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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Hampton is a town in New Hampshire with a population of 9,429. Hampton is in Rockingham County and is one of the best places to live in New Hampshire. Living in Hampton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hampton there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Hampton and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Hampton are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$341,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,200
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Hampton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    128.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    32.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    103.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,108
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    83.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Hampton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$90,514
National
$55,322
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Hampton Reviews

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Hampton is all around a great town with something for everyone. It's a great town to grow up in that cares a lot about the safety of their residents, their education, and their enjoyment. With Hampton being right on the ocean and just a short drive away from the White Mountains, there is always something to do. It's also a very popular tourist destination for families to vacation on Hampton Beach. You can relax next to the ocean, go to the arcades, and try some of the best seafood, all without spending a lot of money. With lots of opportunities for entertainment, enjoyment, and growth, Hampton is a great place to be.
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In the winter, especially inland or close to north beach, the town is nice.
Unfortunately, the tourists from Massachusetts really destroy the quality of life throughout Hampton for the entire summer. The beach is overrated, trashy, crowded, and noisy. Young men drive around in a loop, blasting rap music, showing off whatever ridiculous work they had done to their car (lights underneath, sounds as if the muffler fell off, etc.)
It's really a shame, because the year round residents in town are great. Unfortunately they are the minority once it's warm enough to even stand outside.
My high school has updated technology, in the summer time I work at a restaurant at the beach as a waitress. The summertime brings so many fun times at the beach, bon fires, surfing, boogie boarding, and much more. During the Autumn time Applecrest orchards is the place to be, with fun weekend events and the to die for apple cider donuts. Wintertime.... snow shoeing and cross country skiing on the beach, when it snows. Springtime brings the opening of the beach, ice cream stands and the seasonal restaurants we have been waiting for to open for the season.