Hampstead Economic Profile

Of the population in Hampstead, around 80 percent of them are currently employed. Of these, 20 percent hold a bachelor's degree or higher, with most of the rest possessing high school degrees. The most commonly held occupations are within sales and office jobs, with management and professional positions coming next. The largest industries of the area are service, construction and maintenance, and then production and transportation trades. The median household income is $49,000 and houses are commonly valued around $242,000. Hampstead is projected to have a future job growth of 37 percent, and nearby Wilmington has job opportunities as well.  

Major Employers

929 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 251 0081

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Founded in Wilmington, the company has offices in 46 countries with more than 12,000 professionals worldwide. Their international headquarters is in downtown Wilmington....more about PPD

Demographics and Statistics

Hampstead has a hearty population of nearly 12,000 full-time residents, with an annual population increase of 12 percent. Stretching 136 square miles, there are 85 people within each square mile.  A unique quality of Hampstead is its large singles population, with 71 percent of all residents single. The median age of the area is about 44 years old. With a close proximity to all the city of  Wilmington has to offer, Hampstead has become a popular place to reside and is removed from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Overview and History

Hampstead, once a small fishing village, is now one of the fastest growing areas in the region. Many neighborhoods front the waterway, more are along the numerous creeks and even more line the area's four golf courses and natural woodlands. Hampstead is seeing growth and change at a rapid pace, and farmlands, once used for blueberries and tobacco, are growing houses and neighborhoods as development of the area increases.  With fabulous schools, beautiful landscapes and shopping needs just right down the street, it's no wonder why Hampstead is taking off like an airplane. 

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