Hampton is a city in southwestern Henry County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 6,987. Census Estimates for 2005 show a population of 4,743. Hampton mailing addresses also dip into eastern Clayton County and northern Spalding County. It is a Southeastern Suburb in the Atlanta Metropolitan area.
The Atlanta Motor Speedway and the Henry County Airport are located 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Hampton. The Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center, the Federal Aviation Administration's ARTCC for the airspace over Atlanta and other parts of the Southeast U.S., is located in Hampton.
The city was once known as Bear Creek or Bear Creek Station, named after a creek that runs through the area. The town was moved and renamed when the railroad was built approx. one mile to the east. Named after Brig. General Wade Hampton an American soldier in Revolutionary War and War of 1812.
Location in Henry County and the state of Georgia
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,857 people, 1,411 households, and 1,049 families residing in the city. The population density was 899.6 people per square mile (347.1/km²). There were 1,525 housing units at an average density of 355.7 per square mile (137.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.16% White, 13.38% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.57% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.74% of the population.
There were 1,411 households out of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.12.
In the city the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $46,094, and the median income for a family was $48,310. Males had a median income of $37,750 versus $25,286 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,924. About 2.1% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.