Hamlet, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hamlet, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Hamlet had a population of 6,038 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Hamlet, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,038
Daytime Population: Workers 2,722
Daytime Population: Residents 3,936
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,658
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 6,010
Population in Familes 4,828
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density2 1,157
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $36,623
Average Household Income $49,389
Per Capita Income $20,090


Total Housing Units 2,798 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,403 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 984 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 411 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $90,314
Average Home Value $112,375


Total Households 2,387
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 1,532
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.6% -0.56%
Households -0.61% -0.57%
Families -1.03% -0.67%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

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, 2017 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 # 133 82nd
Population Density # 175 76th
Diversity Index # 226 70th
Median Household Income # 502 32nd
Per Capita Income # 509 31st

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