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Overview

Introduction to Stratham, New Hampshire

Stratham, New Hampshire, in Rockingham county, is 19 miles NE of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 46 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town has a population of 6,355.

Stratham History

The Pennacook Indians originally knew this area as Winnicutt. The town was also known as Squamscott Peak or Point of Rocks due to its location between Great Bay and the Squamscott River. Governor Samuel Shute officially incorporated Stratham in 1716. The town was named after the town of Streatham, England.

Stratham and nearby Attractions

  • Sandy Point Discovery Center
  • American Independence Museum
  • Moses - Kent House Museum
  • National Horseracing Museum
  • Strawberry Banke Museum
  • Charmingfare Farm

Things To Do In Stratham

The Strawberry Banke Museum, the American Independence Museum and the Moses-Kent House Museum provide insight into the history of this area. The Sandy Point Discovery Center is also worth visiting. The city has hiking trails to Stratham Hill and a number of state parks as well. The Fox Run Mall and Newington Mall provide excellent shopping facilities.

Stratham Transportation

Air transport facilities are available at Pease International Airport.

Stratham Higher Education

The University of New Hampshire, Northern Essex Community College, Merrimack College and North Shore Community College are all nearby.

People

Total Population 7,320
Male Share of the Population 53.2%
Female Share of the Population 46.8%
Senior Citizens 12.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,798
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 69.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 62.8%
Median Earnings25+ $65,123
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,625

Wealth

Median Family Income $138,239
% Above Poverty Level 99.4%
% Below Poverty Level 0.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 12%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,463
Median House Value $371,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.3%
US/American 0.2%
English 23.2%
Irish 26.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Stratham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles NE of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 46 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Rockingham
Standard Zip Codes 03885
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.023
Longitude -70.914

Stratham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GREENLAND
Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.1 inches
Station EPPING
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Station DURHAM
Distance 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Exeter 14,483 $94,514
Greenland 3,724 $102,026
Newfields 1,618 $129,766
Newington 737 $101,250
Newmarket 8,907 $90,703
North Hampton 4,361 $104,474

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Stratham Public Libraries

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Wiggin Memorial Library
10 BUNKER HILL AVENUE
Stratham, New Hampshire
(603) 772-4346
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