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Hampton, Virginia - Basic Facts

Hampton is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Hampton.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hampton (city) County at latitude 37.0299 and longitude -76.3452. Hampton (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Hampton (see map) encompass a land area of 51.44 sq. miles and a water area of 84.85 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hampton: Elizabeth City, Hampton Town, Kecoughtan, Kiccowtan, Kichotan, Southampton.

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Hampton, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 138,122
Population in Households 133,876
Population in Familes 104,785
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,246
Population Density1 2,687
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 55,829
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 35,380
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 60,904 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31,345 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 24,484 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,075 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $184,701
Average Home Value $214,186


Median Household Income $48,549
Average Household Income $58,663
Per Capita Income $24,039
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.12% 0.13%
Households 0.34% 0.21%
Families 0.21% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Hampton, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hampton to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 99th
Population Density1 # 102 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 112 81st
Median Household Income # 292 51st
Per Capita Income # 294 50th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.