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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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
136,789

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$187,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,032
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

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
    146
    283
  • Murder
    18
    6
  • Rape
    26
    41
  • Robbery
    133
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    435
    500
  • Theft
    2,761
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    236
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,890
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

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Hampton Reviews

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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!