Hamlet is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 6,328 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hamlet is the 119th largest community in North Carolina.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Hamlet is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 51.43% of the Hamlet workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Hamlet is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hamlet who work in sales jobs (9.70%), office and administrative support (8.59%), and teaching (6.28%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Hamlet rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.90% of adults 25 and older in Hamlet 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 Hamlet in 2018 was $19,209, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,836 for a family of four.
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 English, Irish, German, European, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Hamlet is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.