Hampton, GA

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Living in Hampton

Hampton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 7,922 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hampton is the 109th largest community in Georgia. Hampton has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Hampton, where the median household income is $54,893.00.

Hampton real estate is some of the most expensive in Georgia, although Hampton house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Hampton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.16% of the Hampton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Hampton is a city of transportation and shipping workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hampton who work in office and administrative support (17.59%), management occupations (7.50%), and sales jobs (5.67%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.63% 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.

One downside of living in Hampton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.12 minutes every day commuting to work.

In Hampton, just 11.78% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Hampton in 2010 was $19,652, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,608 for a family of four. However, Hampton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hampton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hampton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hampton residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Hampton include Haitian, Irish, Liberian, English, and German.

The most common language spoken in Hampton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.