Bow, New Hampshire


Bow, New Hampshire

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Bow, New Hampshire
nickname =
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mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location in Merrimack County, New Hampshire
settlement_type = Town


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New Hampshire
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Merrimack
government_type =
leader_title = Board of Selectmen
leader_name = Thomas A. Fagan, Chair
Leon S. Kenison
Harold T. Judd
Eric E. Anderson
Jack P. Crisp, Jr.
established_title = Incorporated
established_date = 1727
area_magnitude = 1 E8
area_total_km2 = 73.7
area_total_sq_mi = 28.5
area_land_km2 = 72.7
area_land_sq_mi = 28.1
area_water_km2 = 1.0
area_water_sq_mi = 0.4
area_water_percent = 1.40
population_as_of = 2000
population_note =
population_total = 7138
population_density_km2 = 98.2
population_density_sq_mi = 254.3
timezone = Eastern
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = Eastern
utc_offset_DST = -4
latd = 43 |latm = 07 |lats = 55 |latNS = N
longd = 71 |longm = 32 |longs = 57 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 182
elevation_ft = 597
website = [http://www.bow-nh.com/ www.bow-nh.com]
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 03304
area_code = 603
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 33-06500
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0873548
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Bow is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 7,138 at the 2000 census.

History

Incorporated in 1727, the town was one of several formed to ease population pressures on the Seacoast. The town's name comes from its establishment along an arch, or "bow", in the Merrimack River. The first census, taken in 1790, reported 568 residents.

Notable inhabitants

*Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910), born in Bow, founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of convert|28.5|sqmi|km2, of which convert|28.1|sqmi|km2|abbr=on is land and convert|0.4|sqmi|km2|abbr=on is water, comprising 1.40% of the town. The highest point in Bow is Picked Hill, at convert|915|ft|m above sea level, in the southern part of town. Nearby Wood Hill and Brown Hill also top convert|900|ft|m. Bow lies fully within the Merrimack River watershed.cite book |title=Water Use in New Hampshire: An Activities Guide for Teachers |url=http://nh.water.usgs.gov/Publications/nh.intro.html |last=Foster |first=Debra H. |coauthors=Batorfalvy, Tatianna N.; and Medalie, Laura |publisher=U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Geological Survey |year=1995]

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 7,138 people, 2,304 households, and 2,045 families residing in the town. The population density was 254.3 people per square mile (98.2/km²). There were 2,330 housing units at an average density of 83.0/sq mi (32.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.79% White, 0.13% African American, 0.10% Native American, 1.04% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

There were 2,304 households out of which 49.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.0% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.2% were non-families. 8.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.6% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $79,329, and the median income for a family was $83,567. Males had a median income of $60,375 versus $30,929 for females. The per capita income for the town was $29,557. About 2.0% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.6% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education

In 1997 Bow built its first high school, Bow High School, along Turee Pond. Bow Memorial School (the middle school) and Bow Elementary School are located on Bow Center Road, less than a mile from the high school.

References

External links

* [http://www.bow-nh.com Town website]
* [http://www.nh.gov/nhes/elmi/htmlprofiles/bow.html New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile]


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