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The Hampstead CDP(1) had a population of 7,088 as of July 1, 2022. Hampstead ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hampstead is located at latitude 34.3677 and longitude -77.7105 in Pender County. The formal boundaries for the Hampstead Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 20.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Pender County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Hampstead Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Hampstead Census Designated Place is located within Township of Topsail, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pender County.


  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Hampstead, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,088 (100%)
Population in Households 7,073 (99.8%)
Population in Families 6,081 (85.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 15 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 350
Diversity Index2 32
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $97,363
Average Household Income $118,013
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $44,214
Wealth Index5 145
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 2,932 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,399 (81.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 201 ( 6.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 332 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $307,878
Average Home Value $360,577
Housing Affordability Index3 156
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,600
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 1,902
Average Family Size 3.00
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.45% 0.56%
Households 0.31% 0.46%
Families   0.40%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.52%
Owner Occupied HU   0.54%

Hampstead, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hampstead to the other 776 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 83rd
Population Density # 544 30th
Median Household Income # 41 95th
Housing Affordability Index # 447 58th
Per Capita Income # 105 87th
Diversity Index # 621 20th

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