Hampton, South Carolina
|Hampton, South Carolina|
|— Town —|
|• Total||4.5 sq mi (11.8 km2)|
|• Land||4.5 sq mi (11.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||108 ft (33 m)|
|• Density||626.1/sq mi (241.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP codes||29913, 29924|
|GNIS feature ID||12458942|
Hampton is located at 4.(32.867514, -81.111554)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12 km2), of which, 4.5 square miles (12 km2) of it is land and 0.22% is water.
Since 1943, Hampton has hosted the annual Hampton County Watermelon Festival held in the third week of June. The weeklong festival features such events as a watermelon judging contest and a watermelon eating contest. The main event of the festival is the parade held on Saturday that runs from Varnville to Hampton. As of 2011, the Watermelon Festival is the state of South Carolina's longest, continually-running festival. The festival has never been skipped or canceled since its start.
As of the census1 of 2000, there were 2,837 people (2,795 in 2004 estimate), 1,178 households, and 775 families residing in the town. The population density was 626.1 people per square mile (241.8/km²). There were 1,339 housing units at an average density of 295.5 per square mile (114.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 55.30% White, 42.44% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.78% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.81% of the population.
There were 1,178 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 18.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 83.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $30,650, and the median income for a family was $40,688. Males had a median income of $31,625 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,326. About 15.2% of families and 18.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.4% of those under age 18 and 17.7% of those age 65 or over.
Major Christopher Williams of the United States Air Force
Ty Cline (born June 15, 1939 in Hampton, South Carolina) was a Major League baseball player
- Patrick Henry Academy
- Ben Hazel Primary School
- North District Middle School
- Wade Hampton High School
- Hampton Elementary School
- Brunson Elementary School
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- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.