Hamlet, North Carolina Population 2020

6,318

Hamlet is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 6,318, it is the 123rd largest city in North Carolina and the 4182nd largest city in the United States. Hamlet is currently declining at a rate of -0.17% annually and its population has decreased by -2.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,495 in 2010. Hamlet reached it's highest population of 6,566 in 2010. Spanning over 5 miles, Hamlet has a population density of 1,210 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hamlet is $46,676 with a poverty rate of 24.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $586 per month, and the median house value is $89,100. The median age in Hamlet is 35.9 years, 35.9 years for males, and 35.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 85.3 males.

Hamlet Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hamlet was:

  • White: 51.51%
  • Black or African American: 43.15%
  • Two or more races: 1.73%
  • Native American: 1.40%
  • Asian: 1.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.94%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Hamlet, North Carolina is 6,318, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,340.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,495.

Hamlet, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,27751.51%
Black or African American2,74543.15%
Two or More Races1101.73%
American Indian and Alaska Native891.40%
Asian811.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander600.94%

Hamlet Population Pyramid 2020

Hamlet Median Age

35.9


Total

35.9


Male

35.9


Female

Hamlet Adults

There are 4,587 adults, (934 of whom are seniors) in Hamlet.

Hamlet Age Dependency

74.2

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Hamlet Sex Ratio

Female

3,434

53.98%

Male

2,928

46.02%

Hamlet Households and Families

Hamlet Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Hamlet Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male93.3%6.7%
Married75.5%24.5%
All54%46%
Non Family53%47%
Female25.8%74.2%

54.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,4112.5954
Non Family9061.1453
Married7543.2875.5
Female6623.7625.8
Male892.7893.3

3.37

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

8.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Hamlet Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2155.72%
9th to 12th Grade61116.25%
High School Graduate1,11129.54%
Some College90524.06%
Associates Degree3479.23%
Bachelors Degree42411.27%
Graduate Degree1483.94%

Hamlet Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,0891,806319
Black1,317965216
Hispanic14922
Native American896327
Multiple Races645210
Asian5327
Islander44

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 86.45%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 30.34%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,468$26,007$25,315
Less Than High School$14,100$13,800$15,556
High School Grad$21,957$21,042$22,149
Some College$28,561$35,601$26,081
Bachelors Degree$28,224$44,750$26,700
Graduate Degree$59,242$$58,598

$25,468

Average Earnings

$26,007

Average Male

$25,315

Average Female

Hamlet Language

Hamlet Language by Age

Hamlet Language

92.88% of Hamlet residents speak only English, while 7.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.20% of the population.

Hamlet Poverty

Hamlet Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,7131,29747.81%
White2,9771785.98%
Multiple1104540.91%
Hispanic301227.31%
Native841011.90%

24.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.42%

Male Poverty Rate

24.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hamlet

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hamlet is Black, with 47.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hamlet is White, with 5.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.51%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.08%
Some College20.13%
High School13.41%
Bachelors or Greater12.81%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed45.78%
Female Unemployed22.31%
Female Employed14.89%
Male Employed6.11%

Hamlet Income

Hamlet Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,681$46,676
Families$44,702$55,922
Married Families$54,595-
Non Families$24,327$28,576

Hamlet Marital Status

Hamlet Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.9%

Male Marriage Rate

33.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Hamlet Married by Age and Sex

Hamlet Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Hamlet Marital Status by Race

Hamlet Veterans

326

Number of Veterans

275

Male Veterans

51

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam111
Second Gulf War69
First Gulf War68
Korea38
World War II
Age Group Veterans
75+82
35 to 5471
65 to 7468
55 to 6454
18 to 3451
Name Veterans % of Total
White1867.06%
Black875.27%
2 or More3136.47%
Hispanic2210.58%
Hawaiian2236.67%

$Hamlet Veterans by Education

9.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hamlet Employment Status

54%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Hamlet Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

79.25%

Born in North Carolina

96.34%

Native Born

3.66%

Foreign Born

2.88%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.34% of Hamlet residents were born in the United States, with 79.25% having been born in North Carolina. 2.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20206,318-11-0.17%
20196,329-11-0.17%
20186,340170.27%
20176,323-11-0.17%
20166,334-75-1.17%
20156,409-42-0.65%
20146,451-63-0.97%
20136,514-23-0.35%
20126,537-29-0.44%
20116,5660.00%
20106,5665480.88%
20006,018-178-0.29%
19906,1961,4762.76%
19804,720930.20%
19704,6271670.37%
19604,460-601-1.26%
19505,061-50-0.10%
19405,1113100.63%
19304,8019932.34%
19203,8080.00%