Strafford County

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Strafford County, New Hampshire

259 County Farm Rd
Dover, NH 03820
Phone: (603) 742-1458
Fax: (603) 743-4407
www.co.strafford.nh.us

On southeastern border of NH, south of Portsmouth; original county, organized Apr 29, 1769. Name Origin: For William Wentworth (1722-91), 4th Earl of Strafford, cousin of John Wentworth (1737-1820), governor of NH at the time of its establishment

Area (sq mi):: 383.91 (land 368.76; water 15.15) Population per square mile: 322.70
Population 2005: 119,015 State rank: 4 Population change: 2000-20005 6.00%; 1990-2000 7.70% Population 2000: 112,233 (White 95.70%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 1.40%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 3.40%. Median age: 34.40
Income 2000: per capita $20,479; median household $44,803; Population below poverty level: 9.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,141-$29,079
Unemployment (2004): 3.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 24.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Rochester (29,757)
  • Dover County seat (28,495)
  • Somersworth (11,736)

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