Somersworth, New Hampshire

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Population in 2019: 11,968 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.3%
 
Males: 5,918  (49.5%)
Females: 6,050  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

37.6 years
New Hampshire median age:

43.0 years

Zip codes: 03878.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $65,571 (it was $42,739 in 2000)
Somersworth:

$65,571
NH:

$77,933

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $33,751 (it was $19,592 in 2000)

Somersworth city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $204,509 (it was $96,200 in 2000)
Somersworth:

$204,509
NH:

$281,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $273,437; detached houses: $306,685; townhouses or other attached units: $270,122; in 2-unit structures: $294,829; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $259,892; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $185,547; mobile homes: $72,239

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,094.

March 2019 cost of living index in Somersworth: 132.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.8%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 19.2% for other race residents, 3.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Somersworth, NH (2019)
    • 9,92582.5%White alone
    • 7826.5%Asian alone
    • 5754.8%Two or more races
    • 4093.4%Black alone
    • 3132.6%Hispanic
    • 310.3%Other race alone
    • 150.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of New Hampshire and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Somersworth, New Hampshire as of September 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Somersworth is 473 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Somersworth by year

Type

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
11
(92.4)
2
(16.6)
5
(41.9)
9
(76.4)
12
(101.2)
14
(119.1)
16
(136.3)
10
(84.9)
11
(93.6)
10
(84.8)
8
(67.1)
8
(66.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(25.2)
7
(58.2)
12
(100.5)
7
(59.4)
12
(101.2)
11
(93.6)
17
(144.9)
7
(59.4)
7
(59.5)
11
(93.3)
8
(67.1)
5
(41.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
21
(176.4)
26
(216.3)
33
(276.4)
25
(212.2)
29
(244.5)
21
(178.7)
33
(281.2)
18
(152.8)
16
(136.1)
19
(161.1)
14
(117.4)
2
(16.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
80
(672.0)
53
(440.9)
61
(510.9)
40
(339.5)
62
(522.7)
53
(451.0)
73
(622.0)
35
(297.1)
25
(212.6)
37
(313.7)
21
(176.2)
25
(208.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
258
(2,167)
303
(2,521)
480
(4,020)
466
(3,956)
501
(4,224)
410
(3,489)
388
(3,306)
305
(2,589)
322
(2,739)
292
(2,476)
283
(2,374)
317
(2,646)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(50.4)
11
(91.5)
5
(41.9)
13
(110.3)
10
(84.3)
6
(51.1)
4
(34.1)
3
(25.5)
12
(102.1)
17
(144.1)
15
(125.8)
11
(91.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(16.8)
6
(49.9)
6
(50.3)
6
(50.9)
4
(33.7)
4
(34.0)
2
(17.0)
1
(8.5)
8
(68.0)
1
(8.5)
2
(16.8)
2
(16.7)
City-Data.com crime index254.5229.7318.8312.2372.4351.4387.3242.7252.5260.5214.7197.1

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 Somersworth, NH

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 33 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
New Hampshire average:

2.05
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Ancestries: French Canadian (11.0%), English (10.9%), Irish (9.5%), French (7.4%), American (7.1%), Scottish (4.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1754

Elevation: 204 feet

Land area: 9.78 square miles.

Population density: 1,224 people per square mile   (low).

Somersworth, New Hampshire map

1,026 residents are foreign born

This city:

8.5%
New Hampshire:

6.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $6,257 (3.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $5,375 (2.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, NH (34.5 miles , pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (65.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (226.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Berwick, ME (1.1 miles ),
Rollinsford, NH (1.7 miles ),
Dover, NH (2.1 miles ),
South Berwick, ME (2.2 miles ),
Rochester, NH (2.4 miles ),
Madbury, NH (2.6 miles ),
North Berwick, ME (2.8 miles ),
Durham, NH (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 43.25 N, Longitude: 70.88 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -756 (-6.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,364 (20.4%)

