Hampton Beach, New Hampshire

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Population in 2010: 2,275.
Males: 1,118  (49.2%)
Females: 1,157  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

54.4 years
New Hampshire median age:

43.0 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $91,249
Hampton Beach:

$91,249
NH:

$77,933

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $49,967

Hampton Beach CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $360,500
Hampton Beach:

$360,500
NH:

$281,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $404,470; detached houses: $415,549; townhouses or other attached units: $386,050; in 2-unit structures: $558,704; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $433,839; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $336,539

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,140.

March 2019 cost of living index in Hampton Beach: 132.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.4%
(4.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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  • Races in Hampton Beach, NH (2019)
    • 2,51292.8%White alone
    • 873.2%Hispanic
    • 411.5%Two or more races
    • 311.1%Black alone
    • 311.1%Asian alone

Races in Hampton Beach detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: Irish (28.8%), Italian (20.9%), French (8.2%), English (7.0%), American (5.5%), Polish (5.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 10 feet

67 residents are foreign born (0.8% Europe, 0.3% Latin America).

This place:

2.5%
New Hampshire:

6.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $5,869 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $6,201 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Haverhill, MA (16.5 miles , pop. 58,969).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (42.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (212.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Seabrook Beach, NH (1.2 miles ),
Hampton, NH (1.6 miles ),
Seabrook, NH (1.6 miles ),
Hampton Falls, NH (2.0 miles ),
Salisbury, MA (2.2 miles ),
North Hampton, NH (2.2 miles ),
Amesbury, MA (2.6 miles ),
Rye, NH (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 42.91 N, Longitude: 70.81 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 603

Distribution of median household income in Hampton Beach, NH in 2019
Distribution of house value in Hampton Beach, NH in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.6%
New Hampshire:

3.5%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.0. This is better than average.

City:

58.0
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.65
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.778. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.778
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.96. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.96
U.S.:

19.64
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.33. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.33
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Hampton Beach-area historical tornado activity is near New Hampshire state average. It is 54% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the Hampton Beach place center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category F3 tornado 28.0 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hampton Beach-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Hampshire state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 48.4 miles away from Hampton Beach center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 182.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 57.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 191.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 181.8 miles away from Hampton Beach center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 264.2 miles away from Hampton Beach center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rockingham County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 9, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Snowstorms: 4, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Hampton Beach:

  • OCEANSIDE SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; HAMPTON, NH)
  • EXETER ON HAMPTON CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; EXETER, NH)
  • GREENLEAF HOUSE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SALISBURY, MA)
  • SEACOAST HOSPICE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; EXETER, NH)
  • WEBSTER AT RYE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; RYE, NH)
  • FMC OF NEWBURYPORT (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; NEWBURYPORT, MA)
  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES OF EXETER (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; EXETER, NH)

Amtrak stations near Hampton Beach:

  • 9 miles: EXETER (60 LINCOLN ST.) . Services: ticket office.
  • 17 miles: HAVERHILL (WASHINGTON ST. @ RAILROAD SQUARE) . Services: ticket office.
  • 18 miles: DURHAM (3 DEPOT RD.) . Services: ticket office.

Operable nuclear power plant near Hampton Beach:

  • 3 miles: Seabrook in Seabrook, NH.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hampton Beach:

  • Northern Essex Community College (about 15 miles; Haverhill, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,737)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 17 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 15,243)
  • North Shore Community College (about 23 miles; Danvers, MA; FT enrollment: 5,195)
  • Merrimack College (about 23 miles; North Andover, MA; FT enrollment: 2,734)
  • Endicott College (about 25 miles; Beverly, MA; FT enrollment: 4,064)
  • Salem State University (about 29 miles; Salem, MA; FT enrollment: 8,027)
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 32 miles; Lowell, MA; FT enrollment: 12,341)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Hampton Fire Department Station 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Hampton Beach: Hampton Salt Marsh Conservation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Creavy Crest Apartments (Arcades & Amusements; 16 J Street).

