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Welcome to Hampton ...

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hampton has a population of 135,048 people<1> (see below for details).

The coastal city of Hampton was established in 1610.

Hampton is near sea level<2>.

Time Zone: Hampton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Hampton: (757)

The ZIP code for Hampton: 23666<3>

Websites for Hampton ...

Official Website: www.hampton.va.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hampton had an population of 135,048 people. This is a decrease of 1.74% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.78% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hampton had a population of 137,436 people.

The population of Hampton represents 1.72% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 137,436 people, the population of Hampton decreased 6.15% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 146,437 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hampton.

Communities Also Named Hampton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 45 communities that are also named Hampton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois (2), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Washington, West Virginia (2), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hampton.

Communities near Hampton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hampton.

  • Norfolk [Norfolk City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk
    • Norfolk [Norfolk City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Hampton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 242,803 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norfolk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norfolk<5>
  • Newport News [Newport News City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport News
    • Newport News [Newport News City] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Hampton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,062 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport News
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport News<5>
  • Portsmouth [Portsmouth City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
    • Portsmouth [Portsmouth City] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of Hampton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,094 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portsmouth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portsmouth<5>
  • Poquoson [Poquoson City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poquoson
    • Poquoson [Poquoson City] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Hampton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,257 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poquoson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poquoson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poquoson<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
      • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Hampton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,615 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<5>
    • Newgate Village [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newgate Village
      • Newgate Village [Hampton City] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Hampton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newgate Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newgate Village
    • Hilton Village [Newport News City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilton Village
      • Hilton Village [Newport News City] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Hampton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilton Village
    • Bernard Village [Newport News City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bernard Village
      • Bernard Village [Newport News City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Hampton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bernard Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bernard Village
    • Glenwood Park [Norfolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood Park
      • Glenwood Park [Norfolk City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Hampton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood Park
    • Monticello Village [Norfolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello Village
      • Monticello Village [Norfolk City] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Hampton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello Village

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 Hampton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hampton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hampton. 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 Hampton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hampton. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hampton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hampton ...

Looking for more information about Hampton? 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 Hampton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hampton.

Adding Hampton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hampton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Hampton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hampton on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hampton: www.hampton.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hampton.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hampton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Hampton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hampton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hampton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hampton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HamptonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hampton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0295, Longitude: -76.3504    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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