Hampton, Illinois

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Hampton is a village in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,626 at the 2000 census.

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History

The village was originally in territory claimed by the Sauk and Fox Indians, and several Woodland era Native mounds are located in the village limits, and in the adjacent Illiniwek State Park. The village in 1834 was platted as "Milan" (not the village 13 miles south-southwest in Illinois—see Milan, Illinois for more). The "paper town" did not sell initially because of the swampy riverfront, and being adjacent to the north end of the Rock island Rapids. However, settlers drained the swamps by the end of the 19th Century, and the village was founded by 1900 as Hampton—ironically, the original name of Milan, Illinois.

Geography

Hampton is located at 41°33′27″N 90°24′29″W / 41.5575°N 90.40806°W / 41.5575; -90.40806 (41.557583, -90.407993)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,626 people, 631 households, and 480 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,028.8 people per square mile (397.3/km²). There were 661 housing units at an average density of 418.2/sq mi (161.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.57% White, 0.25% African American, 0.86% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 2.21% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.92% of the population.

There were 631 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.95.

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