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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Hampstead is a town in North Carolina with a population of 5,200. Hampstead is in Pender County. Living in Hampstead offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Hampstead and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Hampstead are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$223,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$964
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Hampstead

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,194
National
$55,322

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Hampstead Reviews

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We moved to Hampstead from California June 2017. I chose this location because of its schools and proximity to the beach. Since moving here we have only been met with kindness. My husband and I are Marine veterans and there is a strong military presence and an even stronger sense of patriotism with residents. We go to Wilmington for shopping and dining. To date, I still feel like we moved to Mayberry. Thank goodness for amazing neighbors. You've got your characters, but what small town doesn't? My ONLY gripe, is the lack of diversity. In California you could be eating at one of the many taco joints and have an African-American speaking fluent Spanish with a man from Mexico. Other than that, I am always trying to find Andy Griffith (joking). I like this sleepy little town with people who wave at you and offer to help if you need it. I'm originally from a really small town, so having that back while also being near the beach, is nice.
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Moved from California due to the military! Experience so far has been great! We love super close to the ocean and everyone here is so friendly. Very good place to live when you ha e a young family. Families with older children may have to drive some distance to get to a few activities but we do love it.
Hampstead is a small but growing town with many friendly people and is a great place for families. The school systems are excellent and it is only a 15 minute drive to the beach. There are many businesses around the area, however, it would be great to see more places to shop such as clothing stores as the closest shopping center is 30 minutes away.