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The City of Hampton is the 8th largest city in Virginia with a population of 136,812 as of July 1, 2021. 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 37.0299 and longitude -76.3452 in Hampton (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hampton 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 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, 2021)


Total Population 136,812 (100%)
Population in Households 131,847 (96.4%)
Population in Families 102,555 (75.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4,965 ( 3.6%)
Population Density 2,659
Diversity Index2 64


Median Household Income $55,890
Average Household Income $75,788
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $30,614
Wealth Index5 73


Total HU (Housing Units) 60,477 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,764 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 25,198 (41.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,514 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $209,312
Average Home Value $249,405
Housing Affordability Index3 145


Total Households 54,963
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 34,345
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.04% -0.34%
Households -0.01% -0.31%
Families -0.19% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.06%

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, 2021 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 # 109 82nd
Median Household Income # 307 48th
Housing Affordability Index # 215 36th
Per Capita Income # 288 52nd
Diversity Index # 123 79th

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