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Hampton is an independent city, in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk metro area.
The community was named for the Southampton (Hampton) River, which was named for the Earl of Southampton.
The latitude of Hampton is 37.029N. The longitude is -76.345W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 146,878.
The first battle between two ironclad ships occurred here in 1862, when Confederate forces aboard the Merrimack attacked the Monitor.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hampton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hampton City economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Norfolk-Virginia Beach area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 23661 ZIP code.
9% of Hampton residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hampton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hampton was $19,774, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Hampton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Hampton include Victoria Boulevard Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Hampton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $502. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $968.
Libraries in Hampton include Hampton Public Library, Northampton Branch Library, Phoebus Branch Library, Willow Oaks Branch Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Hampton include WHRO, WVEC.
Hampton City supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hampton political report.
The average commute time for Hampton workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 21 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hampton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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