Area code: 603

Distribution of median household income in Somersworth, NH in 2019
Distribution of house value in Somersworth, NH in 2019
Somersworth satellite photo by USGS

Somersworth tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $70,800
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $70,400
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $70,500
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2001: 23 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2002: 24 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2004: 49 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2005: 64 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 2006: 44 buildings, average cost: $126,900
  • 2007: 25 buildings, average cost: $203,800
  • 2008: 19 buildings, average cost: $220,200
  • 2009: 18 buildings, average cost: $225,300
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $220,300
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $58,100
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $186,700
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $162,300
  • 2015: 11 buildings, average cost: $175,400
  • 2016: 24 buildings, average cost: $118,700
  • 2017: 18 buildings, average cost: $171,500
  • 2018: 13 buildings, average cost: $177,300
  • 2019: 24 buildings, average cost: $185,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Somersworth, NH residents
Average permit cost in Somersworth, NH
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
New Hampshire:

3.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Somersworth, NH
Historical housing units in Somersworth, NH

Population change in the 1990s: +277 (+2.5%).
Most common industries in Somersworth, NH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.6%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.0%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Somersworth, NH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
  • Computer specialists (3.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Computer specialists (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Engineers (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.4%)

Average climate in Somersworth, New Hampshire

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Somersworth, New Hampshire environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 55.2. This is better than average.

City:

55.2
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 7.38. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.38
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.778. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.778
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.96. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.96
U.S.:

19.64
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.36. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.36
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Somersworth-area historical tornado activity is near New Hampshire state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.2 miles away from the Somersworth city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/14/1963, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.6 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Somersworth-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Hampshire state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 26.2 miles away from Somersworth center
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 165.4 miles away from Somersworth center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 40.2 miles away from Somersworth center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 180.2 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 165.4 miles away from the city 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 68.6 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 Strafford County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Winter Storms: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Somersworth topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Somersworth:

  • TRI-AREA VNA - HOSPICE (301 HIGH ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Somersworth:

  • WENTWORTH HOME CARE AND HOSPICE, AN AMEDISYS PARTNER (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; DOVER, NH)
  • WENTWORTH-DOUGLASS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; DOVER, NH)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHABILITATION-DOVER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; DOVER, NH)
  • HOMEMAKERS HEALTH SERVICES (THE) (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; ROCHESTER, NH)
  • RIVERSIDE REST HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; DOVER, NH)
  • COLONIAL HILL OF ROCHESTER CARE AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ROCHESTER, NH)
  • ROCHESTER MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ROCHESTER, NH)

Amtrak stations near Somersworth:

  • 4 miles: DOVER (33 CHESTNUT ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 9 miles: DURHAM (3 DEPOT RD.) . Services: ticket office.
  • 15 miles: WELLS (696 SANFORD ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.

College/University in Somersworth:

  • Empire Beauty School-Somersworth (Full-time enrollment: 126; Location: 362 Rte 108; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empirebeautyschools.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Somersworth:

  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 9 miles; Durham, NH; Full-time enrollment: 15,243)
  • University of New England (about 29 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 4,539)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (about 33 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 16,552)
  • Northern Essex Community College (about 33 miles; Haverhill, MA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 34 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,865)
  • Mount Washington College (about 36 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 2,187)
  • Saint Anselm College (about 37 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 2,059)

Public high school in Somersworth:

Private high school in Somersworth:

Public elementary/middle schools in Somersworth:

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Library in Somersworth:

  • SOMERSWORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $316,822; Location: 25 MAIN STREET; 49,832 books; 2,667 audio materials; 3,111 video materials; 22 state licensed databases; 72 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Somersworth: Lions Club Ice Rink and Fishing Pond (A), Sunningdale Country Club (B), Somersworth City Hall (C), Somersworth Public Library (D), The Works Athletic Club (E), Somersworth Fire Department (F), Greater Somersworth Chamber of Commerce (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Somersworth Shopping Center (1), Tri-City Shopping Center (2), Washington Street Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Somersworth include: First Parish United Church (A), Faith Church (B), Tri City Church (C), Somersworth Pentecostal Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Somersworth Cemetery (1), Hussy Cemetery (2), Forest Glade Cemetery (3), Holy Trinity Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lily Pond (A), Willand Pond (B), Salmon Falls River Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tates Brook (A), Peters Marsh Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Somersworth include: Jules Bisson Park (1), Hilltop Fun Center (2), Forest Glade Park (3), Noble Pines Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: John Sullivan - Revolutionary War general, Edward H. Rollins - Politician, John Wentworth Jr..

