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Hampton, NH Town Information

Hampton is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 14,976 at the 2010 census.[1][2] Located beside the Atlantic Ocean, Hampton is home to Hampton Beach, a summer tourist destination. The densely populated central settlement of the town, where 9,656 people resided at the 2010 census,[1] is defined as the Hampton census-designated place (CDP) and is centered on the intersection of U.S. 1 and NH 27.

 

ccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.7 square miles (38.1 km2), of which 12.9 square miles (33.4 km2) is land and 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) is water, comprising 12.38% of the town.[6] The town center, or CDP, has a total area of 5.4 sq mi (14 km2), of which 5.4 sq mi (14 km2) is land and 0.1 sq mi (0.26 km2) (1.11%) is water. Hampton is drained by the Hampton and Drakes rivers. The town lies fully within the New Hampshire Coastal watershed.[7] The highest point in Hampton is Bride Hill (approximately 150 feet (46 m) above sea level), near the town line with Exeter.

 

As of the census of 2000, there were 14,937 people, 6,465 households, and 4,034 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,146.0 people per square mile (442.6/km≤). There were 9,349 housing units at an average density of 277.0 persons/km≤ (717.3 persons/sq mi).

 

Source: Wikipedia

 

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