Bow, NH

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Living in Bow

Bow is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 7,980 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bow is the 40th largest community in New Hampshire.

Housing costs in Bow are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Hampshire.

Bow is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.78% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bow is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bow who work in sales jobs (13.79%), management occupations (10.91%), and healthcare (10.89%).

Also of interest is that Bow has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Bow is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Bow really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Bow perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Bow. 55.43% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bow in 2018 was $48,900, which is wealthy relative to New Hampshire and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $195,600 for a family of four.

The people who call Bow home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bow residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bow include English, Irish, French, German, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Bow is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.