Hampstead, MD
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Hampstead is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 6,359 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hampstead is the 111th largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some towns, Hampstead isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hampstead are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hampstead is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hampstead who work in management occupations (15.25%), office and administrative support (12.05%), and sales jobs (9.92%).

Also of interest is that Hampstead has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Hampstead 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, Hampstead really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Hampstead 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.

In Hampstead, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.74 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Hampstead citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.26% of adults in Hampstead have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hampstead in 2010 was $32,364, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,456 for a family of four.

The people who call Hampstead home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hampstead residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hampstead include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Hampstead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.