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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    * The Homeless Center for Strafford County, Rochester: $250,000 to support development of a new homeless shelter.
    The counties were Rockingham County and Strafford County. The Boston MSA markets all will have a new 2016 loan limit of $523,250.
    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.
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    Holy Rosary Credit Union, Rochester, N.H., 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.
    Formerly named the Rockingham Economic Development Corp., the Exeter-based office now serves some towns in Strafford County as well.
    An innovative program in Strafford County, N.H., brings the families of offenders who are working in the jail's private sector industry program to the jail for a weekend prerelease preparation program.
    However, the model didn't arrive in the Granite State until 2004, when Strafford County began a pilot program.
    In a June 17 ruling, the Strafford County Superior Court held that the state's Education Tax Credit Program violates the state constitution because it diverts tax payments to religious schools.
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