Hampton, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Hampton, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Hampton is the 8th largest city in Virginia with a population of 137,741 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

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, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 137,741
Population in Households 133,596
Population in Familes 104,655
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,145
Population Density1 2,679
Diversity Index2 63
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 55,752
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 35,236
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 60,846 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31,006 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 24,746 (40.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,094 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $189,141
Average Home Value $219,515
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,140
Average Household Income $59,900
Per Capita Income $24,565
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% 0.01%
Households 0.25% 0.08%
Families 0.09% -0.02%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 105 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 108 82nd
Median Household Income # 314 47th
Per Capita Income # 302 49th

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