Bow is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 8,229 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bow is the 39th 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 87.65% 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 (15.98%), management occupations (13.07%), and healthcare (12.72%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Bow telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.61% 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.
Bow is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Bow’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
If knowledge is power, Bow is a pretty powerful place. 56.14% of the adults in Bow have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Bow in 2018 was $49,813, which is wealthy relative to New Hampshire and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $199,252 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 Irish, English, French, German, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Bow is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.