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Population (year 2000): 6,018. Estimated population in July 2005: 5,824 (-3.2% change)
Males: 2,823 (46.9%), Females: 3,195 (53.1%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 37.6 years
Median household income: $29,013 (year 2000)
Median house value: $54,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Hamlet:

  • White Non-Hispanic (61.1%)
  • Black (34.5%)
  • American Indian (2.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)

Ancestries: United States (8.6%), Scotch-Irish (6.1%), English (5.8%), Irish (4.8%), Scottish (3.4%), German (2.7%).North Carolina

Elevation: 350 feet

Land area: 5.0 square miles

Hamlet,

For population 25 years and over in Hamlet

  • High school or higher: 75.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hamlet city

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 51.2%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -1,168 (-16.3%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Fayetteville, (55.6 miles pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (80.3 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (472.4 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Heights, NC (1.5 miles Dobbins Rockingham, NC (4.4 miles East NC Rockingham, (5.2 miles NC (11.1 miles Gibson, NC (13.3 miles Ellerbe, NC (14.7 miles Hoffman, NC (18.3 miles Laurinburg, SC Bennettsville, (18.5 miles

Latitude: 34.89 N, Longitude: 79.71 W

Area code: 910


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (27.2%), Educational,health and social services (20.0%), Retail trade (13.2%).


 

Crime in Hamlet by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 16.6 0.0
Rapes 0 2 2 1
    per 100,000 0.0 33.2 33.2 16.6
Robberies 9 10 9 5
    per 100,000 149.6 166.2 149.6 83.1
Assaults 14 26 22 23
    per 100,000 232.6 432.0 365.6 382.2
Burglaries 140 104 100 124
    per 100,000 2326.4 1728.1 1661.7 2060.5
Thefts 230 224 217 231
    per 100,000 3821.9 3722.2 3605.8 3838.5
Auto thefts 23 24 21 18
    per 100,000 382.2 398.8 349.0 299.1
437.7 451.3 436.4 429.7

Average climate in Hamlet, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Hamlet,

Hamlet-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 32% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.7 miles away from the Hamlet city center killed 7 people and injured 100 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category 4 tornado 19.3 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 395 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: John Coltrane - (1926-1967), tenor sax, soprano sax, flute.


Hospital/medical center in Hamlet:
  • SANDHILLS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (1000 WEST HAMLET AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Hamlet:
  • FIRSTHEALTH RICHMOND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; ROCKINGHAM, NC)
  • MARLBORO PARK HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; BENNETTSVILLE, SC)
  • SCOTLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; LAURINBURG, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hamlet:
  • MOORE COUNTY (about 33 miles; PINEHURST/SOUTHERN PINES, NC; ID: SOP)
  • FLORENCE REGIONAL (about 49 miles; FLORENCE, SC; ID: FLO)
  • POPE AFB (about 53 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; ID: POB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Hamlet:
  • ROCKINGHAM-HAMLET (about 4 miles; ROCKINGHAM, NC; ID: 45J)
  • MARLBORO COUNTY JETPORT - H.E. AVENT FIELD (about 19 miles; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; ID: BBP)
  • CHERAW MUNI/LYNCH BELLINGER FIELD (about 22 miles; CHERAW, SC; ID: 47J)

Amtrak station:
HAMLET (MAIN ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 11 $26,267 $28,654 0 $0
Streets and Highways 13 $28,521 $26,327 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 2 $3,631 $21,786 8 $979
Sewerage 3 $5,863 $23,452 0 $0
Welfare 2 $3,638 $21,828 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 11 $18,033 $19,672 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 4 $7,007 $21,021 1 $1,322
Water Supply 5 $9,489 $22,773 0 $0
Financial Administration 7 $14,187 $24,320 0 $0
Other Government Administration 3 $8,024 $32,096 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 18 $47,940 $31,960 0 $0
Police - Other 6 $9,998 $19,996 0 $0
Totals for Government 85 $182,597 $25,778 9 $2,300
College/University in Hamlet:
  • RICHMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 867; Location: 1042 W HAMLET AVE; Public; Website: www.richmond.cc.nc.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hamlet:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE (about 39 miles; PEMBROKE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,806)
  • FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; FLORENCE, SC; FT enrollment: 2,922)
  • FLORENCE DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 49 miles; FLORENCE, SC; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • FAYETTEVILLE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 54 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 4,815)
  • CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; SANFORD, NC; FT enrollment: 2,400)
  • FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 3,506)
  • CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY INC (about 76 miles; BUIES CREEK, NC; FT enrollment: 5,286)
Public primary/middle schools in Hamlet:
  • HAMLET JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 642; Location: 1406 MCDONALD AVE; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • MONROE AVENUE ELEMENTARY (Students: 588; Location: 400 MONROE AVE; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY (Students: 561; Location: 104 HAMILTON AVE; Grades: KG - 03)
  • RICHMOND PRIMARY (Students: 481; Location: 804 COUNTY HOME ROAD; Grades: PK - 03)
Private primary/middle school in Hamlet:
  • SOUTHEASTERN CHRISTIAN ACADY (Students: 21; Location: 320 CHALK RD; Grades: KG - 10)

Churches in Hamlet include: Zion Church (A), Fellowship Church (B).

Reservoirs: Hamlet City Lake (A), Kinsman Lake (B), Richmond Technical Institute Lake (C), City Lake (D).

Post office: (A).  


Hamlet compared to North Carolina state average:
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Hamlet:
  • WKDX (1250 AM; 1 kW; HAMLET, NC; Owner: THE MCLAURIN GROUP)
  • WLWL (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ROCKINGHAM, NC; Owner: SANDHILLS BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAYN (900 AM; 1 kW; ROCKINGHAM, NC)
  • WBSC (1550 AM; 10 kW; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Owner: D-MITCH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEWO (1460 AM; 5 kW; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: SERVICE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WEEB (990 AM; 10 kW; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: PINEHURST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Hamlet:
  • WJSG (104.3 FM; HAMLET, NC; Owner: JACKSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRSH (91.1 FM; ROCKINGHAM, NC; Owner: RICHMOND COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYFQ-FM (93.5 FM; WADESBORO, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFLB (96.5 FM; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: WFLB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIOZ-FM (102.5 FM; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: MERIDIAN COMMUNICATIONS. L.L.C.)
  • WBFY (90.3 FM; PINEHURST, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WJMX-FM (103.3 FM; CHERAW, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
TV broadcast stations around Hamlet:
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYBE-CA (Channel 44; PINEHURST, NC; Owner: MULTIMEDIA NETWORK OF NC, INC)
  • W24AY (Channel 24; LILESVILLE/WADESBORO, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)

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