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Population (year 2000): 11,477. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,720 (+2.1% change)
Males: 5,521 (48.1%), Females: 5,956 (51.9%)

Median resident age: 34.9 years
Median household income: $42,739 (year 2000)
Median house value: $105,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Somersworth:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Other race (0.6%)
  • Black (0.6%)

Ancestries: French (20.1%), Irish (19.5%), French Canadian (15.3%), English (15.1%), German (7.2%), United States (7.0%).

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Elevation: 204 feet

Land area: 9.8 square miles

Somersworth,

For population 25 years and over in Somersworth

  • High school or higher: 84.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Somersworth city

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 52.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

1.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +277 (+2.5%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Haverhill, (35.9 miles pop. 58,969).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (66.1 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (273.5 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: ME (1.3 miles Berwick, NH (4.0 miles Rollinsford, NH Dover, (4.3 miles Berwick, ME (4.7 miles South NH (6.7 miles Madbury, NH Rochester, (7.5 miles NH Durham, (8.7 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 9 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $70,800
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $70,400
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $70,500
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2001: 23 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2002: 24 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2004: 49 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2005: 64 buildings, average cost: $121,900

Latitude: 43.25 N, Longitude: 70.88 W

Area code: 603


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (23.4%), Educational,health and social services (19.6%), Retail trade (14.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -987 (-8.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,132 (19.8%)


 

Crime in Somersworth by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Murders 1 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 8.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 3 3 0 1
    per 100,000 8.7 26.1 26.1 0.0 8.7
Robberies 0 6 5 2 11
    per 100,000 0.0 52.3 43.6 17.4 95.8
Assaults 5 7 8 19 9
    per 100,000 43.6 61.0 69.7 165.5 78.4
Burglaries 62 59 45 56 35
    per 100,000 540.2 514.1 392.1 487.9 305.0
Thefts 432 458 348 420 441
    per 100,000 3764.0 3990.6 3032.2 3659.5 3842.5
Auto thefts 28 34 57 42 17
    per 100,000 244.0 296.2 496.6 365.9 148.1
228.8 257.6 225.9 248.1 234.8


Average climate in Somersworth, New Hampshire

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Somersworth,

Somersworth-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New Hampshire state average. It is 54% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.7 miles away from the Somersworth city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/14/1963, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: John Wentworth Jr..


Hospitals/medical centers near Somersworth:
  • WENTWORTH-DOUGLASS HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; DOVER, NH)
  • FRISBIE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; ROCHESTER, NH)
  • PORTSMOUTH REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Somersworth:
  • PEASE INTERNATIONAL TRADEPORT (about 14 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH; ID: PSM)
  • MANCHESTER (about 45 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
  • PORTLAND INTL JETPORT (about 48 miles; PORTLAND, ME; ID: PWM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Somersworth:
  • SKYHAVEN (about 4 miles; ROCHESTER, NH; ID: DAW)
  • LITTLEBROOK AIR PARK (about 12 miles; ELIOT, ME; ID: 3B4)
  • SANFORD REGIONAL (about 16 miles; SANFORD, ME; ID: SFM)

Amtrak stations near Somersworth:
  • 4 miles: DOVER (33 CHESTNUT ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 9 miles: DURHAM (3 DEPOT RD.). Services: ticket office.
  • 20 miles: WELLS (696 SANFORD ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 13 $42,510 $39,240 0 $0
Fire - Other 0 $0   1 $1,152
Streets and Highways 13 $43,045 $39,733 1 $966
Welfare 1 $3,043 $36,516 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 2 $6,019 $36,114 8 $3,641
Water Supply 6 $21,374 $42,748 0 $0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 282 $718,684 $30,582 44 $96,818
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 34 $68,304 $24,107 56 $64,714
Local Libraries 3 $9,757 $39,028 5 $3,774
Other and Unallocable 0 $0   2 $1,346
Financial Administration 6 $20,794 $41,588 1 $1,603
Other Government Administration 8 $33,107 $49,660 11 $8,831
Judicial and Legal 1 $3,508 $42,096 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 24 $85,037 $42,518 0 $0
Police - Other 7 $16,445 $28,191 3 $1,953
Totals for Government 400 $1,071,627 $32,148 132 $184,798


