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Time Zone: Strafford County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Dover is the Seat for Strafford County.

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

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Strafford had a population of 123,589 people. This is an increase of 10.12% since the last Census (which gave a population of 112,233 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Strafford represented 9.08% of the total population of New Hampshire, making it the state's 4th 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010123,143+9.72%-0.36% since 2009
2009123,589+10.12%+0.53% since 2008
2008122,938+9.54%+0.69% since 2007
2000112,233The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Rochester   30,97428,4618.83% increase  
Dover   28,80326,8847.14% increase  
Durham   14,45812,66414.17% increase  
Somersworth   12,03811,4774.89% increase  
Barrington   8,5737,47514.69% increase  

Websites for Strafford County

Official Website:   www.co.strafford.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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