Location of Hampshire in Kane County, Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
|o Village President||Jeff Magnussen|
|o Total||9.28 sq mi (24.02 km2)|
|o Land||9.28 sq mi (24.02 km2)|
|o Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
| o Estimate |
|o Density||673.96/sq mi (260.21/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Wikimedia Commons||Hampshire, Illinois|
Hampshire is located in northwestern Kane County at  Most of the village is in Hampshire Township, and a small portion extends east into Rutland Township. The village is bordered to the northeast by Huntley and to the southeast by Pingree Grove..
Illinois Route 72 passes through the southern part of the village, leading east 4 miles (6 km) to Starks and west 8 miles (13 km) to Genoa. U.S. Route 20 passes through the northeastern outskirts of the village, leading northwest 13 miles (21 km) to Marengo and southeast 12 miles (19 km) to Elgin. Hampshire is 52 miles (84 km) northwest of the center of Chicago.
According to the 2010 census, Hampshire has a total area of 8.95 square miles (23.18 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,490 people, 1,015 households, and 792 families residing in the village. There were 1,051 housing units at an average density of 215.5 per square mile (83.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.21% White, 0.10% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.14% Asian, and 0.62% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.41% of the population.
There were 1,015 households, out of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.28.
In the village, the population was spread out, with 29.7% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $58,519, and the median income for a family was $65,069. Males had a median income of $42,217 versus $29,934 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,143. About 2.3% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.
The Hampshire school system consists of Hampshire High School, Hampshire Middle School, Hampshire Elementary School, and Gary D. Wright Elementary. The high school's mascot is the "Whip-Pur", a cat-like creature whose name derives from the school colors, white and purple.