Hampton, Maryland

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Hampton, Maryland
Census-designated place
Location of Hampton, Maryland
Location of Hampton, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°25′22″N 76°35′5″W / 39.42278°N 76.58472°W / 39.42278; -76.58472Coordinates: 39°25′22″N 76°35′5″W / 39.42278°N 76.58472°W / 39.42278; -76.58472
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Baltimore
Area
 • Total 5.7 sq mi (14.8 km2)
 • Land 5.7 sq mi (14.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 338 ft (103 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,052
 • Density 890/sq mi (340/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 24-36512
GNIS feature ID 0590409

Hampton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland. The population was 5,052 at the 2010 census.[1] Hampton is often considered a subdivision of the nearby community of Towson and is located just north of Baltimore, about twenty minutes from downtown. Hampton contains residences situated on lots up to several acres in a park-like setting. The community is anchored by its principal landmark, the Hampton National Historic Site. The Towson United Methodist Church is located in Hampton, flanked on the south by I-695 and Goucher College.

History[edit]

In 1929 the Hampton Development Company was formed and the land around the Hampton Mansion site was subdivided, creating the Hampton Community. The Hampton Mansion remained in the Ridgely family until it became a National Historic Site in 1948.[2]

Geography[edit]

Hampton is located at 39°25′22″N 76°35′5″W / 39.42278°N 76.58472°W / 39.42278; -76.58472 (39.4229, -76.5847).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.7 square miles (15 km2), all of it land.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hampton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 5,004 people, 1,900 households, and 1,578 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 876.2 people per square mile (338.4/km²). There were 1,935 housing units at an average density of 338.8/sq mi (130.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.41% White, 1.48% African American, 6.00% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.48% of the population.

There were 1,900 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.3% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.9% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 19.3% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 24.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $95,546, and the median income for a family was $100,240. Males had a median income of $75,518 versus $42,479 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $43,850. About 0.4% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.

Recent developments[edit]

The Towson United Methodist Church announced plans in 2008 to sell 5 acres (2.0 ha) of undeveloped, wooded property it owns on Hampton Lane to a developer, who plans to construct a senior housing complex there.[6] A zoning change application has been submitted to Baltimore County officials to allow 16 residential units per acre (current zoning limits density to two residential units per acre). The president of the Hampton Improvement Association, representing neighborhood residents, said his group is "focused on the zoning issues and what that could do to the character of Hampton", saying they "oppose zoning changes that would allow higher density residential development and require trees to be knocked down".[6] A spokesman for The Shelter Group, the developer, said they are cognizant of the neighbors' concerns and "look forward to coming up with a resolution that will work for everyone".[6] The church's senior pastor, Rev. David Cooney, told the Baltimore Sun, "We entered into this with Shelter, believing this is a good use for the land — that this is a good company and a needed service".[6] The County Council will rule on the zoning change, after planning staff evaluation and public hearings, in September 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Hampton CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ Ann Milkovich McKee (2007). Images of America — Hampton National Historic Site. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7385-4418-2. 
  3. ^ "Hampton". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Hampton, Maryland
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ a b c d Laura Barnhardt (2008-02-18). "Hampton residents fight development". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2008-02-19. [dead link]

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