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Strafford County, NH&

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0.51% growth
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Median Household Income
4.65% growth
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1.92% growth
Median Property Value
1.15% decline


The economy of Strafford County, NH employs 67,640 people. The economy of Strafford County, NH is specialized in Educational Services; Finance & Insurance; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 1.35; 1.32; and 1.24 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Strafford County, NH are Manufacturing (8,696), Healthcare & Social Assistance (8,510), and Educational Services (8,499), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,577), Finance & Insurance ($52,949), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($52,047).

Median household income in Strafford County, NH is $63,533. Males in Strafford County, NH have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,466. The income inequality of Strafford County, NH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Strafford County, NH. In Strafford County, NH the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 75 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,206. Grafton County, NH has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Hampshire.


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Strafford County, NH is home to a population of 125,913 people, from which 96.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Strafford County, NH is composed of 115,388 White residents (91.6%), 3,736 Asian residents (2.97%), 2,733 Two+ residents (2.17%), 2,691 Hispanic residents (2.14%), and 1,144 Black residents (0.91%). The most common foreign languages in Strafford County, NH are French (1,972 speakers), Spanish (1,306 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (657 speakers), but compared to other places, Strafford County, NH has a relative high number of French (1,972 speakers), Other Pacific Island (657 speakers), and Greek (324 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Strafford County, NH awarded 4,236 degrees. The student population of Strafford County, NH is skewed towards females, with 1,851 male students and 2,385 female students. Most students in Strafford County, NH are White (3,600 and 85%), followed by Unknown (228 and 5.38%), Asian (95 and 2.24%), and Hispanic or Latino (83 and 1.96%). The largest universities in Strafford County, NH by number of graduates are University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (4,194 and 99%), Empire Beauty School-Somersworth (42 and 0.99%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Strafford County, NH are General Business Administration & Management (655 and 15.5%), General Psychology (208 and 4.91%), and General Biomedical Sciences (142 and 3.35%). The median tuition costs in Strafford County, NH are N/A for private four year colleges, and $14,410 and $28,210 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Strafford County, NH is $214,000, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $216,500 to $214,000, a 1.15% increase. The homeownership rate of Strafford County, NH is 65.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Strafford County, NH have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Strafford County, NH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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