Living in Somersworth, NH

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Somersworth SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8
Diversity
7
Safety
6
Amenities
8
Education
8
Commute
7

Somersworth, NH Crime Report

349
Total Crimes
2,927.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
14.00%
Above National Average

Somersworth, NH Cost Of Living

105
Somersworth's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average

Somersworth, New Hampshire Info Snack

Somersworth is a city in Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 11,766 at the 2010 census. Somersworth has the smallest area and third-lowest population of New Hampshire's 13 cities.
Population
11,883
Unemployment
6.0%
Poverty
8.5%
Median Home
$179,800
Median Income
$64,786
Median Rent
$1,037

Somersworth, NH Photos

Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Somersworth in New Hampshire

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3

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4

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Map Of Somersworth, NH

Population over time in Somersworth

Year Population % Change
2017 11,883 0.7%
2016 11,797 0.3%
2015 11,756 -0.2%
2014 11,778 0.1%
2013 11,765 -0.1%
2012 11,780 -0.0%
2011 11,782 -0.4%
2010 11,830 0.1%
2009 11,822 -
Crime/100k Somersworth NH USA
Violent Crime 251.7 173.2 368.9
Murder 0.0 1.5 5.0
Robbery 67.1 26.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 117.4 105.8 246.8
Property Crime 2676.2 1248.5 2199.5
Burglary 176.2 136.2 376.0
Larceny 2374.2 1048.2 1594.6
Car Theft 125.8 64.1 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Somersworth

White
83.5% (9,922)
African American
2.8% (331)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
7.2% (857)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.3% (34)
Two Or More
3.2% (384)
Hispanic
3.0% (355)
Race Somersworth NH USA
White 83.5% 90.4% 61.1%
African American 2.8% 1.3% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 7.2% 2.7% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.2% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.0% 3.6% 17.8%

Household Income For Somersworth, New Hampshire

Less than $10,000
6.2% (73,215)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.2% (37,570)
$15,000 to $24,999
7.3% (86,702)
$25,000 to $34,999
5.6% (65,989)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.8% (188,095)
$50,000 to $74,999
22.1% (262,032)
$75,000 to $99,999
15.8% (187,854)
$100,000 to $149,999
17.1% (203,027)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.2% (61,654)
$200,000 or more
1.9% (22,157)
Income Somersworth NH USA
Less than $10,000 6.2% 3.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.2% 3.2% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.3% 7.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 5.6% 7.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.8% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 22.1% 17.5% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 15.8% 14.0% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 17.1% 18.5% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.2% 8.5% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.9% 8.4% 7.0%

Gender in Somersworth

Female
52.4% (6,225)
Male
47.6% (5,657)
Gender Somersworth NH USA
Female 52.4% 50.5% 50.8%
Male 47.6% 49.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Somersworth for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (237)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (712)
High School / GED
37.0% (4,396)
Some College
19.0% (2,257)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (1,188)
Bachelor's Degree
20.0% (2,376)
Master's Degree
5.0% (594)
Professional Degree
1.0% (118)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Somersworth NH USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 2.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 37.0% 28.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 19.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 20.0% 22.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 11.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Somersworth

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

I have been a resident of Somersworth, NH for nearly three years now. I *chose* to live here, for 1,000 reasons that do not fit these narrow-minded metrics. However, I will not take issue with that. What I will dissect is the text written here about my chosen home.

According to the chatter weve read on forums, this ranking is valid. People complain about drug dealing, s*x clubs and other nefarious behavior. Fact is, Somersworth is the second most dangerous city you can live in New Hampshire."||||-"Chatter we've read on forums." Is this the scientific research that you speak of- Nice.

"Theres a lot of Section 8 housing here, and apparently, you have to stay away from certain areas of downtown.There was a murder in town in 2013, and you have a 1 in 25 chance of being the victim of a robbery, most likely a car or home break in. Yikes."

I love the scientific correlation between Section 8 and rampant crime. Gosh, those Section 8 tenants should just be dropped off into the ocean and the world would be a better place. Oh shoot - that's in Portsmouth. G*d forbid someone who was down on their luck wander a toe over into the precious mecca of everything awesome and beautiful. ||||"The fact remains there are far better options if you want to commute into Portsmouth."

Speak of the devil! Well, you know life would have many far better options if the entire populous of Somersworth received a 500% pay grade increase. Perhaps instead of fleeing the treacherous wastelands described here, those shiny new tax dollars could go into making Somersworth shiny and beautiful."

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