Hampton, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Hampton, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Hampton is the 8th largest city in Virginia with a population of 137,048 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 137,048
Population in Households 132,271
Population in Familes 104,188
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,777
Population Density2 2,664
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $52,610
Average Household Income $65,460
Per Capita Income $26,818


Total Housing Units 60,466 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,658 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 25,377 (42.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,430 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $205,376
Average Home Value $247,050


Total Households 55,036
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 34,591
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.04% -0.33%
Households 0.0% -0.3%
Families -0.17% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   3.04%

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, 2018 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 Density # 107 82nd
Diversity Index # 115 81st
Median Household Income # 279 53rd
Per Capita Income # 306 49th

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