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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 133,637
Virginia 8,576,326
United States 329,399,330

Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), 2019 Forecast

Percent of Population by Age Group
Age Range Percent of Population
Under 18 21.3%
18-34 25.8%
35-54 24%
55+ 28.9%
Median Age 36.3
Male 47.9%
Female 52.1%

Esri Business Analyst Online 2016 Detailed Age Profile

Median Household Income
Year Amount
2016 $ 50,788
2021 Forecast $ 47,049

Esri Business Analyst Online, 2016 Forecast

Educational Attainment Ages 25+
Hampton Percent
At Least a High School Diploma 90.20%
At Least Some College 64.10%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 24.80%
United States  
At Least a High School Diploma 87.18%
At Least Some College 59.60%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 30.45%

Esri Business Analyst Online 2016 Market Profile

Labor Force
Civilian Labor Force 63,260
Employed 60,110
Unemployed 3,150
Unemployment Rate 5.0%

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, November 2017

Largest Employment by Industry Sector
Industry Number of Employees Percent of Workforce
Government 14,224 26.99%
Healthcare and Social Assistance 6,495 10.10%
Accomodation and Food Service 5,325 8.36%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Service 4,404  8.36%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management 3,002 5.70%
Manufacturing 2,268 4.30%

Virginia Employment Commission, Q3 2016

Largest Private Employers
NASA Langley Research Center
Sentara Healthcare
Hampton University
Howmet Castings & Service Inc.
Riverside Health Systems
Contact Information
Mr. Chuck Rigney Director
City of Hampton Economic Development Department
1 Franklin Street, Suite 600
Hampton, Virginia 23669
(P) 757-728-5168
(F) 757-727-6895

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