Population: 8,096

Male 50% Female 50%
Married 73%
Single 27%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Bow has a very low population density. Bow is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

288 Bow
27,441 New York

City Info

Bow, NH is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 10/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Bow has a population density of 288, with 8,096 current residents.

Out of the 8,096 current residents, 50% are male and 50% are female. 73% of the residents are married and 27% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 55% Sun
  • 37% Rain
  • 64% Snow


46°F average temperature

  • 27 years Median home age
  • $259,580 Median home price
  • -0.6% Home appreciation rate
  • 24.31% Annual property tax
  • 94.3%
    Homes owned
  • 4.6%
    Homes rented
  • 1.2%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Bow, the air quality is 73% and the weather, on average, is 55% sunny, 37% rainy, and 64% snowy. The average temperature is 46°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Bow, you should know that 94.3% of homes are owned while 4.6% of homes are rented, and 1.2% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $259,580, the median age of homes is 27 years, the annual home appreciation is -0.60% and the annual property tax is 24.31%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Bow, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Bow’s crime rate is 1 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Bow is 40 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 53.16% Democratic, 45.79% Republican, and 1.05% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:13


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 95%
    High school diploma
  • 9%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 30%
    Bachelors degree
  • 15%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Bow, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 4.20% of residents are unemployed in Bow (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Bow residents: 23.6% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 28.23% are in the arts and sciences field, 6.9% are in the customer service field, 27.7% are in the sales field, 0.59% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 5.6% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 7.4% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 94.66%, 9.30% of residents have an associate’s degree, 30.30% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 15.33% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Bow, you should be aware that the average commute time is 27 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Bow have a few different options. 89% of commuters use their own cars, 6% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 6% of residents work from home.

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