Location in Henry County and the state of Georgia
|Named for||Wade Hampton|
|o Total||5.66 sq mi (14.65 km2)|
|o Land||5.61 sq mi (14.53 km2)|
|o Water||0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)|
|Elevation||883 ft (269 m)|
|o Estimate (2016)||7,532|
|o Density||1,246/sq mi (480.9/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0315076|
Hampton is a city in southwestern Henry County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 6,987, up from 3,857 at the 2000 census. By 2015 the estimated population was 7,372. "Hampton" mailing addresses outside the city limits reach into rural parts of eastern Clayton County and northern Spalding County. It is a southeastern suburb in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
The city was once known as "Bear Creek" or "Bear Creek Station", named after a creek that runs through the area. The town was moved, established and renamed in 1873 when the Central Railroad of Georgia was built approx. one mile to the east. It was named after Brig. General Wade Hampton, an American soldier in the Revolutionary War and War of 1812.
The Atlanta Motor Speedway and the Henry County Airport are located 3 miles (5 km) west of Hampton. The Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center, the Federal Aviation Administration's ARTCC for the airspace over Atlanta and other parts of the Southeast U.S., is located in Hampton.
Hampton is located in southwestern Henry County at  U.S. Route 19/41, a four-lane highway, runs through the western side of the city, leading north 28 miles (45 km) to downtown Atlanta and south 11 miles (18 km) to Griffin. Georgia State Route 20 runs east from US 19/41 through the southern part of Hampton, leading 7 miles (11 km) to Interstate 75 and 10 miles (16 km) to McDonough.(33.381522, -84.289573).
According to the United States Census Bureau, Hampton has a total area of 5.7 square miles (14.7 km2), of which 5.6 square miles (14.5 km2) are land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.86%, are water.
Hampton is home to the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
|Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series, Camping World Truck Series, O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags, Thursday Thunder Series||Motorsports||NASCAR||Atlanta Motor Speedway|
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,857 people, 1,411 households, and 1,049 families residing in the city. The population density was 899.6 people per square mile (347.1/km²). There were 1,525 housing units at an average density of 355.7 per square mile (137.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.16% White, 13.38% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.57% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.74% of the population.
There were 1,411 households out of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.12.
In the city, the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $46,094, and the median income for a family was $48,310. Males had a median income of $37,750 versus $25,286 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,924. About 2.1% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.