Stratham is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 7,338 people and just one neighborhood, Stratham is the 42nd largest community in New Hampshire.
Real Estate Prices
Stratham home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Hampshire, but Stratham real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Stratham is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.44% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Stratham is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stratham who work in management occupations (18.29%), office and administrative support (12.89%) and sales jobs (12.30%).
Also of interest is that Stratham has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.80% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Stratham is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Stratham is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Stratham really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Stratham perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Stratham is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.