The Short Hampton Va Black History Story
The Hampton Virginia black history starts with a number of neighborhoods that were constructed strictly for black families, like Olde Hampton (Queen Street), Aberdeen Gardeens (Lower Aberdeen), or Phoebus, which were some of Hampton’s first communities.
The small town in the Hampton Roads metropolitan often gets overlooked by the nearby city of Newport News.
A population of over 135,000, with about an equal amount of whites and blacks living in the city, the city has about 29% of its businesses black owned.
The poverty rate of 16% is mostly centered around Shell Road, Aberdeen Road, and in the Rip Rap community, with the city’s residents averaging an income of $43,700.
The main communities, which can be seen below, are Lower Aberdeen, Shell Road, Phoebus, Rip Rap, Queen Street, and apartments like Lincoln Park, Pine Chapel, and Langley Square, making the small city of Hampton located on the peninsula of Hampton Roads, to be similar to the other cities of Newport, Norfolk, or Portsmouth.
*Note: All information is provided through people of the community, outside sources, and research. Some information might not be current and/or 100% accurate.