Bow, NH
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Bow is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 7,734 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bow is the 40th largest community in New Hampshire.

Bow home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Hampshire, but Bow real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Bow is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.35% 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 management occupations (17.35%), sales jobs (13.20%), and office and administrative support (11.87%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.86% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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.

Being a small town, Bow does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Bow is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 49.15% of adults in Bow have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Bow in 2010 was $42,160, which is wealthy relative to New Hampshire and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,640 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, French , German, and French Canadian.

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