Hampstead is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 8,632 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, 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, 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.
A relatively large number of people in Hampstead telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.70% 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.
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.
In Hampstead, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.31 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of Hampstead ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Hampstead, 42.87% 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 $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.