B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  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
Population
137,081

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$188,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,009
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

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
    106
    273
  • Murder
    12
    6
  • Rape
    26
    41
  • Robbery
    136
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    477
    525
  • Theft
    2,549
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    255
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,190
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Being a native in the Hampton Roads community, I love living here! Being near the ocean is what makes it worthwhile. I also love eating at the versatile restaurants in the area. There’s a huge variety of food restaurants you can go to such as vietnamese, thai, soul food, american, etc. The hampton roads community in itself is a strong one. Everyone always work together. There are great recreational centers for all ages with great weekly activities. the environment is pretty safe and as long as you play smart you’ll never get into trouble. Hampton Roads is the best area and I highly recommend anyone to call
it their home.
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My wife and I recently moved to Hampton from Virginia Beach. The change has been great. Having lived in Hampton for a little over six months, we are happy to call it our home. The recent commercial growth in Virginia Beach resulted in traffic that was leaving me on the road for at least three hours a day. My commute was little over fifteen miles! Moving to Hampton has greatly reduced my commute time and provided for an overall higher standard of living. There are tons of mom-and-pop restaurants and bars in Hampton that are a nice change from the chain restaurant scene throughout the rest of Hampton Roads. I recommend the move to anyone interested in a great place to purchase their first home.
Hampton, Virginia is a small coastal military community that has lots to offer for people of all ages. As a child I grew up in Hampton, and also attended college in Hampton. The town has lots of historical background. To name a few Yorktown, VA where the Battle of Yorktown took place and Jamestown, VA. Hampton is close to many beaches in the area, Busch Gardens theme park which has consecutively been voted the cleanest theme park in America. Hampton is about 3 hours from our nations capital and offers a melting pot of people from all ethnic backgrounds. With so much to offer come and visit Hampton!