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.

Unlike some cities, Hamlet isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hamlet are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hamlet is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hamlet who work in office and administrative support (20.26%), sales jobs (10.94%), and healthcare (6.40%).

The rate of college-level education in Hamlet is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.06% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hamlet in 2010 was $17,273, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,092 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, Scots-Irish, German, and Scottish.

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

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