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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Hamlet is a town in North Carolina with a population of 6,362. Hamlet is in Richmond County. Living in Hamlet offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Hamlet there are a lot of parks. Residents of Hamlet tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Hamlet are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$89,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$586
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    528.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    15.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    202.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,601.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,695.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    186.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

Working in Hamlet

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,681
National
$55,322

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Hamlet Reviews

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I moved here from Florida back in 2010. It is, in short a typical small town. Very few jobs here, but there are those trying to change this, even if they are onl service sector jobs mostly. To see movies or shop( in a variety of stores) you must travel 30- 35min NE to a place called Southern Pines. The people here are mostly pleasant and there are many safe neighborhoods. It is not a horrible town but certainly not a town for the urbanites.
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If you stay in a small area, it's fine; otherwise, it's a very poor area that suffers from the consequential behaviors of poverty.
When I grew up I absolutely loved Hamlet. I remember the charming streets of downtown and begging my family to take me for ice cream on Sunday mornings. I do have to admit that I am a bit partial due to the fact that my father is a police officer. I watched slowly as my small quaint town turned into an atmosphere perfect for the cultivation on drugs. Kids that I grew up with are now in prison for murder. I want to make a difference. I am almost ashamed to say where I am from in Wilmington, NC. Most people assume I am trouble or to be blunt, uneducated. I felt completely unprepared for college and I truly believe if it weren't for a select few students when I was graduating that the high school would be considered less an adequate and some type of government intervention would have taken place. Ultimately I would like to move back to Hamlet in order to close a gap that I believe has caused a divide in the community. I believe in my small town and all of the people in it. The first step in my opinion would be small businesses. Boredom as proven to be the culprit for numerous forms of mischief in history.