Hampstead is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 8,657 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hampstead is the 35th largest community in New Hampshire.
Hampstead home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Hampshire, 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, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hampstead who work in management occupations (12.49%), sales jobs (10.10%), and office and administrative support (9.98%).
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: 7.70% 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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Hampstead is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hampstead, the average commute to work is 33.31 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Hampstead are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.87% 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 2010 was $46,028, which is wealthy relative to New Hampshire and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,112 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hampstead include Irish, English, Italian, French, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Hampstead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.