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Hamilton, Texas
—  City  —
Hamilton County Courthouse
Location of Hamilton, Texas
Coordinates: 31°42′12″N 98°7′13″W / 31.70333°N 98.12028°W / 31.70333; -98.12028
Country United States
State Texas
County Hamilton
Area
 - Total 2.9 sq mi (7.5 km2)
 - Land 2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 1,168 ft (356 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,977
 - Density 1,051.0/sq mi (405.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76531
Area code(s) 254
FIPS code 48-31952[1]
GNIS feature ID 1337274[2]
Welcome sign in Hamilton

Hamilton is a city in Hamilton County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,977 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Hamilton County.[3]

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Geography

Hamilton is located at 31°42′12″N 98°7′13″W / 31.70333°N 98.12028°W / 31.70333; -98.12028 (31.703274, -98.120359).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km²), of which, 2.8 square miles (7.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.73%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,977 people, 1,227 households, and 779 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,051.0 people per square mile (406.2 per km²). There were 1,449 housing units at an average density of 511.6 per sq mi (197.7 per km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.13% White, 0.07% (2) African American, 0.17% (5) Native American, 0.34% (10) Asian, 3.29% from other races, and 1.01% (30) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.75% of the population.

There were 1,227 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 23.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 85.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,585, and the median income for a family was $38,702. Males had a median income of $27,074 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,012. About 12.2% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.0% of those under age 18 and 16.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The City of Hamilton is served by the Hamilton Independent School District.

Landmarks

The Hamilton County Courthouse was built in 1887, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in April, 1980.

Notable residents

  • Mark Harelik, actor/playwright, was born in Hamilton. He is the author of the play "The Immigrant", based on the life of his grandfather, Haskell Harelik, Hamilton's first Jewish resident. The play was also adapted into a musical.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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