Hampton Community Association

Hampton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland. The population is 5,052. Hampton is often considered a subdivision of the nearby community of Towson and is located just north of Baltimore. Hampton contains residences situated on lots up to several acres in a park-like setting. The community is anchored by its principal landmark, the Hampton National Historic Site. The Towson United Methodist Church is located in Hampton, flanked on the south by I-695 and Goucher College.

In 1929 the Hampton Development Company was formed and the land around the Hampton Mansion site was subdivided, creating the Hampton Community. The Hampton Mansion remained in the Ridgely family until it became a National Historic Site in 1948.

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hampton has a humid subtropical climate.

There are 1,900 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.3% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.9% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $95,546, and the median income for a family was $100,240. Males had a median income of $75,518 versus $42,479 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $43,850. About 0.4% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.


Recent developments
The Towson United Methodist Church announced plans in 2008 to sell 5 acres of undeveloped, wooded property it owns on Hampton Lane to a developer, who plans to construct a senior housing complex there. A zoning change application has been submitted to Baltimore County officials to allow 16 residential units per acre (current zoning limits density to two residential units per acre). The president of the Hampton Improvement Association, representing neighborhood residents, said his group is "focused on the zoning issues and what that could do to the character of Hampton", saying they "oppose zoning changes that would allow higher density residential development and require trees to be knocked down". A spokesman for The Shelter Group, the developer, said they are cognizant of the neighbors' concerns and "look forward to coming up with a resolution that will work for everyone". A group visit to the Anasazi Ruins of Mesa Verde, Aztec National Monument, and Chaco Canyon, New Mexico is planned for later this year.

Hampton is served by these schools: