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Hampton, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Hampton is the 8th largest city in Virginia with a population of 136,728 as of July 1, 2019. 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 (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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Hampton, VA Housing Affordability Index is 131
State of Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 126
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Hampton, VA Wealth Index is 71
State of Virginia Wealth Index is 124
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 136,728
Population in Households 131,589
Population in Familes 102,845
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,139
Population Density 2,660
Diversity Index1 63
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,923
Average Household Income $72,572
Per Capita Income $29,055
Wealth Index3 71

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 59,576 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,324 (45.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 27,149 (45.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,102 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $202,931
Housing Affordability Index2 131
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 54,474
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 34,352
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.06% -0.25%
Households -0.11% -0.26%
Families -0.22% -0.35%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

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, 2019 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
Diversity Index # 119 80th
Median Household Income # 274 54th
Per Capita Income # 284 52nd

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