Hampstead is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 8,632 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hampstead is the 35th largest community in New Hampshire.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hampstead is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hampstead is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hampstead who work in management occupations (13.50%), sales jobs (10.34%), and office and administrative support (9.64%).
Also of interest is that Hampstead has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Hampstead is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Hampstead a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Hampstead has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Hampstead’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Hampstead, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.64 minutes every day commuting to work.
Hampstead is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.63% of adults in Hampstead have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Hampstead in 2018 was $46,554, which is upper middle income relative to New Hampshire, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $186,216 for a family of four. However, Hampstead contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Hampstead home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hampstead residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hampstead include Irish, English, Italian, French, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Hampstead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.