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Somersworth is a city in Strafford County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The latitude of Somersworth is 43.261N. The longitude is -70.865W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 233 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,786.


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Median household income
Local
$42,739
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Somersworth demographic reports
Somersworth is on the Salmon Falls River.
Former and merged names include:
· Sligo
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 21. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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6% of Somersworth residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Somersworth ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Somersworth was $19,592, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Somersworth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Somersworth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $556.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,088.


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Libraries in Somersworth include Somersworth Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Somersworth workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Somersworth between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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