Hampton, Georgia

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Hampton, Georgia
City
Location in Henry County and the state of Georgia
Location in Henry County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°22′53″N 84°17′22″W / 33.38139°N 84.28944°W / 33.38139; -84.28944Coordinates: 33°22′53″N 84°17′22″W / 33.38139°N 84.28944°W / 33.38139; -84.28944
Country United States
State Georgia
County Henry
Named for Wade Hampton
Area
 • Total 5.66 sq mi (14.65 km2)
 • Land 5.61 sq mi (14.53 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation 883 ft (269 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,987
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 7,532
 • Density 1,246/sq mi (480.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30228
Area code(s) 770/678/470
FIPS code 13-36276[2]
GNIS feature ID 0315076[3]
Website hamptonga.gov

Hampton is a city in southwestern Henry County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 6,987,[4] up from 3,857 at the 2000 census. By 2015 the estimated population was 7,372.[5] "Hampton" mailing addresses outside the city limits reach into rural parts of eastern Clayton County and northern Spalding County. It is a southeastern suburb in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

History[edit]

The city was once known as "Bear Creek" or "Bear Creek Station", named after a creek that runs through the area. The town was moved, established and renamed in 1873 when the Central Railroad of Georgia was built approx. one mile to the east. It was named after Brig. General Wade Hampton, an American soldier in the Revolutionary War and War of 1812.

Points of interest[edit]

The Atlanta Motor Speedway and the Henry County Airport are located 3 miles (5 km) west of Hampton. The Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center, the Federal Aviation Administration's ARTCC for the airspace over Atlanta and other parts of the Southeast U.S., is located in Hampton.

Geography[edit]

Hampton is located in southwestern Henry County at 33°22′53″N 84°17′22″W / 33.38139°N 84.28944°W / 33.38139; -84.28944 (33.381522, -84.289573).[6] U.S. Route 19/41, a four-lane highway, runs through the western side of the city, leading north 28 miles (45 km) to downtown Atlanta and south 11 miles (18 km) to Griffin. Georgia State Route 20 runs east from US 19/41 through the southern part of Hampton, leading 7 miles (11 km) to Interstate 75 and 10 miles (16 km) to McDonough.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Hampton has a total area of 5.7 square miles (14.7 km2), of which 5.6 square miles (14.5 km2) are land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.86%, are water.[7]

Major highways[edit]

Sports[edit]

Hampton is home to the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Events Sport League Venue
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series, Camping World Truck Series, O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags, Thursday Thunder Series Motorsports NASCAR Atlanta Motor Speedway

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 621
1890 422 −32.0%
1900 468 10.9%
1910 1,093 133.5%
1920 927 −15.2%
1930 1,002 8.1%
1940 619 −38.2%
1950 864 39.6%
1960 1,253 45.0%
1970 1,551 23.8%
1980 2,059 32.8%
1990 2,694 30.8%
2000 3,857 43.2%
2010 6,987 81.2%
Est. 2016 7,532 [1] 7.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,857 people, 1,411 households, and 1,049 families residing in the city. The population density was 899.6 people per square mile (347.1/km²). There were 1,525 housing units at an average density of 355.7 per square mile (137.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.16% White, 13.38% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.57% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.74% of the population.

There were 1,411 households out of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $46,094, and the median income for a family was $48,310. Males had a median income of $37,750 versus $25,286 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,924. About 2.1% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.

Schools[edit]

Public[edit]

Elementary[edit]

  • Hampton Charter Elementary School
  • Mt. Carmel Elementary School
  • Rocky Creek Elementary School

Middle[edit]

  • Hampton Middle School

High[edit]

  • Hampton High School

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-05. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Hampton city, Georgia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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