Hampton, Virginia is a mid-sized city with a population of just over 136,000. The city's residents, with an average age of just under 38, are younger than most cities in Virginia. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 57% of residents own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $1,098 per month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Virginia. Over the course of a year, renters in Hampton will save around $2,200 compared to the state average.
Many Hampton residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Together, these industries make up 17% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. Hampton workers bring in an average annual income of nearly $64,000, about $24,000 less than their peers elsewhere in Virginia. Hampton's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Compared to the state average, Hampton has a relatively large concentration of residents older than 25 who possess an Associate's degree (6%). Further, 10% have a Bachelor's degree and 6% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree.
Averaging about 25 minutes, Hampton's commute time is shorter than the state average of about 30 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing way to get to work, chosen by 44% of workers, while public transit is not extensively used. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.