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 is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. 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 (16.72%), office and administrative support (12.50%), and sales jobs (11.47%).

A relatively large number of people in Bow telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.81% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Bow a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Bow has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Bow’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

As is often the case in a small town, Bow doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

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 $42,764, which is wealthy relative to New Hampshire and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $171,056 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, German, French , and French Canadian.

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