Hampton, Maryland

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Hampton is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland. The population was 5,004 at the 2000 census. Hampton is often considered a subdivision of the nearby community of Towson and is located just north of Baltimore City, Maryland, about twenty minutes from downtown Baltimore. Hampton contains 635 residences situated on lots up to several acres in a park-like setting. The community is anchored by its principle landmark, the Hampton National Historic Site. The homes in the Hampton community range quite widely in price, design, features and lot sizes. The Towson United Methodist Church is located in Hampton, flanked on the south by I-695 and Goucher College.

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History

In 1929 the Hampton Development Company was formed and the land around the Hampton Mansion site was subdivided, creating the Hampton Community. The Hampton Mansion remained in the Ridgely family until it became a National Park in 1948.[1]

Geography

Hampton is located at 39°25′22″N 76°35′5″W / 39.42278°N 76.58472°W / 39.42278; -76.58472 (39.4229, -76.5847).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.7 square miles (14.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5,004 people, 1,900 households, and 1,578 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 876.2 people per square mile (338.4/km²). There were 1,935 housing units at an average density of 338.8/sq mi (130.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.41% White, 1.48% African American, 6.00% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.48% of the population.

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