Hamlet, NC

Hamlet, situated in Richmond County, is a city made up of 5.14 square miles.

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In 1991, there was a grease fire at the Imperial Foods chicken processing plant that killed 25 people.  


The median resident age in Hamlet is 30 years. The median estimated household income is about $37,000 making it about $11,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $17,000. The average price for a home in Hamlet is about $99,000 (2015) which is $61,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Hamlet is 54% White, 36% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 8% other. 83% of the population are high school graduates, with 12% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 41% are married, 12% are divorced, 4% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 36% that have never been married. 

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Richmond County

Hamlet belongs to Richmond County in the southern part of North Carolina.

The County, named after Charles Lennox, is a part of the NC Micropolitan Statistical Area, has a population of 46,600, while its county seat and largest city, Rockingham, has a population of 9,550.

Richmond County borders Moore, Scotland, Anson, Montgomery, and Marlboro (SC) counties.

Richmond County is made up of 480 square miles. 474 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.


The population of Hamlet, NC is about 6,500. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1910's.


The elevation of Hamlet, NC is 299 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Hamlet, NC is 28345.

Area Code

The area code for Hamlet, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Hamlet and Richmond County have voted mostly Democrat, with 51% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 43% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 55% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Hamlet is about 8% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Production, sales, and material moving make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Richmond County Daily Journal is the primary newspaper that covers the Richmond County area.