The Hampton Va Ghetto??? A Look Into the Hampton Va Black Population
The Hampton Va ghetto of a small town in the Hampton Roads and 7 Cities metropolitan often gets overlooked by the nearby city of Newport News.
Population: Around 135,000
Hampton VA Black Population: 50%
Rank in State: Virginia’s 8th largest city
Poverty Rate: 16%
Average Income: $26,000
2016 Crime Rate: 287.9 per 100,000 compared 280 National Average
Hampton Va Black History / Background Story
The Hampton Va black history story 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.
With the Hampton Va black population only making up for half of the total population of over 135,000, the city has only 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 $26,000.
‘Hoods & Communities
The main communities of the Hampton Va ghetto are are Lower Aberdeen, Shell Road, Phoebus, Rip Rap, Queen Street, and apartments like Lincoln Park, Pine Chapel, and Langley Square.
These communities of the Hampton Va makes the small city of Hampton, located on the peninsula of Hampton Roads, to be similar to the other cities of the region like 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.