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Strafford County, New Hampshire (NH)

County population in 2014: 125,604 (68% urban, 32% rural); it was 112,233 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 22,616
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,626
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 27,426
Renter-occupied apartments: 15,858 (it was 15,155 in 2000)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

29%

Land area: 369 sq. mi.

Water area: 15.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 341 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Strafford County: 131.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.2%), Educational, health and social services (17.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Strafford County, New Hampshire:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.7%)
  • Asian alone (2.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
New Hampshire median age:  41.0 years
Males: 61,211  (48.7%)
Females: 64,393  (51.3%)
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Strafford County,NH real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Strafford County:

2.0 people
New Hampshire:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $61,563 ($44,803 in 1999)

This county:

$61,563
New Hampshire:

$70,303

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $829 (lower quartile is $667, upper quartile is $1,040)
This county:

$829
State:

$895


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $215,900 (it was $112,100 in 2000)
Strafford:

$215,900
New Hampshire:

$244,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $149,700 - $295,100
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,707
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $744

Institutionalized population: 993
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Health of residents in Strafford County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
74.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
50.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
76.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
73.2% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 165 pounds. This is about average.
23.6% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 674 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2005: 626 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2006: 456 buildings, average cost: $164,100
  • 2007: 411 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 2008: 214 buildings, average cost: $163,000
  • 2009: 182 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2010: 208 buildings, average cost: $159,000
  • 2011: 181 buildings, average cost: $146,600
  • 2012: 172 buildings, average cost: $169,500
  • 2013: 211 buildings, average cost: $163,200
  • 2014: 186 buildings, average cost: $169,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $5,625 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $4,504 (2.6%)

Strafford County household income distribution in 2009 Strafford County home values distribution Strafford County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 12.1%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.4% for Black residents, 15.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.5% for American Indian residents, 9.2% for other race residents, 17.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 12.1%
Strafford County:

12.1%
New Hampshire:

8.2%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.4% for Black residents, 14.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.5% for American Indian residents, 9.2% for other race residents, 15.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 29 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 20 years old)

Area name: Portsmouth-Rochester, NH HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Strafford County is $768 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $957 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1263 a month.

Cities in this county include: Rochester, Dover, Somersworth, Durham, Barrington, Lee, Milton, Strafford, Farmington, Rollinsford.

Strafford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Fremont County, Wyoming , Genesee County, New York , Houston County, Minnesota , Montcalm County, Michigan , Vernon County, Wisconsin , Palo Alto County, Iowa .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
New Hampshire:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 12,656
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,813 (48% naturalized citizens)

Strafford County:

3.4%
Whole state:

4.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 955
  • 1990 to 1994: 499
  • 1985 to 1989: 429
  • 1980 to 1984: 388
  • 1975 to 1979: 265
  • 1970 to 1974: 139
  • 1970 to 1974: 145
  • 1965 to 1969: 993
Note: State values scaled to Strafford County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 58.8%

Strafford County marital status for males Strafford County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 25,095
  • One, attached: 1,504
  • Two: 3,006
  • 3 or 4: 3,871
  • 5 to 9: 3,025
  • 10 to 19: 1,318
  • 20 or more: 2,631
  • Mobile homes: 4,996
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 93

Housing units in Strafford County with a mortgage: 14,272 (1,076 second mortgage, 1,791 home equity loan, 38 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,298

Here:

72.9% with mortgage
State:

74.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Strafford County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic22,11211
Mainline Protestant5,29921
Evangelical Protestant4,14337
Other1,50413
Orthodox5752
None89,510-
Strafford County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 21
Strafford County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 30
This county:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 46
Strafford County:

3.80 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 99
This county:

8.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Strafford County:

8.8%
New Hampshire:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Strafford County:

26.2%
State:

24.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.0%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Strafford County:

Average size of farms: 120 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $35,136
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $786.88
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 43.61%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 37.06%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $38,151
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.51%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $36,669
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.05%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.19
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 39.50%
Corn for grain: 12 harvested acres
Vegetables: 291 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 113 acres

Earthquake activity:

Strafford County-area historical earthquake activity is near New Hampshire state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 35.5 miles away from Strafford County center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 175.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 161.0 miles away from the county center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 160.1 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 66.7 miles away from Strafford County center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New Hampshire Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 26, 2015 to January 29, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4209: March 25, 2015, FEMA Id: 4209, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New Hampshire Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 11, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4105: March 19, 2013, FEMA Id: 4105, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New Hampshire Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to October 31, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3360: October 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 3360, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Hampshire Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011 to October 30, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3344: November 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 3344, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • New Hampshire Tropical Storm Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 06, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4026: September 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 4026, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • New Hampshire Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 23, 2010 to March 03, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1892: March 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1892, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • New Hampshire Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 23, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1812: January 02, 2009, FEMA Id: 1812, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • New Hampshire Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 23, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3297: December 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 3297, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • New Hampshire Severe Storms, Tornado, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1782: August 11, 2008, FEMA Id: 1782, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • New Hampshire Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2007 to April 23, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1695: April 27, 2007, FEMA Id: 1695, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Strafford County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (20%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Ireland (4%)
  • India (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Greece (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Strafford County (%):

