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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Bow is a town in New Hampshire with a population of 7,692. Bow is in Merrimack County and is one of the best places to live in New Hampshire. Living in Bow offers residents a 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
$306,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,061
National
$949
Area Feel
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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    51.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    127.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    243
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    38.4
    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
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Bow

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$110,274
National
$55,322

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Bow Reviews

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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.
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Great variety of businesses in Concord, which is minutes from Bow. Everything from locally owned Vegan restaurant to most of the chains. Lots of good Mexican food! Downtown Concord has a lot of local stores - clothing, gift shops, a couple of real barber shops, several churches of many denominations, rental shop, banks, everything you need.

Bow itself has very few consumer businesses. There is one chinese restaurant, one hotel, one bank, one gas station.
I've lived here for about a year and a half, and Bow is a very nice place to live. It's very family-friendly, has a great school system, and has plenty of nice outdoor spaces that residents can enjoy. It's a quiet place, very sleepy and residential. Shopping and dining options are close by in concord or hooksett, depending which side of town you live on. The taxes are very high, however