Hampstead is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,396 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hampstead is the 192nd largest community in North Carolina.
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, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hampstead who work in food service (11.82%), office and administrative support (11.52%), and management occupations (10.00%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Hampstead, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
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.
Hampstead is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Hampstead’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Hampstead is worth considering.
Hampstead is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Hampstead is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Hampstead is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.05% of adults in Hampstead have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hampstead in 2010 was $30,424, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $121,696 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Hampstead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and German/Yiddish.