Hamilton, Illinois

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Hamilton, Illinois

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

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Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Hamilton Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Hamilton Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Hamilton Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Hamilton, Illinois

Comparing Hamilton 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 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Age of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 7 8
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 4 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Working at Home 7 8
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Housing Recently Built 6 7
People Living Alone 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Hamilton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 87 miles SW of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 134 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri
County Hancock
Standard Zip Codes 62341
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.396
Longitude -91.338

Hamilton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
Station CANTON L AND D 20
Distance 19.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
Distance 30.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 43 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 85 F
Oct Temp 46 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
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Hamilton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,029 100%
Male 1,443 47.6%
Female 1,586 52.4%
Under 18 694 22.9%
18+ 2,335 77.1%
65+ 542 17.9%
Median Age 40.3
Average Family Size 2.94
White 2,974 98.2%
African-American 17 0.6%
Asian 13 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.2%
Other 7 0.2%
Mixed Race 13 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 24 0.8%

Estimated Hamilton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,838
Growth -191
Growth % -6.3%

Hamilton 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 32.2%
US/American 23.8%
English 11.5%
Irish 9.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
Scotch-Irish 3.7%
Dutch 2.1%
French (except Basque) 2%
Italian 2%
Norwegian 1.9%
Welsh 1.6%
Scottish 1.1%
Swiss 0.9%
British 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Greek 0.2%
European 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hamilton 3,029 $48,935
Basco 107 $58,125
Carthage 2,725 $50,142
Elvaston 152 $45,833
Ferris 168 $47,188
Warsaw 1,793 $39,808
West Point 195 $45,250

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Hamilton High Schools (2004)

Serves 214 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

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