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Hampstead, NC
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Living in Hampstead


Hampstead is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 7,016 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Hampstead is the 128th largest community in North Carolina. Much of the housing stock in Hampstead was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Hampstead economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Hampstead, where the median household income is $86,250.00.

Hampstead home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Hampstead real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hampstead is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hampstead is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hampstead who work in office and administrative support (13.76%), management occupations (13.69%), and food service (9.75%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.81% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Hampstead is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Hampstead a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Hampstead has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Hampstead’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One of the nice things about Hampstead is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Being a small town, Hampstead does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Hampstead are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.57% of adults in Hampstead have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hampstead in 2018 was $43,130, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $172,520 for a family of four. However, Hampstead contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, German, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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