CONCORD, NH)
  • PRESIDENTIAL OAKS (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; CONCORD, NH)
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE KIDNEY CENTER (FMC) (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; CONCORD, NH)

Heliports located in Bow:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bow:

  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 6 miles; Concord, NH; Full-time enrollment: 2,865)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (about 9 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 16,552)
  • Saint Anselm College (about 12 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 2,059)
  • Mount Washington College (about 13 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 2,187)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 31 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 15,243)
  • Northern Essex Community College (about 35 miles; Haverhill, MA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 36 miles; Lowell, MA; FT enrollment: 12,341)

Public high school in Bow:

  • BOW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 640, Location: 32 WHITE ROCK HILL RD., Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bow:

Private elementary/middle school in Bow:

See full list of schools located in Bow

Library in Bow:

  • BAKER FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $381,002; Location: 509 SOUTH STREET; 50,444 books; 3,009 audio materials; 746 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 122 print serial subscriptions; 15 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bow: Bow Town Offices (A), Bow Community Building (B), Baker Free Library (C), Bow Fire Department (D), Tri State Ambulance (E), Careplus Ambulance Services Station 4 - Bow (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Bow Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Bow: Bow Community Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Ordway Cemetery (1), Goodhue Cemetery (2), Green Cemetery (3), Hammond Cemetery (4), Heath Cemetery (5), Evan Cemetery (6), Brown Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Greylore Farm Pond (A), Lewis Putney Pond (B), Spectacle Ponds (C), Turee Pond (D), Bow Town Pond (E), Putney Meadow Pond (F), The Meadow (G), Hornbeam Swamp (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Turkey River (A), One Stack Brook (B), Center Brook (C), Bow Brook (D), Bow Bog Brook (E), Boutwell Mill Brook (F), Horse Brook (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Northeast Food Service Equipment & Sup (520 Route 3A) (1), Hampton Inn Concord/Bow (515 South St) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Mary Baker Eddy - (1821-1910), founder of Christian Science, Andy Thomas (ice hockey) - Ice hockey defenceman, Peter Mazurowski - Actor and dancer.

Merrimack County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bow and their reported violations in the past:

BELA BROOK WATER (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-09-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-09-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-30-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-12-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-2014), St Public Notif received (FEB-24-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-13-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-14-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-14-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-30-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-02-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-02-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-01-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-23-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2012)
  • 6 other older health violations
RIVER ROAD BUSINESS BAY (Address: 29 RIVER RD UT 10 , Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-19-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-27-2005), State No Longer Subject to Rule (DEC-27-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-30-2005), State No Longer Subject to Rule (DEC-27-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-14-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-14-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2005), State No Longer Subject to Rule (DEC-27-2006)
POLICE/PUBLIC WORKS DEPT (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-23-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-23-2011), St Public Notif received (MAR-03-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-2011)
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In FEB-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-09-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-09-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-29-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-29-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-16-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-17-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-19-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-16-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-09-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-09-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-06-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-16-2009)
  • Public Education - In FEB-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-12-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-25-2008)
  • 5 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-21-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-08-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 24 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.8 people
New Hampshire:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

81.5%
Whole state:

66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.8%
Whole state:

8.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.8%
Whole state:

6.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.7%
Whole state:

2.8%

Banks with branches in Bow (2011 data):

  • Merrimack County Savings Bank: Bow Branch at 503 South Street, branch established on 1989/01/21. Info updated 2010/09/09: Bank assets: $651.5 mil, Deposits: $469.5 mil, headquarters in Concord, NH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Merrimack Bancorp Mhc

For population 15 years and over in Bow:

Marital status in Bow, NH
  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 72.4%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 4.0%

For population 25 years and over in Bow:

  • High school or higher: 94.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
New Hampshire average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bow, NH (based on Merrimack County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic24,6547
Mainline Protestant12,79151
Evangelical Protestant5,19536
Other2,09715
Orthodox5802
None101,128-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 27
Merrimack County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Merrimack County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 65
Merrimack County:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 115
Here:

7.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.4%
New Hampshire:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Merrimack County:

23.8%
New Hampshire:

24.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.9%
State:

15.9%

7.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,235 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
New Hampshire average:

6.87%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($403 average AGI)
Merrimack County:

0.04%
New Hampshire average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hillsborough County, NH  2.17% ($53,749 average AGI)
from Belknap County, NH  0.76% ($43,068)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.72% ($60,902)


7.02% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($63,515 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.02%
New Hampshire average:

6.70%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($222 average AGI)
Merrimack County:

0.04%
New Hampshire average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hillsborough County, NH  1.84% ($50,238 average AGI)
to Belknap County, NH  0.79% ($44,235)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.64% ($65,677)
Businesses in Bow, NH
NameCountNameCount
Circle K2Honda1
Curves1Hyundai1
FedEx3MasterBrand Cabinets2
Ford1U-Haul1
Hilton1UPS3

