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Rockingham County is one of the original counties of New Hampshire and was founded in 1769.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Rockingham had a population of 299,276 people. This is an increase of 7.9% since the last Census (which gave a population of 277,359 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Rockingham represented 22.44% of the total population of New Hampshire, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 10 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010295,223+6.44%-1.35% since 2009
2009299,276+7.9%+0.32% since 2008
2008298,330+7.56%+0.47% since 2007
2007296,937+7.06% 
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2000277,359The Last Census

More information can be found on the Rockingham County Census Page for Rockingham County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Rockingham County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Rockingham County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Derry   34,47434,0211.33% increase  
Salem   29,39328,1124.56% increase  
Londonderry   25,15023,2368.24% increase  
Portsmouth   20,56620,7841.05% decrease  
Hampton   15,42014,9373.23% increase  

Websites for Rockingham County

Official Website:   www.co.rockingham.nh.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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