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Strafford County, New Hampshire (NH)

County population in 2017: 128,613 (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: 349 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Strafford County: 132.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.1%), Educational, health and social services (16.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Strafford County, NH (2017)
    • 115,532102.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,1783.7%Asian alone
    • 3,1172.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,9722.6%Two or more races
    • 1,3241.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 620.06%Some other race alone
    • 610.05%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

36.4 years
New Hampshire median age:

43.2 years
Males: 63,550  (49.4%)
Females: 65,063  (50.6%)
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Average household size:
Strafford County:

2.0 people
New Hampshire:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $71,057 ($44,803 in 1999)
This county:

$71,057
New Hampshire:

$73,381

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $963 (lower quartile is $793, upper quartile is $1,219)
This county:

$963
State:

$953


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $246,100 (it was $112,100 in 2000)
Strafford:

$246,100
New Hampshire:

$263,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $172,800 - $311,900

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $314,900
Here:

$314,900
State:

$317,831

Townhouses or other attached units: $278,112
Here:

$278,112
State:

$245,176

In 2-unit structures: $250,313
Here:

$250,313
State:

$236,912

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $136,731
Here:

$136,731
State:

$252,423

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $82,511
Here:

$82,511
State:

$183,195

Mobile homes: $57,757
Here:

$57,757
State:

$70,599

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,726
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $787

Institutionalized population: 993
Strafford County, NH map from a distance

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:

  • 1997: 320 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 1998: 368 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 1999: 448 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 2000: 562 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2001: 487 buildings, average cost: $132,200
  • 2002: 540 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2003: 581 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 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
  • 2015: 233 buildings, average cost: $181,700
  • 2016: 259 buildings, average cost: $184,200
  • 2017: 340 buildings, average cost: $170,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Strafford, NH residents
Average permit cost in Strafford, NH
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $5,819 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,475 (2.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Strafford, NH in 2017
Distribution of house value in Strafford, NH in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Strafford, NH in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.5%
Strafford County:

9.5%
New Hampshire:

7.7%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.6% for Black residents, 18.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.3% for American Indian residents, 5.7% for other race residents, 8.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 36.4 years old
(Males: 35.4 years old, Females: 37.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.3 years old, Black residents: 39.9 years old, American Indian residents: 36.1 years old, Asian residents: 32.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.2 years old, Other race residents: 29.3 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:

2.6%
New Hampshire:

2.8%

Unemployment by year in Strafford, NH
County total employment by year in Strafford, NH
County average yearly wages by year in Strafford, NH

Current college students: 12,656
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 33.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,661 (32.0% naturalized citizens)

Strafford County:

6.0%
Whole state:

6.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,9282010 or later
  • 1,6232000 to 2009
  • 1,0241990 to 1999
  • 8171980 to 1989
  • 4041970 to 1979
  • 1,138Before 1970

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: 30,773
  • One, attached: 2,554
  • Two: 3,003
  • 3 or 4: 4,556
  • 5 to 9: 3,596
  • 10 to 19: 1,501
  • 20 to 49: 2,302
  • 50 or more: 1,301
  • Mobile homes: 4,149
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 71

Housing units in Strafford County with a mortgage: 21,425 (291 second mortgage, 2,226 home equity loan, 131 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,781

Here:

70.0% with mortgage
State:

65.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Strafford County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Strafford

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 44,048 (77.4%)
  • Carpooled: 4,974 (8.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 905 (1.6%)
  • Railroad: 10 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 737 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 125 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 2,767 (4.9%)
  • Worked at home: 2,925 (5.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • India (15%)
  • Indonesia (9%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (9%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Dominican Republic (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Germany (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Strafford County


  • French Canadian (11%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • French (except Basque) (10%)
  • English (9%)
  • American (9%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • German (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $71,016.

7.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($52,820 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.77%
New Hampshire average:

6.87%


0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($701 average AGI)
Strafford County:

0.12%
New Hampshire average:

0.04%

3.73% relocated from other counties in New Hampshire ($23,588 average AGI)
3.92% relocated from other states ($28,531 average AGI)
Strafford County:

3.92%
New Hampshire average:

3.97%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Rockingham County, NH  2.30% ($52,198 average AGI)
from York County, ME  0.89% ($58,471)
from Hillsborough County, NH  0.47% ($45,983)
from Carroll County, NH  0.31% ($37,119)
from Merrimack County, NH  0.29% ($49,765)
from Essex County, MA  0.25% ($53,835)
from Belknap County, NH  0.20% ($46,422)


7.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($54,385 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.21%
New Hampshire average:

6.70%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($194 average AGI)
Strafford County:

0.04%
New Hampshire average:

0.06%

3.20% relocated to other counties in New Hampshire ($23,658 average AGI)
3.97% relocated to other states ($30,534 average AGI)
Strafford County:

3.97%
New Hampshire average:

3.78%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Rockingham County, NH  1.89% ($57,876 average AGI)
to York County, ME  0.96% ($49,083)
to Hillsborough County, NH  0.39% ($44,500)
to Carroll County, NH  0.30% ($48,471)
to Merrimack County, NH  0.26% ($46,947)
to Belknap County, NH  0.23% ($52,008)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.18% ($54,011)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Strafford County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Strafford County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Strafford County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Strafford County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 128,613
  • In family households: 92,335 (16,387 male householders, 13,441 female householders)
    22,973 spouses, 29,898 children (27,512 natural, 869 adopted, 1,517 stepchildren), 2,708 grandchildren, 606 brothers or sisters, 1,713 parents, 1,248 other relatives, 3,361 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 27,201 (9,439 male householders (6,569 living alone)), 9,721 female householders (7,219 living alone)), 8,041 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,077

Size of family households: 14,790 2-persons, 7,476 3-persons, 5,135 4-persons, 1,584 5-persons, 549 6-persons, 294 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 13,788 1-person, 4,519 2-persons, 601 3-persons, 143 4-persons, 109 5-persons.

