Strafford County

Strafford County, New Hampshire

259 County Farm Rd
Dover, NH 03820
Phone: (603) 742-1458
Fax: (603) 743-4407

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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    Northeast Credit Union and Holy Rosary Credit Union joined once again to support the Homeless Center for Strafford County, a seasonal emergency shelter for children and families located in Rochester, with $2,000 each.
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    Cameron, who is currently being held at the Strafford County jail in New Hampshire, requested he be sent to the Federal Correctional Institution in Englewood, Colorado.
    Presiding Justice of the Strafford County Superior Court John M.
    President/CEO Brian Hughes and Chairman of the Board Dana Flanders last month presented $500 to each of six area food pantries, as follows: Community Food Pantry in Somersworth, Dover Food Pantry, Farmington Food Pantry, the Homeless Center for Strafford County, the SHARE Fund in Rochester and the Somersworth SHARE Fund.
    Strafford County is another good example of the way jails can connect with the local business community.
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    Then, unexpectedly, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter announced that she would not seek another term in 2018, opting to return to her family in Strafford County.
    Lovely was transported to the Strafford County Jail for holding pending his initial court appearance.
    Seth Mazzaglia was charged with plotting to escape from the Strafford County House of Correction while awaiting trial on rape and murder charges.