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.
A relatively large number of people in Stratham telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.80% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Stratham is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Stratham’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.