- Hamilton, Texas
official_name = Hamilton, Texas
image_caption = Hamilton County Courthouse
mapsize1 = 250px
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 7.5
area_land_km2 = 7.3
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 2.9
area_land_sq_mi = 2.8
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 2977
population_density_km2 = 405.8
population_density_sq_mi = 1051.0
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 356
elevation_ft = 1168
latd = 31 |latm = 42 |lats = 12 |latNS = N
longd = 98 |longm = 7 |longs = 13 |longEW = W
Hamilton is located at coor dms|31|42|12|N|98|7|13|W|city (31.703274, -98.120359).GR|1
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.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,977 people, 1,227 households, and 779 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 1,051.0 people per square mile (406.2/km²). There were 1,449 housing units at an average density of 511.6/sq mi (197.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.13% White, 0.07% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 3.29% from other races, and 1.01% 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 incomefor 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.
The City of Hamilton is served by the
Hamilton Independent School District.
Russell B. Cummings, a former member of the Texas House of Representativesfrom Harris County, operated a ranchnear Hamilton from 1994until his death in 2008.
* [http://hamiltontexas.com/ City of Hamilton] Official Website
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