Hampton city, VA

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Population

136,255

0.39% decline

Median Age

35.8


Median Household Income

$52,021

4.27% growth

Poverty Rate

14.9%


Number of Employees

62,042

1.25% growth

Median Property Value

$186,600

0.586% decline

About

In 2017, Hampton city, VA had a population of 136k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $52,021. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hampton city, VA declined from 136,789 to 136,255, a -0.39% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,890 to $52,021, a 4.27% increase.

The population of Hampton city, VA is 49.2% Black or African American Alone, 39.2% White Alone, and 5.42% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Hampton city, VA speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hampton city, VA are Thomas Nelson Community College (1,523 degrees awarded in 2017), Hampton University (856 degrees), and Bryant & Stratton College-Hampton (85 degrees).

The median property value in Hampton city, VA is $186,600, and the homeownership rate is 56.9%. Most people in Hampton city, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Hampton city, VA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Hampton city, VA employs 62k people. The largest industries in Hampton city, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,844 people), Manufacturing (7,142 people), and Retail Trade (6,342 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,795), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,767).

Median household income in Hampton city, VA is $52,021. Males in Hampton city, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Hampton city, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,021

2017 value

± $1,382

4.27%

1 Year Growth

± 3.85%

Households in Hampton city, VA have a median annual income of $52,021, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,890 in 2016, which represents a 4.27% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183

Average Male Salary

± $1,323

$55,180

Average Female Salary

± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,169 ± $3,324

  2. White

    $60,529 ± $977

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $56,661 ± $29,375

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hampton city, VA is from Virginia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0649% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 111

  2. Census Tract 103.07

  3. Census Tract 102

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hampton city, VA was Census Tract 111 with a value of $100,192, followed by Census Tract 103.07 and Census Tract 102, with respective values of $89,440 and $83,625.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Hampton city, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hampton city, VA (19.6k out of 131k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    13,276 ± 904

  2. White

    4,836 ± 478

  3. Hispanic

    1,328 ± 301

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hampton city, VA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

62k

2017 Value

± 1,869

1.25%

1 Year growth

± 4.13%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hampton city, VA grew at a rate of 1.25%, from 61.3k employees to 62k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hampton city, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,820 people), Management Occupations (5,143 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,116 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hampton city, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hampton city, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,820 people), Management Occupations (5,143 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,116 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hampton city, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (1.44 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.33 times), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.22 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hampton city, VA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,938), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,208), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($64,429).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

62k

2017 Value

± 1,869

1.25%

1 Year growth

± 4.13%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hampton city, VA grew at a rate of 1.25%, from 61.3k employees to 62k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hampton city, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,844 people), Manufacturing (7,142 people), and Retail Trade (6,342 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hampton city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Hampton city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Hampton city, VA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,844 people), Manufacturing (7,142 people), and Retail Trade (6,342 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hampton city, VA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.08 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hampton city, VA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($65,795), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,767).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $29.9B

  2. $27.8B

  3. $26B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $29.9B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($27.8B) and Electronics ($26B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$277B

2020 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

34.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $277B. This is expected to increase 34.7% to $373B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.5B

  2. $14B

  3. $12.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $25.5B, followed by North Carolina with $14B and Pennsylvania and $12.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89% of the population of Hampton city, VA has health coverage, with 40.4% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 8.57% on Medicare, 16.8% on non-group plans, and 10.7% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Hampton city, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Hampton city, VA see 2313 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.4% increase from the previous year (2281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 988 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 431 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,313 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hampton city, VA see an average of 2,313 patients per year. This represents a 1.4% increase from the previous year (2,281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11%

Uninsured

40.4%

Employer Coverage

12.5%

Medicaid

8.57%

Medicare

16.8%

Non-Group

10.7%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hampton city, VA declined by 6.32% from 11.7% to 11%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hampton city, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Hampton city, VA is home to a population of 136k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.65% of Hampton city, VA residents were born outside of the country (6.34k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hampton city, VA is composed of 67k Black or African American Alone residents (49.2%), 53.5k White Alone residents (39.2%), 7.39k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.42%), 3.97k Two or More Races residents (2.91%), 3.24k Asian Alone residents (2.38%), 585 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.429%), 514 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.377%), and 107 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0785%).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hampton city, VA was 35.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Hampton city, VA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hampton city, VA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.65%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.34k people

4.62%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

6.32k people

As of 2017, 4.65% of Hampton city, VA residents (6.34k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hampton city, VA was 4.62%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,545 ± 7,851 people

  2. India

    82,876 ± 7,033 people

  3. Mexico

    56,021 ± 5,792 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Virginia residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Hampton city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hampton city, VA was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    67k ± 553

  2. White Alone

    53.5k ± 209

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7.39k ± 831

In 2017, there were 1.25 times more Black or African American Alone residents (67k people) in Hampton city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 53.5k White Alone and 7.39k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Hampton city, VA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    6,884 ± 683

  2. Vietnam

    4,278 ± 404

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,440 ± 358

Hampton city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Hampton city, VA awarded 2,491 degrees. The student population of Hampton city, VA is skewed towards women, with 5,029 male students and 8,238 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hampton city, VA are Black or African American (1,264 and 51%), followed by White (920 and 37.1%), Hispanic or Latino (112 and 4.52%), and Asian (80 and 3.23%).

The largest universities in Hampton city, VA by number of degrees awarded are Thomas Nelson Community College (1,523 and 61.1%), Hampton University (856 and 34.4%), and Bryant & Stratton College-Hampton (85 and 3.41%).

The most popular majors in Hampton city, VA are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (420 and 16.9%), General Business Administration & Management (237 and 9.51%), and General Social Sciences (212 and 8.51%).

The median tuition costs in Hampton city, VA are $15,315 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 212 degrees awarded

  2. 149 degrees awarded

  3. 119 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Hampton city, VA was General Social Sciences with 212 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Hampton city, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,523 degrees awarded

  2. 856 degrees awarded

  3. 85 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$15,315

Median Private

In 2017, the Hampton city, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Thomas Nelson Community College with 1,523 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

875

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,616

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 875 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hampton city, VA, which is 0.541 times less than the 1,616 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    1,264 degrees awarded

  2. White

    920 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    112 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hampton city, VA were to Black or African American students. These 1,264 degrees mean that there were 1.37 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 920 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hampton city, VA was $186,600 in 2017, which is 0.812 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $187,700 to $186,600, a 0.586% decrease. The homeownership rate in Hampton city, VA is 56.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hampton city, VA have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hampton city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$186,600

2017 Median

± $2,969

$187,700

2016 Median

± $3,048

In 2017, the median property value in Hampton city, VA declined from to $186,600 from the previous year's value of $187,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hampton city, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hampton city, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$52,021

Median Household Income

± $1,382

53.6k

Number of Households

± 1,630

In 2017, the median household income of the 53.6k households in Hampton city, VA grew to $52,021 from the previous year's value of $49,890.

The following chart displays the households in Hampton city, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Hampton city, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hampton city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

56.9%

2017 Homeownership

56.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.9% of the housing units in Hampton city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hampton city, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hampton city, VA have a shorter commute time (21.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.75% of the workforce in Hampton city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.4%

  2. Carpooled

    8.25%

  3. Public Transit

    2.41%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hampton city, VA was Drove Alone (83.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.25%) and those who Public Transit (2.41%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hampton city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hampton city, VA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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