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Welcome to Bow ...

Bow is located in Merrimack County<1>.

The location of Bow has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bow has a population of 8,001 people<3> (see below for details).

Bow is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Bow lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Bow is located in the (603) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bow had an population of 8,001 people. This is an increase of 6.41% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bow had a population of 7,519 people (or 5.13% of the total population of Merrimack County). This makes Bow the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Bow represents 0.57% of the population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 40th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,519 people, the population of Bow increased 5.34% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,138 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bow.

Communities Also Named Bow ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Bow - they are located in Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bow.

Communities near Bow ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bow.

  • Manchester [Hillsborough County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
    • Manchester [Hillsborough County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Bow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 112,546 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manchester<6>
  • Merrimack [Hillsborough County]
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    • Merrimack [Hillsborough County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Bow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,452 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrimack have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrimack
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merrimack<6>
  • Bedford [Hillsborough County]
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    • Bedford [Hillsborough County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Bow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,957 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bedford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedford<6>
  • Goffstown [Hillsborough County]
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    • Goffstown [Hillsborough County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Bow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,136 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goffstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goffstown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goffstown<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Amherst [Hillsborough County]
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      • Amherst [Hillsborough County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Bow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,418 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amherst<6>
    • Raymond [Rockingham County]
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      • Raymond [Rockingham County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Bow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,573 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<6>
    • Weare [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weare
      • Weare [Hillsborough County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Bow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weare
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weare<6>
    • Hillsboro [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
      • Hillsboro [Hillsborough County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Bow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,019 people
      • Hillsboro has also been known as:
      • Hillsborough
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<6>
    • New Boston [Hillsborough County]
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      • New Boston [Hillsborough County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Bow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,941 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Boston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Boston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Boston<6>
    • Hopkinton [Merrimack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopkinton
      • Hopkinton [Merrimack County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Bow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,827 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopkinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopkinton<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bow. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bow.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bow. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bow.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bow. See our Newspapers Page for Bow.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bow ...

Looking for more information about Bow? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bow, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bow.

Adding Bow to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bow in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bow was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bow on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of New Hampshire

About Merrimack County

About New Hampshire

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bow. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of New Hampshire: https://www.nh.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Hampshire's counties, including Merrimack, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bow.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bow - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bow) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1334, Longitude: -71.5312       In this case, the coordinates for Bow have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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