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Hampton, VA
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Hampton profile


Living in Hampton



Hampton is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 138,037 people and 37 constituent neighborhoods, Hampton is the ninth largest community in Virginia.

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.

Another interesting thing about Hampton, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

In terms of college education, Hampton is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.31% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hampton in 2018 was $32,831, which is middle income relative to Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,324 for a family of four. However, Hampton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hampton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Hampton include English, German, Irish, Italian, and African.

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