Location of Hampton, Iowa
|• Total||4.43 sq mi (11.47 km2)|
|• Land||4.43 sq mi (11.47 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,145 ft (349 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||4,398|
|• Density||1,007.0/sq mi (388.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0457225|
William A. Krause and Tony S. Gentle, founded the Hampton Oil Company in Hampton, in 1959. Hampton Oil eventually became the Krause Gentle Corporation, which is Kum & Go's parent company. In 1963, Krause Gentle introduced the company's first convenience stores, selling both fuel and merchandise items, in which they changed their gas station into a "station store". The Kum & Go brand has expanded to become a dominating competitor in the Midwestern United States convenience store market and as of 2010[ref] is ranked 23rd largest in the entire nation with 434 stores. In 1988, the headquarters were moved to West Des Moines, Iowa.
Hampton's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 42.743164, -93.207872.
|Hampton historical population|
|Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,461 people, 1,752 households, and 1,125 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,007.0 inhabitants per square mile (388.8/km2). There were 1,971 housing units at an average density of 444.9 per square mile (171.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.1% White, 0.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 7.2% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.5% of the population.
There were 1,752 households of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.8% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.05.
The median age in the city was 38.9 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 19% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,218 people, 1,766 households, and 1,110 families residing in the city. The population density was 986.4 people per square mile (380.5/km²). There were 1,928 housing units at an average density of 450.9 per square mile (173.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.90% White, 0.14% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 7.68% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.98% of the population.
There were 1,766 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.89.
Age spread: 23.2% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 22.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,005, and the median income for a family was $45,391. Males had a median income of $29,706 versus $20,909 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,907. About 7.0% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.6% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.
In 2007, the 200 MW Buffalo Creek Wind Farm was developed by Wind Capital Group and later sold to Alliant Energy later the same year. Hampton was at one time home of Winnebago Industries Fiberglass division until the plant was moved to Forest City, Iowa in 2008.
Arts and culture
The Franklin Country Fair is held in Hampton. In past years the star attractions have been Luke Bryan, Trace Adkins, Rascal Flatts, David Nail, The Marshall Tucker Band and Lonestar. At the 2011 fair the acts were Lincoln Brewster, Kellie Pickler, and Charlie Daniels Band.
Parks and recreation
Beeds Lake State Park is located a few miles northwest of the city.
The city is intersected by two major highways: US Route 65 and Iowa Highway 3. Interstate 35 is nine miles west of town. There is also an airport, Hampton Municipal, located on the city's southwest side.
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- Tom Latham (born 1948) U.S. Representative for Iowa's 4th congressional district
- William D. Leahy (1875–1959) Fleet Admiral, Chief of Staff to President Roosevelt during World War II
- Thomas J.B. Robinson (1868–1958) U.S. Representative from Iowa
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- Sale of Buffalo Creek Wind Farm - alternative-energy-news.info - December 12th, 2007
- "Entertainment for the 2011 Fair". Franklin County Fair. Retrieved 2011-07-22.
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