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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Hampton is a city in Virginia with a population of 136,255. Hampton is in Hampton City County. Living in Hampton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hampton there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Hampton. The public schools in Hampton are above average.
About Hampton...
Population
136,255

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$186,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,062
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Hampton Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    132.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    137.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    408.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,579.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    246.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Hampton

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,021
National
$55,322
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Hampton Reviews

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Hampton is FULL of amenities! It's not a very big city, but everything you need is in close range. It's extremely convenient. My only real concern are the panhandlers. There are signs everywhere explaining not to encourage panhandling and to call the number listed. However, "homeless" individuals continuously stand right under the sign begging for money, and drivers that pass by continue to cater to them.
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Hampton, VA is a great place to live in. One of the main benefits is being in such close proximity to so many different areas of interest, such as historic Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, Washington D.C., and the Outer Banks while not being in the middle of a bustling city or far away from other populations. The city is full of a wide variety of restaurants, shops, and things to do while not being overly crowded. The people are friendly and there are a wide variety of different communities for people to get involved with. On the downside the city does have several areas of run down communities which could use some major revitalization and clean up. However, overall the city is a nice place to live with plenty of work opportunities and ways to stay busy.
Hampton offers a variety of things to do. It is family friendly with free activities in the area especially during the summer months. Hampton is situated near Williamsburg and less than an hour from Virginia Beach. including many resturants that cater to every taste bud. Fmilies can take adnavtage of free beautiful parks as weather permits. Housing demand is higher than supply so ensure to take advantage of the opportunity when housing becomes available. Peak travel times will present traffic challenges, however traffic does move consitently barring an accident or road closures. This is pertaining more to trunnels and bridges.