Hampton, Arkansas

According to ACRONYMMONSTER, Hampton, Arkansas is a small city located in Calhoun County, Arkansas. It is situated on the south bank of the Ouachita River and is approximately 30 miles southwest of Little Rock. As of the 2010 census, the population was 631.

The city was founded in 1881 by William B. Hampton and was named after him. The original settlers were mostly farmers who grew cotton and other crops on the fertile land along the Ouachita River. It quickly developed into a thriving river port town with many businesses such as a sawmill, gristmill, brickyard, cotton gin, blacksmith shop and general store.

The town’s economy has since diversified to include manufacturing and retail stores. The main industries are timber and wood products, aluminum die-casting, plastics manufacturing and food processing companies. There are also several small businesses in town including restaurants, antique shops, gift shops and more.

According to Topbbacolleges, the city of Hampton boasts numerous attractions for visitors to enjoy including historic sites such as the old post office building which dates back to 1909; Fort Hindman which was built during the Civil War; and several other historic buildings such as churches, schools and homes that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are also plenty of recreational activities available including fishing along the Ouachita River or hiking through nearby forests like DeGray Lake State Park or Hot Springs National Park.

Hampton also offers its residents plenty of opportunities for education with Calhoun County Public Schools operating several elementary schools within city limits as well as a middle school and high school located nearby in neighboring towns like Camden or Fordyce. The University of Arkansas at Monticello is also within close proximity for those seeking higher education options beyond high school graduation.

Overall Hampton is a great place to live with its quaint atmosphere combined with modern amenities that make life convenient for its residents while still offering plenty of things to do both indoors and outdoors year round! With its rich history combined with all it has to offer today it’s no wonder why so many people call Hampton home.

Population: 1,579. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,512 (-4.2% change)
Males: 698 (44.2%), Females: 881 (55.8%)

Calhoun County

Zip codes: 71744.

Median resident age: 39.6 years
Median household income: $25,057
Median house value: $45,700

Races in Hampton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (65.9%)
  • Black (32.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (14.0%), Irish (11.9%), English (5.4%), German (2.9%), Polish (2.0%), French (1.6%).

Elevation: 201 feet

Land area: 3.0 square miles

Hampton, Arkansas


For population 25 years and over in Hampton

  • High school or higher: 73.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hampton city

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

0.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+1.2%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Hampton:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hampton:

  • MEMORIAL FIELD (about 77 miles; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Abbreviation: HOT)
  • MONROE REGIONAL (about 78 miles; MONROE, LA; Abbreviation: MLU)
  • ADAMS FIELD (about 83 miles; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Abbreviation: LIT)

Other public-use airports nearest to Hampton:

  • HAMPTON MUNI (about 2 miles; HAMPTON, AR; Abbreviation: 0R6)
  • HARRELL FIELD (about 21 miles; CAMDEN, AR; Abbreviation: CDH)
  • H L HOPKINS-FORDYCE MUNI (about 22 miles; FORDYCE, AR; Abbreviation: 5M4)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hampton:

  • UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO (about 46 miles; Monticello, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,048)
  • SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS (about 55 miles; MAGNOLIA, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,646)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF (about 62 miles; PINE BLUFF, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,801)
  • HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 62 miles; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Full-time enrollment: 3,109)
  • LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY (about 71 miles; RUSTON, LA; Full-time enrollment: 9,013)
  • GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY (about 72 miles; GRAMBLING, LA; Full-time enrollment: 4,299)
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE (about 75 miles; MONROE, LA; Full-time enrollment: 8,116)


Public high school in Hampton:

  • HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 345; Location: 419 EAST MAIN ST.; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle school in Hampton:

  • HAMPTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 363; Location: 485 EAST MAIN ST.; Grades: KG – 06)