Hampshire is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,976 people and just one neighborhood, Hampshire is the 314th largest community in Illinois. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Hampshire, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Hampshire, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Hampshire’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Hampshire does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $81,837.
Real Estate Prices
Hampshire real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Hampshire house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some villages, Hampshire isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hampshire are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hampshire is a village of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hampshire who work in sales jobs (19.23%), food service (8.56%) and office and administrative support (8.25%).
Also of interest is that Hampshire has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Hampshire is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Hampshire really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Hampshire perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Hampshire, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.00 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Hampshire is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.