Strafford is a very small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 4,062 people and just one neighborhood, Strafford is the 94th largest community in New Hampshire.
Occupations and Workforce
Strafford is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Strafford is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Strafford who work in office and administrative support (13.34%), teaching (13.20%) and management occupations (10.16%).
Also of interest is that Strafford 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 Strafford telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.22% 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
Strafford 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, Strafford’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Strafford, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.64 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.