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  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-
Hampton is a city in Virginia with a population of 135,583. 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.
About Hampton...
Population
135,583

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$186,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,100
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Hampton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    116.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    11.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    17.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    89.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    366.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,579.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    172.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    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
$54,550
National
$55,322
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Hampton Reviews

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Nice area, plenty to do! I give it a rating of three stars because we are still relatively new to the area, so I can't say that I love it, but it is not a bad place to be located. Very close to the water, restaurants, shopping, and easy access to larger areas and entertainment.
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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.
It's so great here! The cost of living is less than for example, Virginia Beach, on the other side of the water. I have a consistent commute time: 30 minutes. Also, taking the bridge without tolls does not add to my commute time.