Hamlin, West Virginia

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Hamlin, West Virginia

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High Points

Hamlin strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in West Virginia):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Hamlin Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Hamlin Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Hamlin, West Virginia

Comparing Hamlin to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in West Virginia (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 8
Age of the Population 8 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 7
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3
Racial Diversity 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 4
Average Household Size 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 5
People in Middle Class or Better 2 4
People Above Poverty 2 4
Median Family Income 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Short Commute Times 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 6
Affordability of Rents 9 8
People Living Alone 9 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Housing Recently Built 5 7

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Hamlin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles SE of Huntington, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio
County Lincoln
Standard Zip Codes 25523
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.278
Longitude -82.103

Hamlin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station HAMLIN
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 44 F
Apr Temp 38 to 69 F
Jul Temp 62 to 90 F
Oct Temp 39 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.4 inches
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 43 F
Apr Temp 39 to 69 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
Distance 28.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 39 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
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Hamlin Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,119 100%
Male 498 44.5%
Female 621 55.5%
Under 18 235 21%
18+ 884 79%
65+ 244 21.8%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 2.77
White 1,106 98.8%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 9 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.5%

Estimated Hamlin Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,100
Growth -19
Growth % -1.7%

Hamlin 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
US/American 45.5%
English 13.5%
Irish 12.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.1%
German 6.7%
Dutch 3%
Polish 2.5%
Scottish 2%
Scotch-Irish 2%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Italian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Sweetland (25523)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hamlin 1,119 $30,250
Barboursville 3,183 $45,167
Hurricane 5,222 $43,155
Milton 2,206 $31,786
Nitro 6,824 $41,367
St. Albans 11,567 $47,913
West Hamlin 696 $27,308

Hamlin Public Libraries

Hamlin-lincoln Cnty Public Library
Hamlin, West Virginia
(304) 824-5481

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Hamlin High Schools (2004)

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Serves 372 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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1. Lake City, Tennessee 89.5   36.3% 23.5% 6% 27 $21,895 5.3% 1.2% 1,888 32% 73.1 0.7% 5.3
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