Hamlet, NC
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Hamlet is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 6,454 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hamlet is the 119th largest community in North Carolina.

Hamlet is a blue-collar town, with 37.40% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Hamlet is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hamlet who work in office and administrative support (18.44%), sales jobs (10.61%), and food service (7.65%).

The percentage of people in Hamlet with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.30% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hamlet in 2010 was $16,289, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,156 for a family of four. However, Hamlet contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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