Hamlet, North Carolina Population 2024

5,931

Hamlet is a city located in Richmond County North Carolina. Hamlet has a 2024 population of 5,931. Hamlet is currently declining at a rate of -0.35% annually and its population has decreased by -1.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,019 in 2020.

The average household income in Hamlet is $54,336 with a poverty rate of 25.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Hamlet is 37.3 years, 28.2 years for males, and 41.9 years for females.

Hamlet Demographics

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

  • White: 52.29%
  • Black or African American: 45.16%
  • Native American: 1.08%
  • Two or more races: 0.93%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.55%
  • Asian:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
5.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,135.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.46% (-88)
The current population of Hamlet, North Carolina is 5,931 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,019.

Hamlet, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,16052.29%
Black or African American2,72945.16%
Native American651.08%
Two or more races560.93%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander330.55%
Asian
Other race
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White

Black or African American

Native American

Two or more races

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Other race

Hamlet Population by Race

Hamlet Population Pyramid 2024

Hamlet Median Age

37.3

Total

28.2

Male

41.9

Female

Hamlet Adults

There are 4,474 adults, (1,058 of whom are seniors) in Hamlet.

Hamlet Age Dependency

76.9

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Hamlet Sex Ratio

Female3,18452.69%
Male2,85947.31%

Hamlet Population by Age

Hamlet Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,2912.585644
Non Family9341.1644.955.1
Married7094.0882.517.5
Female4883.2232.467.6
Male1602.3576.323.8
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3.48

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

56.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hamlet Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Hamlet Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hamlet Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 53.85%.

Hamlet Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$29,346

Average Earnings

$31,235

Average Male

$27,846

Average Female

Hamlet Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hamlet Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hamlet Language

97.92% of Hamlet residents speak only English, while 2.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.08% of the population.

Hamlet Language

Hamlet Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2,7061,10740.91%
White3,08034411.17%
Multiple463882.61%
Hispanic793848.1%
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25.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.66%

Male Poverty Rate

23.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hamlet

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hamlet is Multiple, with 82.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hamlet is White, with 11.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.32%.

Hamlet Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade53.49%
Some College19.89%
High School19.63%
Bachelors or Greater
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Hamlet Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed40.86%
Female Employed22.19%
Male Employed9.34%
Female Unemployed
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Hamlet Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hamlet Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hamlet Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

33.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.6%

Male Marriage Rate

28.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Hamlet Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hamlet Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

351

Number of Veterans

285

Male Veterans

66

Female Veterans

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Hamlet Veterans by War

count

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Hamlet Veterans by Age

count

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Hamlet Veterans by Race

Hamlet Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hamlet Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.6%

Labor Force Participation

46.2%

Employment Rate

10.6%

Unemployment Rate

Hamlet Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hamlet Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hamlet Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

80.59%

Born in Hamlet

99.92%

Native Born

0.08%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.92% of Hamlet residents were born in the United States, with 80.59% having been born in North Carolina. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hamlet Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,826-21-0.36%
20285,847-21-0.36%
20275,868-21-0.36%
20265,889-21-0.36%
20255,910-21-0.35%
20245,931-21-0.35%
20235,952-21-0.35%
20225,973-21-0.35%
20215,994-25-0.42%
20206,019-367-5.75%
20196,386-5-0.08%
20186,391190.3%
20176,372-24-0.38%
20166,396-74-1.14%
20156,470-43-0.66%
20146,513-67-1.02%
20136,580-27-0.41%
20126,607-32-0.48%
20116,639
20106,63962110.32%
20006,018-178-2.87%
19906,1961,47631.27%
19804,720932.01%
19704,6271673.74%
19604,460-601-11.88%
19505,061-50-0.98%
19405,1113106.46%
19304,80199326.08%
19203,808
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Hamlet Population by Year