Hamel, Illinois

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Hamel, Illinois

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Hamel strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Hamel Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Hamel Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Hamel, Illinois

Comparing Hamel to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Senior Citizens 6 6
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Age of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
Median Family Income 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 5
College Educated Adults 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Working at Home 5 5
Short Commute Times 3 4
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 8
People Living Alone 3 3
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Hamel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles E of Florissant, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Madison
Metro Area Saint Louis
P.O. Box Zip Codes 62046
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.888
Longitude -89.845

Hamel Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 45 to 64 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches
Distance 30.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
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Hamel Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 570 100%
Male 273 47.9%
Female 297 52.1%
Under 18 138 24.2%
18+ 432 75.8%
65+ 93 16.3%
Median Age 36.7
Average Family Size 2.92
White 560 98.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.4%
Mixed Race 8 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.5%

Estimated Hamel Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 758
Growth 188
Growth % 33%

Hamel Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 53.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12%
US/American 8.7%
English 6%
Italian 4.7%
Irish 3.6%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Polish 2.7%
Russian 1.8%
Scottish 0.9%
Slovak 0.9%
Croatian 0.7%
Hungarian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Swedish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hamel 570 $55,694
Alhambra 630 $53,214
Edwardsville 21,491 $65,555
Livingston 825 $41,563
Marine 910 $44,500
Staunton 5,030 $44,630
Worden 905 $40,909
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