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Hampton, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Hampton is the 8th largest city in Virginia with a population of 137,630 as of July 1, 2016. Hampton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hampton is located at latitude 37.048 and longitude -76.2971 in Hampton (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hampton (see map below) encompass a land area of 51.44 sq. miles and a water area of 84.85 sq. miles. Hampton (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Hampton (GNIS ID: 1498554) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hampton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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, 2016)


Total Population 137,630
Population in Households 133,440
Population in Familes 104,491
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,190
Population Density1 2,676
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 55,606
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 35,131
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 61,065 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31,403 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 24,202 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,459 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $197,430
Average Home Value $231,325


Median Household Income $50,788
Average Household Income $62,143
Per Capita Income $25,570
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% -0.02%
Households 0.16% 0.05%
Families 0.03% -0.04%
Median Household Income   -1.5%
Per Capita Income   1.05%
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 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 107 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 112 82nd
Median Household Income # 274 54th
Per Capita Income # 296 50th

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