New Hampton, IA


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New Hampton is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 3,452 people and two constituent neighborhoods, New Hampton is the 108th largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in New Hampton was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

New Hampton is a blue-collar town, with 40.36% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, New Hampton is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in New Hampton who work in office and administrative support (13.02%), management occupations (8.26%), and sales jobs (5.63%).

One of the benefits of New Hampton is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.95 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

As is often the case in a small city, New Hampton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in New Hampton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.41% of the adults in New Hampton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in New Hampton in 2010 was $22,083, which is lower middle income relative to Iowa, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,332 for a family of four. However, New Hampton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call New Hampton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Hampton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in New Hampton include Irish, Norwegian, English, and Czech.

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

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