Hampton is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 137,746 people and 37 constituent neighborhoods, Hampton is the ninth largest community in Virginia.
There are many members of the armed forces living in Hampton. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
Also of interest is that Hampton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing that you will notice about Hampton is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Hampton a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Hampton is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The overall education level of Hampton is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.31% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Hampton in 2018 was $32,831, which is middle income relative to Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,324 for a family of four. However, Hampton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hampton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hampton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hampton residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Hampton include English, German, Irish, Italian, and African.
The most common language spoken in Hampton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.