13,672 married couples with children.
6,681 single-parent households (2,797 men, 3,884 women).

92.4% of residents of Strafford speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
3.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
2.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 36% speak English 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:

6.2
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Year house built in Strafford County, New Hampshire
  • Year house built in Strafford County, New Hampshire
  • 1,2112014 or later
  • 9782010 to 2013
  • 9,0122000 to 2009
  • 5,3351990 to 1999
  • 8,4691980 to 1989
  • 7,4941970 to 1979
  • 3,7981960 to 1969
  • 4,9851950 to 1959
  • 2,5401940 to 1949
  • 9,9841939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Strafford County, New Hampshire
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Strafford County, New Hampshire
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Strafford County, New Hampshire
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 8813 rooms
  • 3,4144 rooms
  • 6,4815 rooms
  • 6,8316 rooms
  • 6,2367 rooms
  • 3,5668 rooms
  • 3,7979+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Strafford County, New Hampshire
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Strafford County, New Hampshire
  • 3321 room
  • 1,4682 rooms
  • 3,2693 rooms
  • 6,3384 rooms
  • 3,5515 rooms
  • 1,4846 rooms
  • 5077 rooms
  • 4438 rooms
  • 3909+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Strafford County, New Hampshire
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Strafford County, New Hampshire
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Strafford County, New Hampshire
  • 0no bedroom
  • 6531 bedroom
  • 8,1092 bedrooms
  • 15,8933 bedrooms
  • 5,5594 bedrooms
  • 9925+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Strafford County, New Hampshire
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Strafford County, New Hampshire
  • 332no bedroom
  • 4,7071 bedroom
  • 8,8072 bedrooms
  • 3,1853 bedrooms
  • 6444 bedrooms
  • 1075+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Strafford County, New Hampshire in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Strafford County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Strafford County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 475no vehicle
  • 7,9191 vehicle
  • 13,8522 vehicles
  • 5,8723 vehicles
  • 2,3724 vehicles
  • 7165+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Strafford County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Strafford County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,208no vehicle
  • 7,9321 vehicle
  • 6,1202 vehicles
  • 1,1303 vehicles
  • 884 vehicles
  • 3045+ vehicles

80.4% of Strafford County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in New Hampshire.

Strafford County:

80.4%
State average:

85.2%

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

  • This state: 62,093
  • Other state: 57,595
  • Northeast: 43,564
  • Midwest: 4,279
  • South: 6,699
  • West: 3,053
Year householders moved into unit in Strafford County, NH
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Strafford County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 56.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.4%Utility gas
  • 8.0%Wood
  • 4.3%Other fuel
  • 1.8%Electricity
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 40.4%Utility gas
  • 30.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16.8%Electricity
  • 7.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.5%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 685
Here:

6.8%
New Hampshire:

9.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 388
Here:

6.7%
New Hampshire:

12.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,003
Here:

7.3%
New Hampshire:

34.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Strafford County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $18,969,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $21,925,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,565,000
    General - Other: $7,429,000
    Police Protection: $2,699,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,018,000
    Financial Administration: $408,000
    General Public Buildings: $396,000
    Central Staff Services: $30,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $334,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $637,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $10,191,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,766,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,898,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,641,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,773,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,462,000
    Rents: $635,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $931,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,315,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $280,000
  • Tax - Property: $30,119,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,120,000

Strafford County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $18,969,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $21,925,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,565,000
    General - Other: $7,429,000
    Police Protection: $2,699,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,018,000
    Financial Administration: $408,000
    General Public Buildings: $396,000
    Central Staff Services: $30,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $334,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $637,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $10,191,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,766,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,898,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,641,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,773,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,462,000
    Rents: $635,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $931,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,315,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $280,000
  • Tax - Property: $30,119,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,120,000

Strafford County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $18,969,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $21,925,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,565,000
    General - Other: $7,429,000
    Police Protection: $2,699,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,018,000
    Financial Administration: $408,000
    General Public Buildings: $396,000
    Central Staff Services: $30,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $334,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $637,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $10,191,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,766,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,898,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,641,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,773,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,462,000
    Rents: $635,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $931,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,315,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $280,000
  • Tax - Property: $30,119,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,120,000

Strafford County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $18,969,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $21,925,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,565,000
    General - Other: $7,429,000
    Police Protection: $2,699,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,018,000
    Financial Administration: $408,000
    General Public Buildings: $396,000
    Central Staff Services: $30,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $334,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $637,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $10,191,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,766,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,898,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,641,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,773,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,462,000
    Rents: $635,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $931,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,315,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $280,000
  • Tax - Property: $30,119,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,120,000

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
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 in Strafford, NH
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Strafford, NH - 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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  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
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