Hampstead, NC
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Living in Hampstead


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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Hampstead, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Hampstead, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Hampstead’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Hampstead does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $78,333.00.

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.

Hampstead is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 sales jobs (12.75%), management occupations (12.21%), and healthcare (9.03%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.04% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Hampstead really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Hampstead perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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.

As is often the case in a small town, Hampstead doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Hampstead are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.49% 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 $39,968, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,872 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.