College/University in Somersworth:
  • EMPIRE BEAUTY SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 51; Location: 362 RTE 108; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Somersworth:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE-MAIN CAMPUS (about 11 miles; DURHAM, NH; Full-time enrollment: 12,586)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND-UNIVERSITY CAMPUS (about 33 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; HAVERHILL, MA; FT enrollment: 3,388)
  • SAINT JOSEPHS COLLEGE (about 41 miles; STANDISH, ME; FT enrollment: 2,376)
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE (about 42 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; FT enrollment: 3,251)
  • MERRIMACK COLLEGE (about 43 miles; NORTH ANDOVER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,384)
  • NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; DANVERS, MA; FT enrollment: 3,663)
Public high school in Somersworth:
  • SOMERSWORTH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 600; Location: 11 MEMORIAL DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Somersworth:
  • TRI-CITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 324; Location: 150 WEST HIGH STREET; Grades: PK - 12)
  • S ESTRN NEW HAMPSHIRE CHRISTIA (Students: 148; Location: 12 ROCKY HILL ROAD; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Somersworth:
  • SOMERSWORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 588; Location: 7 MEMORIAL DR; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • MAPLE WOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 482; Location: 184 MAPLE ST; Grades: PK - 04)
  • HILLTOP SCHOOL (Students: 139; Location: 17 GRAND ST; Grades: 01 - 04)
Private primary/middle school in Somersworth:
  • SOMERSWORTH CHILD CARE CENTER (Students: 120; Location: 15 BARTLETT AVENUE; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Somersworth:
  • SOMERSWORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $214,802; Location: 25 MAIN STREET; 47,620 books; 993 audio materials; 851 video materials; 117 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Somersworth: Sunningdale Country Club (A), Lions Club Ice Rink and Fishing Pond (B), Greater Somersworth Chamber of Commerce (C), The Works Athletic Club (D), Somersworth City Hall (E), Somersworth Public Library (F).

Shopping Centers: Somersworth Shopping Center (1), Tri-City Shopping Center (2), Washington Street Shopping Center (3).

Churches in Somersworth include: Tri City Church (A), Somersworth Pentecostal Church (B), First Parish United Church (C), Faith Church (D).

Cemeteries: Forest Glade Cemetery (1), Somersworth Cemetery (2), Holy Trinity Cemetery (3), Hussy Cemetery (4).

Lakes and reservoirs: Willand Pond (A), Lily Pond (B), Salmon Falls River Reservoir (C).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Peters Marsh Brook (A), Tates Brook (B).

Parks in Somersworth include: Hilltop Fun Center (1), Jules Bisson Park (2), Forest Glade Park (3), Noble Pines Park (4).


Somersworth compared to New Hampshire state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Somersworth:
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTSN (1270 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, NH; Owner: GARRISON CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGIP (1540 AM; 5 kW; EXETER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDER (1320 AM; 10 kW; DERRY, NH; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. OF NH)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Somersworth:
  • WBYY (98.7 FM; SOMERSWORTH, NH; Owner: GARRISON CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOKQ (97.5 FM; DOVER, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQSO (96.7 FM; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUBB (95.3 FM; YORK CENTER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPHX-FM (92.1 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WSEW (88.5 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: WORD RADIO EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSHK (105.3 FM; KITTERY, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUNH (91.3 FM; DURHAM, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHEB (100.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMEX (106.5 FM; FARMINGTON, NH; Owner: WIMMEX, LLC)
  • WERZ (107.1 FM; EXETER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLKZ (104.9 FM; WOLFEBORO, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • W282AB (104.3 FM; DOVER, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSAK (102.1 FM; HAMPTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Somersworth:
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WENH-TV (Channel 11; DURHAM, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)

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