Hamlet, North Carolina

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Hamlet is a town in Richmond County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 6,018 at the 2000 census.



Hamlet is located at 34°53′17″N 79°42′22″W / 34.88806°N 79.70611°W / 34.88806; -79.70611 (34.887936, -79.706201).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.14 square miles (13.3 km2), of which, 5.05 sq mi (13.1 km2) of it is land and 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2) of it (1.75%) is water.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,018 people, 2,453 households, and 1,682 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,192.4 inhabitants per square mile (460.4 /km2).[4] There were 2,738 housing units at an average density of 542.5 /sq mi (209.5 /km2).[4] The racial makeup of the city was 61.85% White, 34.51% African American, 1.61% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.48% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.26% of the population.

There were 2,453 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 20.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.98.

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