Strafford 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 Somersworth and their reported violations in the past:

MACS CAMPING AREA LLC (Serves ME, Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-24-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-24-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-24-2005), St Boil Water Order (JUN-24-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from JUL-12-2005 to JUL-12-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-22-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
New Hampshire:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.6%
Whole state:

66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

11.3%
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: 0.5% of all households
11 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010

People in group quarters in Somersworth in 2000:

  • 18 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Somersworth (2011 data):

  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Tri-City Plaza Drive-Up Branch, Somersworth Branch, Somersworth-Walmart Branch. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Profile Bank, FSB: Route 108 Branch at 154 Route 108, branch established on 2008/09/09. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $165.2 mil, Deposits: $141.6 mil, headquarters in Rochester, NH, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Somersworth Branch at One John Parsons Drive, branch established on 1865/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Somersworth:

Marital status in Somersworth, NH
  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

For population 25 years and over in Somersworth:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
New Hampshire average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Somersworth
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Somersworth:

(Somersworth, New Hampshire Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Somersworth, NH (based on Strafford County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic22,11211
Mainline Protestant5,29921
Evangelical Protestant4,14337
Other1,50413
Orthodox5752
None89,510-
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: 21
This county:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 30
This county:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 46
Strafford County:

3.80 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 99
This county:

8.17 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

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

8.8%
New Hampshire:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Strafford County:

26.2%
State:

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

14.0%
New Hampshire:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

54.2%
State:

51.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Somersworth:

54.1%
New Hampshire:

49.1%

Average BMI:
Somersworth:

28.2
New Hampshire:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Somersworth:

19.6%
New Hampshire:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Somersworth:

8.4%
State:

9.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Somersworth:

7.0
New Hampshire:

6.9

Overweight people:
Somersworth:

32.8%
State:

34.3%

General health condition:
This city:

62.1%
New Hampshire:

58.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Somersworth:

81.0%
New Hampshire:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Somersworth, NH Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 222$881,982$47,67559$76,507
Police Protection - Officers 26$141,958$65,5191$4,588
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 24$85,701$42,85110$26,578
Firefighters 17$81,813$57,7500$0
Streets and Highways 13$50,171$46,3120$0
Other Government Administration 8$57,930$86,89519$1,755
Financial Administration 7$37,204$63,7780$0
Police - Other 7$26,328$45,1343$1,414
Sewerage 6$28,440$56,8800$0
Water Supply 6$30,101$60,2020$0
Local Libraries 2$10,017$60,1023$2,644
Other and Unallocable 2$9,017$54,1023$4,371
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$4,526$54,3120$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,327$51,9241$675
Welfare 1$4,358$52,2960$0
Fire - Other 0$0 1$2,356
Totals for Government 343$1,453,874$50,864100$120,888

