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Hamlet is a city in Richmond County, in the Rockingham metro area.

The community was named for its size

The latitude of Hamlet is 34.884N. The longitude is -79.694W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 299 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,866.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$29,013
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hamlet demographic reports
Hamlet is near the South Carolina border
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 34. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 5.7 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1991 movie, "Billy Bathgate"
Well-known residents have included:
· John Coltrane, jazz musician
· Tom Wicker, journalist
Local festivals include:
  • Richmond County Fair - Oct. 9-13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hamlet web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: National Railroad Museum and Hall of Fame
Colleges and universities: Richmond Community College

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hamlet demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Richmond County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28345 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

4% of Hamlet residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hamlet ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hamlet was $14,764, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% of Hamlet residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Hamlet include Main Street Commercial Historic District (Hamlet) ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hamlet, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $275.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $645.


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Libraries in Hamlet include Hamlet Public Library ... View libraries

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Richmond County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hamlet political report.

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The average commute time for Hamlet workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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