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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,784
Male Share of the Population52.2%
Female Share of the Population47.8%
Senior Citizens17.6%
Employed Population 16+2,463
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married55.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.6%
Median Earnings25+$26,290
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,708
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,149

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,018
% Above Poverty Level82%
% Below Poverty Level18%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone23.6%
Median Gross Rent$550
Median House Value$95,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.3%
Irish6.8%
English5.8%
German5.3%
French Except Basque1.9%
Italian1.6%
Welsh0.9%
Russian0.8%
Scottish0.5%
Polish0.4%
African0.4%
Dutch0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Swedish0.1%
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Hamilton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Marion County
Standard Zip Codes35570
Phone Area Codes205
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.14
Approximate Longitude-87.98

Hamilton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHAMILTON 3 S
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp26 to 52 F
Apr Temp42 to 75 F
Jul Temp66 to 92 F
Oct Temp44 to 76 F
Annual Precip60.6 inches
StationHALEYVILLE
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp29 to 49 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip62.5 inches
StationFULTON 3 W
Distance27.8 miles
Jan Temp33 to 52 F
Apr Temp50 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 76 F
Annual Precip60.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beaverton264$49,167
Brilliant1,049$47,689
Detroit210$31,625
Guin2,458$32,917
Hackleburg1,343$41,618
Hodges301$75,469

Hamilton Public Libraries

Hamilton - Clyde Nix Public Library
350 BEXAR AVENUE WEST
Hamilton, Alabama
(205) 921-4290

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Hamilton Hospitals

North Mississippi Medical Center - Hamilton
(Non-profit)
1256 Military Street South
(205) 921-6202

Hamilton Public Schools

Hamilton Elem Sch
784 10th Ave Sw
ZIP: 35570
Primary
Total Enrollment 648
Hamilton High Sch
211 Aggie Ave
ZIP: 35570
High
Total Enrollment 490
Hamilton Middle Sch
400 Military St S
ZIP: 35570
Middle
Total Enrollment 567
Marion Co Alt Sch
188 Winchester Dr
ZIP: 35570
Other
Total Enrollment 9
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