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Hampton is a township in Sussex County, in the New York metro area.
The township was named for Jonathan Hampton, landowner
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Hampton. For links to other places called Hampton, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Hampton is 41.1N. The longitude is -74.858W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 866 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,943.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hampton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sussex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07848 ZIP code.
18% of Hampton residents report German ancestry, and 19% 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 $25,353, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Hampton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hampton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $793. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,447.
Sussex County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hampton political report.
The average commute time for Hampton workers is 39 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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