  • English (16%)
  • Irish (15%)
  • French (except Basque) (14%)
  • French Canadian (11%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • Italian (6%)
  • German (6%)

Strafford County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 46,894 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 6,100 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 418 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 22 (0%)
  • Railroad: 68 (0%)
  • Taxi: 48 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 26 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 152 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,475 (4%)
  • Other means: 420 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,780 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Strafford County, New Hampshire in 2000:

  • 4,573 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 702 people in nursing homes
  • 163 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 141 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 73 people in other group homes
  • 35 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 30 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 16 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 12 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

People in group quarters in Strafford County, New Hampshire in 2010:

  • 7,265 people in college/university student housing
  • 539 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 409 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 77 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 53 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 43 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 26 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,257.

6.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,594 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
New Hampshire average:

6.07%


0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($289 average AGI)
Strafford County:

0.06%
New Hampshire average:

0.04%

3.33% relocated from other counties in New Hampshire ($18,601 average AGI)
3.50% relocated from other states ($20,704 average AGI)
Strafford County:

3.50%
New Hampshire average:

3.38%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Rockingham County, NH  1.99% ($41,933 average AGI)
from York County, ME  0.75% ($34,055)
from Hillsborough County, NH  0.37% ($34,062)
from Carroll County, NH  0.32% ($35,032)
from Merrimack County, NH  0.23% ($37,063)
from Belknap County, NH  0.19% ($32,211)
from Essex County, MA  0.18% ($38,618)


6.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,729 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.95%
New Hampshire average:

6.45%


0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($397 average AGI)
Strafford County:

0.07%
New Hampshire average:

0.06%

3.01% relocated to other counties in New Hampshire ($16,674 average AGI)
3.87% relocated to other states ($21,658 average AGI)
Strafford County:

3.87%
New Hampshire average:

3.75%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Rockingham County, NH  1.87% ($41,131 average AGI)
to York County, ME  0.87% ($34,957)
to Hillsborough County, NH  0.35% ($33,304)
to Merrimack County, NH  0.23% ($32,712)
to Carroll County, NH  0.22% ($31,833)
to Belknap County, NH  0.21% ($43,129)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.20% ($43,222)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.5

Births per 1000 population in Strafford County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Strafford County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Strafford County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Strafford County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Strafford County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 17,050 (13,526 aged, 3,524 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,131 (8%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Strafford County, New Hampshire in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,020)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (966)
  • Unspecified dementia (747)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (624)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (549)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (392)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (384)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (378)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (234)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (228)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.69
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,273
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 156
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 54,729

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,110
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 708
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 47
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 87

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 101.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 59.9
  • Other - 41.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 114,722
  • In family households: 90,890 (20,423 male householders, 9,439 female householders)
    22,797 spouses, 30,805 children (28,609 natural, 627 adopted, 1,569 stepchildren), 1,471 grandchildren, 649 brothers or sisters, 782 parents, 688 other relatives, 3,256 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 23,832 (8,241 male householders (5,585 living alone)), 8,997 female householders (6,782 living alone)), 6,594 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,421 (993 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 13,197 2-persons, 7,283 3-persons, 5,949 4-persons, 2,301 5-persons, 794 6-persons, 338 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,367 1-person, 3,803 2-persons, 638 3-persons, 310 4-persons, 71 5-persons, 29 6-persons, 20 7-or-more-persons.

18,381 married couples with children.
6,426 single-parent households (1,675 men, 4,751 women).

93.0% of residents of Strafford County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
4.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $614,898,000 ($5,201 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $40,205,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $284,085,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $100,366,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,708,000
Federal grants: $184,540,000
Federal procurement contracts: $15,066,000 ($4,194,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $28,133,000 ($6,131,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,872,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $56,658,000
Federal Government insurance: $36,442,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 7,062
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

57 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,391
Here:

37 per 1000 residents
State:

39 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +772
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,487
Here:

+29 per 1000 residents
State:

