Hamlet is located close to the center of North Carolina. Hamlet is between the Richmond, Scotland county. Hamlet has 5.26 square miles of land area and 0.09 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Hamlet population is 6,566, which has grown 9.11% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 21.13% and is lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Hamlet median household income is $36,195 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 24.75% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 19.16% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Hamlet median house value is $94,200 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 72.84% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 41.83% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Hamlet is worse than the state average in quality. The Hamlet area code is 910.