Hamlet, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Hamlet, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Hamlet had a population of 6,203 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Hamlet, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,203
Population in Households 6,174
Population in Familes 4,986
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density2 1,188
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $36,596
Average Household Income $49,264
Per Capita Income $20,011


Total Housing Units 2,801 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,358 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,089 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 355 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $93,702
Average Home Value $118,041


Total Households 2,446
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 1,570
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.2% -0.45%
Households -0.24% -0.49%
Families -0.61% -0.58%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

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, 2018 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 Density # 167 78th
Diversity Index # 227 70th
Median Household Income # 542 27th
Per Capita Income # 554 25th

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