+31 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Strafford County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 11.64 millions of gallons per day (38% from ground, 62% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 67
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,091
  • 2000 to 2009: 6,141
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,284
  • 1980 to 1989: 8,192
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,030
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,958
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,509
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,088
  • 1939 or earlier: 12,333
Note: State values scaled to Strafford population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Strafford County, New Hampshire
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Strafford County population
  • 1 room: 17
  • 2 rooms: 122
  • 3 rooms: 540
  • 4 rooms: 3,601
  • 5 rooms: 5,931
  • 6 rooms: 6,754
  • 7 rooms: 4,595
  • 8 rooms: 3,132
  • 9+ rooms: 2,734
  • 1 room: 379
  • 2 rooms: 1,224
  • 3 rooms: 3,997
  • 4 rooms: 4,834
  • 5 rooms: 2,447
  • 6 rooms: 1,220
  • 7 rooms: 565
  • 8 rooms: 321
  • 9+ rooms: 168
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Strafford County, New Hampshire
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Strafford County population
  • no bedroom: 19
  • 1 bedroom: 853
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,470
  • 3 bedrooms: 13,048
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,001
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,035
  • no bedroom: 465
  • 1 bedroom: 4,900
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,545
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,468
  • 4 bedrooms: 632
  • 5+ bedrooms: 145
Cars and other vehicles available in Strafford County, New Hampshire in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Strafford County population
  • no vehicle: 706
  • 1 vehicle: 6,909
  • 2 vehicles: 13,701
  • 3 vehicles: 4,508
  • 4 vehicles: 1,152
  • 5+ vehicles: 450
  • no vehicle: 1,919
  • 1 vehicle: 6,991
  • 2 vehicles: 4,716
  • 3 vehicles: 1,053
  • 4 vehicles: 296
  • 5+ vehicles: 180

51% of Strafford County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in New Hampshire.

Strafford County:

50.9%
State average:

56.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 56,313
  • Northeast: 39,578
  • Midwest: 3,911
  • South: 4,590
  • West: 2,740

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $137,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Strafford County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (75.1%)
  • Utility gas (9.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.1%)
  • Wood (3.9%)
  • Electricity (2.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (42.2%)
  • Utility gas (28.1%)
  • Electricity (17.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.0%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,150
Here:

9.1%
New Hampshire:

8.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 727
Here:

12.2%
New Hampshire:

10.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,139
Here:

10.3%
New Hampshire:

36.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Strafford County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $3,762,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $16,907,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,863,000
    General - Other: $2,353,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,410,000
    Police Protection: $1,050,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,011,000
    Financial Administration: $695,000
    Central Staff Services: $591,000
    General Public Buildings: $379,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $241,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,045,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $185,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $6,244,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $221,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,234,000

Strafford County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $5,017,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $213,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,015,000
    Rents: $521,000
    Interest Earnings: $155,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $12,704,000
    All Other: $627,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,532,000

Strafford County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,362,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,362,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,577
  • Number of aged recipients: 69
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,508
  • Number of recipients under 18: 195
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,201
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 181
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 640
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 786
Strafford County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Strafford County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 24 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED541$189,296554$173,7452,579$191,024255$78,49015$544,733196$167,526115$61,548
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED29$176,86242$158,476198$188,69721$81,5713$691,66715$121,93315$59,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED105$178,629147$116,5031,108$197,609121$52,8102$358,00078$181,808136$57,125
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN49$171,20473$155,562626$202,51420$148,1504$1,362,50045$142,88917$62,588
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$176,40016$127,875140$201,27114$95,6430$05$223,80010$71,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 24 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED72$203,04270$238,8001$112,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED19$246,94729$250,7590$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED25$188,64029$214,7242$315,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$173,75019$222,1580$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$175,6672$130,0001$129,0001$122,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Strafford County, NH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John59174.1 years
Mary57280.6 years
Robert49671.2 years
Joseph46674.9 years
William43974.1 years
George43475.7 years
Charles34975.6 years
James31272.1 years
Helen28280.2 years
Dorothy27277.8 years
Most common last names in Strafford County, NH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith20576.7 years
Brown15376.4 years
Davis11878.0 years
Johnson9077.5 years
Clark7977.6 years
Roy7774.5 years
Gagne7474.4 years
Gagnon7275.4 years
Hayes7077.1 years
Young6976.2 years
Businesses in Strafford County, NH
NameCountNameCount
AT&T4La-Z-Boy2
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture2
Advance Auto Parts2Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
AutoZone2MasterBrand Cabinets16
Bed Bath & Beyond1Maurices1
Blockbuster1McDonald's4
Burger King3Microtel2
CVS1New Balance3
Chevrolet2Nissan1
Circle K4Panera Bread1
Comfort Inn1Payless2
Curves1Penske1
Days Inn1Pizza Hut1
Decora Cabinetry6Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack2
Dressbarn1Rite Aid7
Dunkin Donuts16Sears1
Famous Footwear1Shaw's1
Fashion Bug1Sprint Nextel3
FedEx15Staples2
Ford2Starbucks2
GNC6Subaru1
GameStop2Subway7
Goodwill4T-Mobile3
H&R Block4T.J.Maxx1
Haworth1Taco Bell1
Hilton1Target1
Holiday Inn2Toyota1
Home Depot2U-Haul8
Honda1UPS13
Hyundai1Verizon Wireless1
JCPenney1Volkswagen1
KFC2Walgreens2
Kmart1Walmart2
Kohl's1Wendy's3

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