Hampstead is a town in Carroll County in the U.S. state of Maryland. The population was 6,323 at the 2010 census.
Hampstead is located at 39°36′37″N 76°51′5″W / 39.61028°N 76.85139°W / 39.61028; -76.85139 (39.610303, -76.851493). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.21 square miles (8.31 km), of which 3.19 square miles (8.26 km) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km) is water.
Hampstead is approximately 3 miles (5 km) south of Manchester, 6 miles (10 km) east of Westminster, and 9 miles (14 km) north of Reisterstown.
As of the census of 2010, there were 6,323 people, 2,415 households, and 1,658 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,982.1 inhabitants per square mile (765.3/km). There were 2,500 housing units at an average density of 783.7 per square mile (302.6/km). The racial makeup of the town was 94.0% White, 2.0% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.
There were 2,415 households of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.3% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% 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 3.20.
The median age in the town was 35.2 years. 28.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.1% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 9.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,060 people, 1,787 households, and 1,327 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,887.1 people per square mile (729.0/km²). There were 1,851 housing units at an average density of 690.3 per square mile (266.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.79% White, 0.79% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population.
There were 1,787 households out of which 50.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.32.
In the town, the population was spread out with 34.7% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 39.5% from 25 to 44, 14.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $56,655, and the median income for a family was $62,460. Males had a median income of $45,000 versus $30,407 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,730. About 1.3% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.