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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Bow is a town in New Hampshire with a population of 7,816. Bow is in Merrimack County and is one of the best places to live in New Hampshire. Living in Bow offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Bow tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Bow are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$317,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,138
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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Bow Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    25.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    50.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    445.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    63.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Bow

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$117,961
National
$55,322

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Bow Reviews

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I love these people on here who complain about lack of diversity in Bow. If you want diversity than move to Manchester and enjoy the shoddy schools and high crime rate!
For me, Bow is a very quiet and safe town but lacks any decent restaurants and stores. There's no real work here so I have to commute to earn a decent living. It's great for families but I'm a single guy, so living in Bow it purgatory.
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I have lived in Bow for a year and I really like it! I like the community services that are offered and I think the schools are pretty great (at least the high school which I have attended). I think the town lacks diversity (which is something that they can't really help too much) and things to do, but I wouldn't want Bow to become too built up.
Bow is a family friendly town with good school systems! The only downsize is there isn’t really any shops in town but Its only a short drive from concord. I love the residents and the community. I love that it’s a small town and you know your neighbors. Would recommend it to any new families with school age children.