Strongest AM radio stations in Bow:

  • WGIR (610 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKXL (1450 AM; 1 kW; CONCORD, NH; Owner: EMBRO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKBR (1250 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDER (1320 AM; 10 kW; DERRY, NH; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. OF NH)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bow:

  • WEVO (89.1 FM; CONCORD, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W282AF (104.3 FM; CONCORD, NH; Owner: CONCORD BIBLE FELLOWSHIP)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WOTX-FM (102.3 FM; CONCORD, NH; Owner: CAPITOL B/CING. INCORPORATION, INC.)
  • WJYY (105.5 FM; CONCORD, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WNHI (93.3 FM; BELMONT, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WNNH (99.1 FM; HENNIKER, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTPL (107.7 FM; HILLSBORO, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WLKZ (104.9 FM; WOLFEBORO, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WVNH (91.1 FM; CONCORD, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE GOSPEL RADIO, INC.)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEX (106.5 FM; FARMINGTON, NH; Owner: WIMMEX, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Bow:

  • WENH-TV (Channel 11; DURHAM, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPXG (Channel 21; CONCORD, NH; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMUR-TV (Channel 9; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: HEARST-ARGYLE PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • W39AR (Channel 39; CONCORD, NH; Owner: CENTER B/CING. CORPORATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WNEU (Channel 60; MERRIMACK, NH; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (NH), INC.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
Bow fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Bow fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 151ft / 45.6mTotal length
  • $37,704,000Total costs
  • 377,340Total average daily traffic
  • 20,242Total average daily truck traffic
  • 350,819Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bow, NH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 41970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 12000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bow, NH

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bow)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Bow, NH)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • HOOKSETT, 734 Route 3-A (Lat: 43.120278 Lon: -71.481111), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WPNL517,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6635.00 MHz, Grant Date: 06/26/2018, Expiration Date: 06/01/2028, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Hackett Hill, Summit Of Hackett Hill 92-98 South Bow Road (Lat: 43.088972 Lon: -71.513972), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQTQ734,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/25/2014, Expiration Date: 03/25/2024, Certifier: Peter Bartlett, Registrant: Hooksett, Town Of Police Department, 15 Legends Dr, Hooksett, NH 03106, Phone: (603) 624-1560, Fax: (603) 624-6891, Email:
  • South Bow Rd, Summit Of Hackett Hill 92-98 South Bow Road (Lat: 43.088972 Lon: -71.513972), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQXJ354,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/22/2016, Expiration Date: 03/22/2026, Certifier: Keith Gilbert, Registrant: Ossipee Mountain Electronics, Moultonboro, NH 03254, Phone: (603) 476-5581, Fax: (603) 476-5587, Email:
  • MERRIMACK GENERATING, Merrimack Generating Station 97 River Rd (Lat: 43.142000 Lon: -71.469222), Structure height: 54.3 m, Overall height: 68 m, Call Sign: KOE87,
    Assigned Frequencies: 955.150 MHz, 6585.00 MHz, Grant Date: 08/04/1999, Expiration Date: 03/18/2008, Cancellation Date: 01/25/2008, Registrant: Northeast Utilities Service Company, Hartford, CT 06141-0270, Phone: (860) 665-3822, Fax: (860) 665-5585, Email:
  • GARVINS S/S, Garvins S/S Off Rt 3a (Lat: 43.162556 Lon: -71.507278), Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WCE388,
    Assigned Frequencies: 958.750 MHz, Grant Date: 04/09/2002, Expiration Date: 04/16/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/30/2012, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, N.W. Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • Wood Hill; Hooksett Road (Lat: 43.113111 Lon: -71.542556), Call Sign: KCI295,
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.5600 MHz, Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 12/02/2003, Certifier: Paul H Kuzia, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, N.W., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:
  • On Picked Hill, 45 Fett South Of Hookset-Woodhill Road (Lat: 43.111722 Lon: -71.538944), Call Sign: KCI295,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.240 MHz, 43.2200 MHz, Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 12/02/2003, Certifier: Paul H Kuzia, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, N.W., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

85 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bow)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bow)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 43. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 66 took place in 2018, and the least - 28 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bow, NH When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (49.7%), and Outside Fires (27.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bow, NH
    • 36749.7%Structure Fires
    • 20127.2%Outside Fires
    • 10113.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 709.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bow, NH
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bow, NH
  • 64.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.4%Utility gas
  • 10.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.6%Electricity
  • 3.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bow, NH
  • 60.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.6%Utility gas
  • 10.9%Electricity


Bow compared to New Hampshire state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Bow on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: registered nurses (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: office supplies and stationery stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: other direct selling establishments (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: top executives (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (2,000+ housing units)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: book stores and news dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: lawyers (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: other transportation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: data processing, libraries, and other information services (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: apparel, fabrics, and notions merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: gasoline stations (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: radio, tv, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 (03304) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French Canadian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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