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Welcome to Somersworth ...

The city of Somersworth is located in Strafford County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Somersworth has a population of 11,993 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Somersworth.

In the past, Somersworth was named Great Falls and Summersworth. For more information about the names of Somersworth, see The Names of Somersworth on our Genealogy Page.

Somersworth is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Somersworth lies within the (603) area code.

The ZIP code for Somersworth: 03878<4>

Websites for Somersworth ...

Official Website: www.somersworth.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Somersworth had an population of 11,993 people. This is an increase of 1.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Somersworth had a population of 11,766 people (or 9.55% of the total population of Strafford County). This makes Somersworth the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Somersworth represents 0.89% of the population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 25th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,766 people, the population of Somersworth increased 2.52% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 11,477 people).

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

Communities near Somersworth ...

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

  • Rochester [Strafford County]
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    • Rochester [Strafford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Somersworth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,719 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rochester<6>
  • Portsmouth [Rockingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
    • Portsmouth [Rockingham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Somersworth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,557 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portsmouth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portsmouth<6>
  • Sanford [York County]
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    • Sanford [York County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Somersworth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,253 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanford<6>
  • Durham [Strafford County]
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    • Durham [Strafford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Somersworth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,441 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durham have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durham<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Exeter [Rockingham County]
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      • Exeter [Rockingham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Somersworth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,296 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exeter<6>
    • York [York County]
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      • York [York County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Somersworth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,329 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for York have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<6>
    • Kennebunk [York County]
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      • Kennebunk [York County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Somersworth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,706 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennebunk<6>
    • Wells [York County]
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      • Wells [York County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Somersworth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,819 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wells<6>
    • Kittery [York County]
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      • Kittery [York County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Somersworth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,876 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kittery have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kittery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kittery<6>
    • Barrington [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrington
      • Barrington [Strafford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Somersworth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,231 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barrington<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 Somersworth. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Somersworth.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Somersworth. 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 Somersworth.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Somersworth. Our list includes 25 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Somersworth.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Somersworth ...

Looking for more information about Somersworth? 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 Somersworth, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Somersworth.

Adding Somersworth to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Somersworth 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 Somersworth was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Somersworth on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Hampshire (1912).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Somersworth: www.somersworth.com/

The official website for Strafford County: www.co.strafford.nh.us/

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 Strafford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Somersworth.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Somersworth - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Somersworth). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Somersworth or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Somersworth) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Somersworth. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SomersworthOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Somersworth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2617, Longitude: -70.8654    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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