Hampton is part of the Hampton Roads metropolis, sharing that partnership with seven other cities in the area. Sitting in the county of Southeast Virginia, 2010 census showed a population of 137,436. Its dense population for the amount of land it occupies makes it the 6th most densely inhabited city in the state of Virginia. Today, Hampton, VA yellow pages provide a listing of new Town Centers, retails stores, new residential developments, and recently a new fishing pier was added to the planning development. Hampton, VA yellow pages provide information about its long stretches of beaches and its abundance of waterfronts, making it an attractive tourist resort location. During the 20th century, the Air Force established residency in Hampton, VA and accounts for the large number of military personnel living in the area. The military installation and personnel contribute significantly to the city of Hampton and surrounding areas. The Hampton, VA business directory serves a mixture of businesses in the area, supported by a workforce of blue and white collar jobs. Sales positions make up over 11 percent of the workforce, office workers account for over 16 percent of the working earners, service workers and professional.
Climates in Hampton, VA are relatively milder in comparison to some of the more inland states with seasonal temperatures during the summers of 70 degrees during the day with cooler temperatures during the evenings. Record high temperatures during the summer have hit over 100 degrees with the lowest temperatures during the winter, recording -7. Annual precipitation averages about 47 inches with the wettest seasons being spring and summer.The city of Hampton, VA has a rich history beginning in the early 1600s. The city sits at the entrance of what we know today as the Hampton Roads and was named by the first colonists of Jamestown. The first of many fortresses were built here as a point of defense for the colonies. Since that time the area has become a popular seaside resort. Three rivers converge at the point with the James River being the longest river in the state of Virginia. It's also believed to be the oldest community in the U.S. with English roots. During the 1800s the Hampton University was founded with the intent to educate former slaves, under the Freedmen's Bureau. President Abraham Lincoln introduced the bill to assist former slaves during the U.S. Reconstruction era and the University continues today.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan
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