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Overview

Introduction to Hamlet, North Carolina

Hamlet, North Carolina, in Richmond County, is 47 miles W of Fayetteville, North Carolina and 69 miles E of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Hamlet History

Hamlet was established in the late 1800s following the construction of a woolen and saw mill in the region. John Shortridge, an Englishman, set up the mill along Marks Creek. In 1870, a track of railroad connecting Wilmington to Charlotte was laid through this area. The community was named Hamlet in 1873, and incorporated in 1897. Businesses gradually began prospering in the area, and a large number of railroad workers soon settled in the community.

Hamlet and nearby Attractions

  • National Railroad Museum and Hall of Fame
  • Rankin Museum of American and Natural History
  • Town Creek Indian Mound
  • Cheraw State Recreation Area
  • Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve

Things To Do In Hamlet

The National Railroad Museum & Hall of Fame, located in Hamlet, was the depot of the former Seaboard Air Line Railway. It now houses exhibits including a locomotive and caboose. The Rankin Museum of American and Natural History has various antiques, medical memorabilia, 19th-century pottery, a turpentine still and Civil War relics on display. The Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve features nature trails and is a popular hiking spot. Cheraw State Recreation Area, spread across 7,361 acres of land, offers boating, fishing, camping, hiking, swimming and horseback riding opportunities. It also includes a golf course and pedal boat rentals. The Loch Haven Golf Course is nearby as well. In addition, Hamlet hosts the Richmond County Fair every October.

Hamlet Transportation

Fayetteville Regional Airport is nearby.

Hamlet Higher Education

Hamlet is home to the Richmond Community College. The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Francis Marion University and Florence Darlington Technical College are some of the other colleges located nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,500
Male Share of the Population43.2%
Female Share of the Population56.8%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+2,160
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married39.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.4%
Median Earnings25+$22,251
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,774
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,581

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,016
% Above Poverty Level71.8%
% Below Poverty Level28.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.7%
Median Gross Rent$570
Median House Value$92,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)57%
Irish8.8%
English6.6%
Scottish4.1%
German2.7%
African0.9%
Italian0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Arab0.3%
French Except Basque0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Welsh0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Hamlet Almanac

CategoryValue
County Richmond County
Standard Zip Codes28345
Phone Area Codes910
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.88
Approximate Longitude-79.7

Hamlet Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHAMLET
Distance0.3 miles
Jan Temp28 to 53 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip49 inches
StationLAURINBURG
Distance15.9 miles
Jan Temp32 to 53 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 74 F
Annual Precip48.1 inches
StationCHERAW
Distance16.7 miles
Jan Temp30 to 53 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 74 F
Annual Precip47.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dobbins Heights875$26,250
Ellerbe1,004$29,904
Gibson537$30,982
Hoffman687$35,658
Laurinburg15,601$34,918
Rockingham9,289$37,642

Hamlet Hospitals

Sandhills Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1000 West Hamlet Avenue
(910) 205-8000

Hamlet Public Schools

Fairview Heights Elementary
104 Hamilton Ave
ZIP: 28345
(910) 582-7900
Primary
Total Enrollment 545
Hamlet Middle
1406 Mcdonald Ave
ZIP: 28345
(910) 582-7903
Middle
Total Enrollment 535
Monroe Avenue Elementary
400 Monroe Ave
ZIP: 28345
(910) 582-7907
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
Richmond 9th Grade Academy
804 County Home Rd
ZIP: 28345
(910) 582-7800
Other
Total Enrollment 502
Richmond Early College High
1042 W Hamlet Ave
ZIP: 28345
(910) 410-1922
High
Total Enrollment 214

Hamlet Private Schools

Hamlet Presbyterian Weekday School
200 Rice St
ZIP: 28345
Elementary
Total Enrollment 52
Outreach Christian Academy
440 Battley Dairy Rd
ZIP: 28345
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
Second Baptist Church Day School
518 4th St
ZIP: 28345
Elementary
Total Enrollment 109
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