Hampstead, NC
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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 real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Hampstead house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some towns, Hampstead isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hampstead are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hampstead is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Hampstead who work in sales jobs (10.75%), healthcare (9.82%), and management occupations (8.89%).

Hampstead is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Hampstead, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

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.

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 education level of Hampstead citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.75% of adults in Hampstead have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hampstead in 2010 was $26,730, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,920 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, English, Italian, and Polish.

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