Hampstead is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 8,621 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 (12.95%), sales jobs (10.14%), and office and administrative support (9.74%).
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.
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.
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 32.53 minutes, which is quite a bit 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, 43.18% 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 2010 was $43,995, which is wealthy relative to New Hampshire and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $175,980 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 German.
The most common language spoken in Hampstead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.