The small town of Hamlet, North Carolina is home to approximately 6,000 residents. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (17%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young professionals account for a smaller percentage of the town. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just under 39, are younger than most cities in North Carolina. Home ownership is more common than renting in Hamlet, and 44% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $658 per month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in North Carolina. Over the course of a year, renters in Hamlet will save around $3,300 compared to the state average.
Many Hamlet residents work in one of three industries: manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 21% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of residents work in sales, making it the top field in the town. With an average annual income of about $49K, Hamlet workers earn around $19,000 less than their peers elsewhere in North Carolina. The town's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average, Hamlet has a relatively high percentage of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or GED (21%). Furthermore, 8% possess a Bachelor's degree and 3% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
Averaging about 22 minutes, Hamlet's commute time is quicker than the state average of about 25 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing way to get to work, opted for by 34% of workers, while public transit isn't used. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
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