Hampton, NH
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Hampton is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 15,281 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Hampton is the 16th largest community in New Hampshire.

Hampton home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Hampshire, but Hampton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Hampton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.99% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hampton is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hampton who work in management occupations (15.78%), office and administrative support (14.86%), and sales jobs (11.63%).

Also of interest is that Hampton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Hampton 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Hampton is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.29% of adults in Hampton have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Hampton in 2010 was $45,189, which is wealthy relative to New Hampshire and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $180,756 for a family of four.

The people who call Hampton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hampton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hampton include English, Italian, French , and French Canadian.

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