Introduction to Hamilton, Alabama

Hamilton, Alabama, in Marion county, is 65 miles SW of Decatur, Alabama (center to center) and 136 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee. There are 6,786 residents in the city.

Hamilton History

The area now known as the City of Hamilton was originally a hunting ground of the Chickasaw Indians. The city adopted its present name in 1883. It was named after Captain Albert J. Hamilton, who donated 40 acres of his land to the city. The area's first school was established in 1884. Hamilton is the county seat of Marion County, which was formed on February 13, 1818, and named after Francis Marion of South Carolina.

Hamilton and nearby Attractions

  • Guin-Hayden Riley Park/ Guin Waterpark
  • Ivy Green, Birthplace of Helen Keller
  • Fayette Art Museum
  • Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum
  • Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
  • Bankhead National Forest

Things To Do In Hamilton

While in Hamilton, one can visit the Tupelo National Battlefield, Tishomingo State Park, Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum, Tombigbee State Park, and Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site. Golfers may enjoy a visit to the Hamilton Golf & Country Club. The Town and Country Plaza Shopping Center is a popular shopping mall in Hamilton.

Hamilton Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Columbus AFB Airport.

Hamilton Higher Education

Higher education institutes close to Hamilton are Itawamba Community College, Northeast Mississippi Community College, and University of North Alabama.


Total Population 6,814
Male Share of the Population 52.5%
Female Share of the Population 47.5%
Senior Citizens 15.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,607
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 55.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $39,790
% Above Poverty Level 81.5%
% Below Poverty Level 18.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 20.5%
Median Gross Rent $524
Median House Value $95,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.7%
US/American 0%
English 5.6%
Irish 5.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hamilton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles SW of Decatur, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 136 miles SE of Memphis, Tennessee
County Marion
Standard Zip Codes 35570
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.142
Longitude -87.988

Hamilton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HAMILTON 3 S
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 52 F
Apr Temp 42 to 75 F
Jul Temp 66 to 92 F
Oct Temp 44 to 76 F
Annual Precip 60.6 inches
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 49 F
Apr Temp 48 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 62.5 inches
Station FULTON 3 W
Distance 27.8 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 52 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 60.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hamilton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bexar (35570)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beaverton 273 $62,500
Brilliant 908 $40,833
Detroit 215 $32,500
Guin 2,351 $31,750
Hackleburg 1,444 $39,808
Hodges 308 $64,375

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hamilton Public Libraries

Clyde Nix Public Library
Hamilton, Alabama
(205) 921-4290

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Hamilton Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(205) 921-6200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Hamilton High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

Serves 391 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

A Non-traditional School
Serves 6 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.9

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