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Boscawen is a town in Merrimack County, in the Concord metro area.

The community was named after Sir Edward Boscawen, English admiral

The latitude of Boscawen is 43.315N. The longitude is -71.621W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 459 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,672.


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Median household income
Local
$42,524
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Boscawen demographic reports
Boscawen is on the Merrimack River
Former and merged names include:
· Contoocook
Once a thriving mill town, well known for its wool cloth
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Daniel Webster, statesman, who practiced law here
Nearby parks & recreation: Merrimack River State Forest
Historic sites and museums: Hannah Duston Memorial Historic Site
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Boscawen residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Boscawen ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Boscawen was $18,732, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Boscawen residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Boscawen, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $486.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,013.


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Libraries in Boscawen include Boscawen Branch, Boscawen Public Library ... View libraries

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Merrimack County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Boscawen political report.

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The average commute time for Boscawen workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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