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Hampton, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Hampton
Entering Hampton along County Route 635
Entering Hampton along County Route 635
Map of Hampton in Hunterdon County. Inset: Location of Hunterdon County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Hampton in Hunterdon County. Inset: Location of Hunterdon County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Hampton, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Hampton, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Hunterdon
Incorporated February 20, 1895 as Junction Borough
Renamed February 11, 1909 as Hampton Borough
Area
 • Total 1.545 sq mi (4.001 km2)
 • Land 1.531 sq mi (3.965 km2)
 • Water 0.014 sq mi (0.036 km2)  0.89%
Area rank 448th of 566 in state
16th of 26 in county
Elevation 417 ft (127 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 1,401
 • Estimate (2015) 1,361
 • Rank 519th of 566 in state
20th of 26 in county
 • Density 915.1/sq mi (353.3/km2)
 • Density rank 396th of 566 in state
12th of 26 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08827
Area code(s) 908
FIPS code 3401929460
GNIS feature ID 0885243
Website www.hamptonboro.com

Hampton is a borough in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,401, reflecting a decline of 145 (-9.4%) from the 1,546 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 31 (+2.0%) from the 1,515 counted in the 1990 Census.

What is now Hampton was originally incorporated by an act of the New Jersey Legislature as Junction Borough on February 20, 1895, from portions of both Lebanon Township and Bethlehem Township, based on the results of a referendum held on the previous day. By a resolution of the borough council, the name was changed to Hampton as of February 11, 1909. In 1931, additional territory was annexed from both Glen Gardner borough and Bethlehem Township.

Located on the banks of the Musconetcong River, Hampton has changed little since it was first settled in 1800. In 1880, the town consisted of a store, hotel, cabinet manufacturer, blacksmith, wheelwright shop, grist mill, school house and about 25 dwellings. Hampton was once known as "Junction" because the Central Railroad of New Jersey and the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad crossed through here.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.545 square miles (4.001 km2), including 1.531 square miles (3.965 km2) of land and 0.014 square miles (0.036 km2) of water (0.89%).

The borough borders Bethlehem Township, Glen Gardner Borough and Lebanon Township. Hampton also borders Warren County.

Hampton Junction is an unincorporated community within Hampton.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 998
1910 914 −8.4%
1920 916 0.2%
1930 861 −6.0%
1940 864 0.3%
1950 975 12.8%
1960 1,135 16.4%
1970 1,386 22.1%
1980 1,614 16.5%
1990 1,515 −6.1%
2000 1,546 2.0%
2010 1,401 −9.4%
Est. 2015 1,361 −2.9%
Population sources:
1900-1920 1900-1910
1910-1930 1930-1990
2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,401 people, 570 households, and 368.2 families residing in the borough. The population density was 915.1 per square mile (353.3/km2). There were 612 housing units at an average density of 399.7 per square mile (154.3/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 92.29% (1,293) White, 2.50% (35) Black or African American, 0.71% (10) Native American, 1.86% (26) Asian, 0.07% (1) Pacific Islander, 1.00% (14) from other races, and 1.57% (22) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.35% (75) of the population.

There were 570 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 31.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.6 years. For every 100 females there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 97.0 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $63,681 (with a margin of error of +/- $9,751) and the median family income was $82,396 (+/- $19,162). Males had a median income of $54,500 (+/- $9,914) versus $33,594 (+/- $8,886) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $30,468 (+/- $3,353). About 10.2% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.3% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,546 people, 559 households, and 377 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,006.8 people per square mile (387.6/km2). There were 574 housing units at an average density of 373.8 per square mile (143.9/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.01% White, 4.98% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 0.78% from other races, and 1.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.85% of the population.

There were 559 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 106.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $51,111, and the median income for a family was $64,583. Males had a median income of $45,096 versus $32,000 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $22,440. About 7.1% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 8.80 miles (14.16 km) of roadways, of which 6.62 miles (10.65 km) were maintained by the municipality, 1.05 miles (1.69 km) by Hunterdon County and 1.13 miles (1.82 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.


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