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 87.69% 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 (16.39%), office and administrative support (13.37%), and sales jobs (11.92%).

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Hampton, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.47% 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.

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.

The education level of Hampton ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Hampton, 47.11% 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 Hampton in 2010 was $43,081, which is wealthy relative to New Hampshire and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $172,324 for a family of four. However, Hampton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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.