Somersworth government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $690,000 ($57.65)
    Sewerage: $521,000 ($43.53)
    General Public Buildings: $46,000 ($3.84)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $40,000 ($3.34)
    Water Utilities: $27,000 ($2.26)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $26,610,000 ($2223.43)
    Police Protection: $3,511,000 ($293.37)
    Sewerage: $2,124,000 ($177.47)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,062,000 ($172.29)
    Water Utilities: $1,929,000 ($161.18)
    Regular Highways: $1,732,000 ($144.72)
    Central Staff Services: $918,000 ($76.70)
    Financial Administration: $691,000 ($57.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $585,000 ($48.88)
    Libraries: $271,000 ($22.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $182,000 ($15.21)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $180,000 ($15.04)
    Public Welfare - Other: $160,000 ($13.37)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $131,000 ($10.95)
    General Public Buildings: $129,000 ($10.78)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $87,000 ($7.27)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($0.84)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,456,000 ($205.21)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,382,000 ($199.03)
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $60,000 ($5.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $220,000 ($18.38)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $148,000 ($12.37)
    Local Fire Protection: $106,000 ($8.86)
    Financial Administration: $51,000 ($4.26)
    Water Utilities: $42,000 ($3.51)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,287,000 ($1026.65)

Somersworth government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,672,000 ($223.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $460,000 ($38.44)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $281,000 ($23.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $92,000 ($7.69)
    Other: $85,000 ($7.10)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $4,000 ($0.33)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $58,000 ($4.85)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $277,000 ($23.15)
    Other: $128,000 ($10.70)
    Electric Utilities: $73,000 ($6.10)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $264,000 ($22.06)
    Rents: $176,000 ($14.71)
    Interest Earnings: $124,000 ($10.36)
    Sale of Property: $122,000 ($10.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,509,000 ($209.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $13,060,000 ($1091.24)
    General Local Government Support: $602,000 ($50.30)
    Highways: $230,000 ($19.22)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Tax - Property: $29,669,000 ($2479.03)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $139,000 ($11.61)
    Other License: $13,000 ($1.09)

Somersworth government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,523,000 ($2299.72)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,600,000 ($2055.48)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,923,000 ($244.23)

Somersworth government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,941,000 ($1833.31)

7.77% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,820 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.77%
New Hampshire average:

6.87%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($701 average AGI)
Strafford County:

0.12%
New Hampshire average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Rockingham County, NH  2.30% ($52,198 average AGI)
from York County, ME  0.89% ($58,471)
from Hillsborough County, NH  0.47% ($45,983)


7.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,385 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.21%
New Hampshire average:

6.70%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($194 average AGI)
Strafford County:

0.04%
New Hampshire average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Rockingham County, NH  1.89% ($57,876 average AGI)
to York County, ME  0.96% ($49,083)
to Hillsborough County, NH  0.39% ($44,500)
Businesses in Somersworth, NH
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Advance Auto Parts1Nissan1
AutoZone1Payless1
Burger King1Penske1
CVS1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
Circle K1Starbucks1
Dressbarn1Subaru1
Dunkin Donuts2Subway1
Fashion Bug1T-Mobile2
FedEx1T.J.Maxx1
GNC2Taco Bell1
GameStop1Target1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Home Depot1UPS1
Hyundai1Walmart1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in Somersworth:

  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTSN (1270 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, NH; Owner: GARRISON CITY BROADCASTING, 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)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGIP (1540 AM; 5 kW; EXETER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDER (1320 AM; 10 kW; DERRY, NH; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. OF NH)
  • WGIR (610 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Somersworth:

  • WBYY (98.7 FM; SOMERSWORTH, NH; Owner: GARRISON CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOKQ (97.5 FM; DOVER, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQSO (96.7 FM; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUBB (95.3 FM; YORK CENTER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSHK (105.3 FM; KITTERY, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPHX-FM (92.1 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WSEW (88.5 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: WORD RADIO EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WUNH (91.3 FM; DURHAM, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WMEX (106.5 FM; FARMINGTON, NH; Owner: WIMMEX, LLC)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHEB (100.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLKZ (104.9 FM; WOLFEBORO, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WERZ (107.1 FM; EXETER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNHI (93.3 FM; BELMONT, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W282AB (104.3 FM; DOVER, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Somersworth:

