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Hampton, located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, is situated at the heart of the Hampton Roads region. Anchored by aerospace and defense facilities, major medical centers, and higher education, Hampton attracts a highly educated workforce and high-tech companies to its business parks, Downtown, and Coliseum Central Business District. A progressive business environment, eclectic neighborhoods, breathtaking waterfront, endless recreational opportunities, and central location with dynamic shopping, dining and entertainment all combine to make Hampton the perfect place to call home.

Economic Area Population 
Hampton 136,529
Virginia 8,410,175
United States 319,857,056

Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), 2015

Percent of Population by Age Group
Age Range Percent of Population
Under 18 21.60%
18-34 27.30%
35-54 24.50%
55+ 26.90%
Median Age 36
Male 48%
Female 52%

Esri Business Analyst Online 2015 Detailed Age Profile

Median Household Income
Year Amount
2015 $ 46,140
2020 Forecast $ 53,376

Esri Business Analyst Online, 2015 Forecast

Educational Attainment Ages 25+
Hampton Percent
At Least a High School Diploma 90.40%
At Least Some College 63.50%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 23.70%
United States  
At Least a High School Diploma 87.80%
At Least Some College 61.10%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 30.50%

Esri Business Analyst Online 2015 Market Profile

Labor Force
Civilian Labor Force 64,152
Employed 60,867
Unemployed 3,285
Unemployment Rate 5.1%

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, April 2016

Largest Employment by Industry Sector
Industry Number of Employees Percent of Workforce
Government 16,028 26.00%
Retail Trade 6,933 11.19%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 6,305 10.18%
Accommodation and Food Services 5,492 8.87%
Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services 4,554 7.35%
Administrative Support 2,517 4.06%

Virginia Employment Commission, 2015

Largest Private Employers
Alcoa Howmet
NASA Langley Research Center
TE Connectivity
Analytical Mechanics Associates
Contact Information
Mr. Leonard Sledge, Director
City of Hampton Economic Development Department
1 Franklin Street, Suite 600
Hampton, Virginia 23669
(P) 757-727-6237
(F) 757-727-6895
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