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Welcome to Hamlet ...
The city of Hamlet is located in Richmond County<1>.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Hamlet has a population of 6,386 people<2> (see below for details).
Hamlet is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Hamlet lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Hamlet lies within the (910) area code.
The ZIP code for Hamlet: 28345<4>
We don't have a date for the establishment of Hamlet.
Websites for Hamlet ...
Official Website: www.hamletnc.org/
Chamber of Commerce: www.richmondcountychamber.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hamlet had an population of 6,386 people. This is a decrease of 1.68% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.11% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Hamlet had a population of 6,495 people (or 13.93% of the total population of Richmond County). This makes Hamlet the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Hamlet represents 0.07% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 111st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 6,495 people, the population of Hamlet increased 7.93% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,018 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Hamlet.
Communities Also Named Hamlet ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 24 communities that are also named Hamlet - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Ontario, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hamlet.
Communities near Hamlet ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hamlet.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hamlet. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hamlet.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hamlet. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hamlet.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hamlet. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hamlet.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hamlet ...
Looking for more information about Hamlet? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Hamlet, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hamlet.
Adding Hamlet to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Hamlet in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Hamlet was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Hamlet on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Hamlet.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Hamlet: www.hamletnc.org/
The official website for Richmond County: www.co.richmond.nc.us/
The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/
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