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Hampstead, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Hampstead Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Pender County at latitude 34.3628 and longitude -77.7548. Pender County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The formal official name is the Hampstead Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Hampstead, North Carolina.

The U5 Census Class Code for Hampstead indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Hampstead Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles.

Hampstead Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map


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Hampstead, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,546
Population in Households 4,546
Population in Familes 3,959
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 224
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 1,793
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 1,366
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,003 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,516 (75.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 277 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $290,331
Average Home Value $318,832


Median Household Income $56,569
Average Household Income $76,061
Per Capita Income $29,806
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.56% 2.8%
Households 2.6% 2.73%
Families 2.93% 2.65%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Hampstead, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hampstead to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 163 78th
Population Density1 # 628 15th
Diversity Index2 # 647 13th
Median Household Income # 87 88th
Per Capita Income # 98 87th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.