Strafford County, NH Demographics

Overview for Strafford County, NH
Part of: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy MA-NH, Metropolitan Area
Part of: Boston-Worcester-Manchester MA-RI-NH, Combined Statistical Area
Part of: Rockingham County-Strafford County NH, Metropolitan Division

Strafford County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 368.8 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 322.7 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 59.4%. On the 2000 census form, 98.9% of the population reported only one race, with 0.6% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.0% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.50 persons compared to an average family size of 2.98 persons.

In 2005 retail trade was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $26,967. Per capita income grew by 19.6% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

County Map

Map of Strafford County, NH

Census and Job Statistics

People & Income Census
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Statistics (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2005) 119,015 Covered Employment 43,772
   Growth (%) since 1990 14.2%    Avg wage per job $36,857
Households (2000) 42,581 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 12.2%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 67,700    Avg wage per job $44,008
Unemployment Rate (2005) 3.4 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County D
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $30,529    Avg wage per job D
Median Household Income (2003) $46,324 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 8.5    Avg wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 86.4 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 4.6%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 26.4    Avg wage per job $54,173