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.
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 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.
A relatively large number of people in Hampstead telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.04% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 education level of Hampstead ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Hampstead, 41.49% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate 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.