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Hamlet, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Hamlet had a population of 6,149 as of July 1, 2019. 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 34.8849 and longitude -79.6942 in Richmond County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hamlet 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.


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Hamlet, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Hamlet, NC Housing Affordability Index is 204
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Hamlet, NC Wealth Index is 54
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 6,149
Population in Households 6,119
Population in Familes 4,918
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density 1,177
Diversity Index1 58
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,755
Average Household Income $55,664
Per Capita Income $22,486
Wealth Index3 54

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,734 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,349 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,080 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 305 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $99,398
Housing Affordability Index2 204
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,429
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 1,557
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.27% -0.33%
Households -0.29% -0.33%
Families -0.63% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

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, 2019 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 # 134 82nd
Population Density # 167 78th
Diversity Index # 234 69th
Median Household Income # 497 33rd
Per Capita Income # 457 38th

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