Bow, NH
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Bow is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 7,949 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 86.56% 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 (13.69%), office and administrative support (12.87%), and management occupations (11.84%).

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 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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

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

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Bow. 51.57% 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 2010 was $44,713, which is wealthy relative to New Hampshire and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $178,852 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, German, French, and French Canadian.

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