  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WENH-TV (Channel 11; DURHAM, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPXG (Channel 21; CONCORD, NH; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Somersworth fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 7.5mTotal length
  • $9,426,000Total costs
  • 18,700Total average daily traffic
  • 935Total average daily truck traffic
  • 27,676Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Somersworth)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Somersworth Police Dept 5 Main St (Lat: 43.259806 Lon: -70.867000), Call Sign: KQL828,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.475 MHz, 156.090 MHz, Grant Date: 05/03/2012, Expiration Date: 07/01/2022, Registrant: Nh Dept. Of Safety/Emergency Services And Communications, 33 Hazen Dr (Mailing), Concord, NH 03305, Phone: (603) 528-7541, Fax: (603) 271-6629, Email:
  • 5 Main St (Lat: 43.263417 Lon: -70.861444), Call Sign: KTG678, Licensee ID: L00053284,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.725 MHz, Grant Date: 10/24/2001, Expiration Date: 11/17/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/03/2011, Registrant: County Of Strafford, 5 Main St, Somersworth, NH 03878, Phone: (603) 692-3131
  • Lat: 43.236556 Lon: -70.882556, Call Sign: WQFD967,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.762 MHz, 467.837 MHz, 467.850 MHz, 467.875 MHz, 467.900 MHz, Grant Date: 03/30/2016, Expiration Date: 06/23/2026, Certifier: Michael Celeste, Registrant: Home Depot Inc, 2455 Paces Ferry Rd, Atlanta, GA 30339, Phone: (770) 433-8211, Fax: (770) 384-3935, Email:
  • Lat: 43.256611 Lon: -70.906472, Call Sign: WQFT479,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.3000 MHz, Grant Date: 07/07/2016, Expiration Date: 09/28/2026, Certifier: George Vierra, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • SOMERSWORTH, NH, Lat: 43.260000 Lon: -70.862222, Call Sign: WQXW849, Licensee ID: L00273650,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.537 MHz, 456.562 MHz, 456.612 MHz, 456.637 MHz, 457.412 MHz, 457.637 MHz, 457.687 MHz, 457.887 MHz, 467.462 MHz, Grant Date: 06/30/2016, Expiration Date: 06/30/2026, Certifier: Brian Mcnamara, Registrant: Aclara Technologies LLC, 30400 Solon Rd, Solon, OH 44139, Phone: (440) 528-7200, Email:
  • SOMERSWORTH, NH, Lat: 43.260000 Lon: -70.862222, Call Sign: WRDB732, Licensee ID: L00273650,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.237 MHz, 456.387 MHz, 456.412 MHz, 456.462 MHz, 457.112 MHz, 457.762 MHz, 457.862 MHz, 467.512 MHz, Grant Date: 03/21/2019, Expiration Date: 03/21/2029, Certifier: Brian Mcnamara, Registrant: Aclara Technologies LLC, 30400 Solon Rd, Solon, OH 44139, Phone: (440) 528-7200, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Somersworth)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Somersworth)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED67$194,82145$143,489200$163,63024$68,0834$626,25019$120,94711$36,182
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$212,2007$158,42914$173,0004$9,7500$02$142,5001$20,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$165,54519$79,368107$179,73817$24,2350$08$99,00026$37,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$165,33311$111,54557$189,1401$10,0000$07$142,4293$38,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$018$193,2220$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0830.01 , 0830.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$226,6679$215,556
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$212,5000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$08$200,375
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$118,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0830.01 , 0830.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Somersworth, NH
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Somersworth, NH - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 32. The highest number of reported fires - 71 took place in 2007, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Somersworth, NH When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (43.1%), and Outside Fires (41.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Somersworth, NH
    • 22043.1%Structure Fires
    • 21441.9%Outside Fires
    • 5210.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 254.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Somersworth, NH
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Somersworth, NH
  • 73.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.1%Utility gas
  • 4.0%Wood
  • 2.7%Electricity
  • 2.0%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Somersworth, NH
  • 39.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 32.4%Utility gas
  • 11.8%Electricity
  • 7.8%No fuel used
  • 6.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Other fuel


Somersworth compared to New Hampshire state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.

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  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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