Hampton, GA

Hampton profile

Living in Hampton

Hampton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 8,073 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hampton is the 109th largest community in Georgia. Much of the housing stock in Hampton was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Hampton economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Hampton, where the median household income is $63,726.00.

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.

Hampton is a blue-collar town, with 39.07% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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 (15.61%), management occupations (8.79%), and food service (6.38%).

A relatively large number of people in Hampton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.58% 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.

In Hampton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.30 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Hampton rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.06% of adults 25 and older in Hampton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Hampton in 2018 was $21,976, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,904 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, German, Irish, Liberian, and English.

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