Hamlet, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hamlet, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Hamlet had a population of 6,079 as of July 1, 2016. Hamlet ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hamlet is located at latitude 34.8892 and longitude -79.7106 in Richmond County. 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. Richmond County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 299 feet.

The City of Hamlet (GNIS ID: 2403787) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Hamlet is located within Township of Marks Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Richmond County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hamlet population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Hamlet, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,079
Population in Households 6,052
Population in Familes 4,874
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 1,164
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 2,417
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 1,556
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,794 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,430 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 987 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 377 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $89,139
Average Home Value $108,781


Median Household Income $34,829
Average Household Income $47,060
Per Capita Income $19,227
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.59% -0.47%
Households -0.51% -0.43%
Families -0.94% -0.52%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
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, 2016 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 # 132 82nd
Population Density1 # 174 77th
Diversity Index2 # 218 71st
Median Household Income # 525 29th
Per Capita Income # 516 30th

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