Hampton is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 134,510 people and 35 constituent neighborhoods, Hampton is the ninth largest community in Virginia.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hampton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hampton is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hampton who work in office and administrative support (14.01%), management occupations (8.43%), and sales jobs (8.03%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Hampton. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
Also of interest is that Hampton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Another interesting thing about Hampton, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
One of the nice things about Hampton is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The overall education level of Hampton is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.90% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Hampton in 2018 was $30,135, which is middle income relative to Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $120,540 for a family of four. However, Hampton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hampton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hampton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hampton residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Hampton include German, English, Irish, Italian, and African.
The most common language spoken in Hampton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.