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Hampton, NH Town Information

Hampton is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 14,976 at the 2010 census.[1][2] Located beside the Atlantic Ocean, Hampton is home to Hampton Beach, a summer tourist destination.


The densely populated central settlement of the town, where 9,656 people resided at the 2010 census,[1] is defined as the Hampton census-designated place (CDP) and is centered on the intersection of U.S. 1 and NH 27.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.7 square miles (38.1 km2), of which 12.9 square miles (33.4 km2) is land and 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) is water, comprising 12.38% of the town.[6] The town center, or CDP, has a total area of 5.4 sq mi (14 km2), of which 5.4 sq mi (14 km2) is land and 0.1 sq mi (0.26 km2) (1.11%) is water.


Hampton is drained by the Hampton and Drakes rivers. The town lies fully within the New Hampshire Coastal watershed.[7] The highest point in Hampton is Bride Hill (approximately 150 feet (46 m) above sea level), near the town line with Exeter.


Town information courtesy of Wikipedia