Location in Calhoun County and the state of Arkansas
|• Total||3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)|
|• Land||3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||200 ft (61 m)|
|• Density||440/sq mi (169.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0049808|
Hampton is located east of the center of Calhoun County at  U.S. Routes 278 and 167 intersect in the city. US 278 leads west 23 miles (37 km) to Camden and east 26 miles (42 km) to Warren, while US 167 leads north 21 miles (34 km) to Fordyce and south 27 miles (43 km) to El Dorado.(33.536831, -92.465521).
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,579 people, 619 households, and 402 families residing in the city. The population density was 522.4 people per square mile (201.9/km²). There were 699 housing units at an average density of 231.2 per square mile (89.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 66.18% White, 32.05% Black or African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.08% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 1.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 619 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 79.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $25,057, and the median income for a family was $29,948. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $18,583 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,489. About 19.7% of families and 22.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.3% of those under age 18 and 20.7% of those age 65 or over.
Public education is available via Hampton School District based in Hampton, with students graduating from Hampton High School. The school district encompasses 479.67 square miles (1,242.3 km2) of land including all of Hampton and portions of several Calhoun County communities including Camden, Harrell, and Tinsman.
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