Hotel: Creavy Crest Apartments (16 J Street).

Rockingham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

1.8 people
New Hampshire:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

45.2%
Whole state:

66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.5%
Whole state:

8.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
24 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Hampton Beach:

Marital status in Hampton Beach, NH
  • Never married: 28.1%
  • Now married: 44.5%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 20.3%

For population 25 years and over in Hampton Beach:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
New Hampshire average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Hampton Beach
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hampton Beach, NH (based on Rockingham County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic84,69724
Mainline Protestant19,07278
Evangelical Protestant7,45661
Other3,49020
Orthodox2001
None180,308-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 47
Rockingham County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Rockingham County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 55
Rockingham County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 98
Rockingham County:

3.31 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 283
This county:

9.56 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Rockingham County:

7.6%
New Hampshire:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.3%
State:

24.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Rockingham County:

16.8%
New Hampshire:

15.9%

7.23% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($84,203 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
New Hampshire average:

6.87%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($696 average AGI)
Rockingham County:

0.04%
New Hampshire average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Essex County, MA  1.37% ($74,166 average AGI)
from Hillsborough County, NH  1.32% ($68,726)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.75% ($85,602)


6.92% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($74,046 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.92%
New Hampshire average:

6.70%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($512 average AGI)
Rockingham County:

0.06%
New Hampshire average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hillsborough County, NH  1.37% ($54,619 average AGI)
to Strafford County, NH  0.88% ($52,198)
to Essex County, MA  0.74% ($57,814)

Businesses in Hampton Beach, NH

  • McDonald's: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Hampton Beach:

  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGIP (1540 AM; 5 kW; EXETER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WNBP (1450 AM; 1 kW; NEWBURYPORT, MA; Owner: RADIO NEWBURYPORT, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDER (1320 AM; 10 kW; DERRY, NH; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. OF NH)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTSN (1270 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, NH; Owner: GARRISON CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hampton Beach:

  • WSAK (102.1 FM; HAMPTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNEF (91.7 FM; NEWBURYPORT, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WHEB (100.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WERZ (107.1 FM; EXETER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WUBB (95.3 FM; YORK CENTER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSHK (105.3 FM; KITTERY, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOKQ (97.5 FM; DOVER, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WBOQ (104.9 FM; GLOUCESTER, MA; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Hampton Beach:

  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WENH-TV (Channel 11; DURHAM, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
Hampton Beach fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Hampton Beach fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 131ft / 40.4mTotal length
  • $6,284,000Total costs
  • 17,459Total average daily traffic
  • 1,222Total average daily truck traffic
  • 25,839Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • 23 Harbor Rd (Lat: 42.898417 Lon: -70.817000), Type: Building, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: KUZ447,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 07/11/1994, Expiration Date: 07/11/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: Smith & Gilmore Fishing Pier Inc, 3a Ocean Blvd, Hampton Beach, NH 03842
  • 1 Ocean Blvd (Lat: 42.905083 Lon: -70.820889), Type: Building, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WHV994, Licensee ID: L00348553,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.975 MHz, Grant Date: 05/24/2000, Expiration Date: 07/20/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006, Registrant: Alfred F Gauron, 1 Ocean Blvd, Hampton Beach, NH 03842

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: W1UXR, Grant Date: 10/31/1997, Expiration Date: 10/31/2007, Cancellation Date: 11/03/2009, Registrant: Henry E Dumaine, 23 Dumas Ave Grt Boarshd, Hampton Beach, NH 03842
  • Call Sign: WA1TYD, Licensee ID: L00824763, Grant Date: 05/29/2014, Expiration Date: 07/16/2024, Registrant: Bradley E Louth, 18a Duston Avenue, Hampton Beach, NH 03842

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hampton Beach, NH
  • 69.1%Utility gas
  • 22.7%Electricity
  • 4.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hampton Beach, NH
  • 45.1%Utility gas
  • 39.8%Electricity
  • 11.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Other fuel


Hampton Beach compared to New Hampshire state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
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