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Hamlet, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Hamlet is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Richmond County at latitude 34.8892 and longitude -79.7106. Richmond County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 299 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Hamlet, but most people and references simply refer to it as Hamlet, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Hamlet indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Hamlet (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 6,301
Population in Households 6,270
Population in Familes 5,051
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 1,197
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 2,500
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,611
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,858 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,504 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 996 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 358 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $75,418
Average Home Value $80,465


Median Household Income $32,888
Average Household Income $45,739
Per Capita Income $18,754
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.71% -0.45%
Households -0.57% -0.44%
Families -1.28% -0.55%
Median Household Income   3.65%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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.


Hamlet, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hamlet 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 # 125 83rd
Population Density1 # 156 79th
Diversity Index2 # 215 71st
Median Household Income # 561 24th
Per Capita Income # 481 35th

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