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Overview

Introduction to Hamilton, Massachusetts

Hamilton, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 13 miles NE of Lynn, Massachusetts (center to center) and 22 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts.

Hamilton History

The earliest settlers arrived in the 1638. Originally, Hamilton was part of the town of Ipswich and was called "The Hamlet." It was officially incorporated on June 21, 1793 and was named in honor of Alexander Hamilton, because of his importance in American history. Alexander Hamilton’s portrait was chosen as the town seal in 1903. The splendid historic houses give the town a rural New England feel, and the rich equestrian heritage is apparent by the numerous horseback riders in the area.

Hamilton and Nearby Attractions

  • Beverly Historical Society & Museum
  • Boston Athenaeum
  • Bradley Palmer State Park
  • New England Aquarium
  • Stone Zoo

Things To Do In Hamilton

There are several museums near Hamilton including, Beverly Historical Society & Museum, Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Salem Witch Museum, and Wenham Museum. Popular historic sites, namely, Boston Athenaeum, Boston National Historical Park, and Buckman Tavern may be visited. Hamilton has several parks including Bradley Palmer State Park, Georgetown Rowley State Forest, Plum Island State Park, and Willowdale State Forest. Other places of interest are the Franklin Park Zoo, the Budweiser Brewery, and the New England Aquarium.

Hamilton Transportation

Bradley International Airport is a major airport nearby.

Hamilton Higher Education

Colleges near Hamilton are Endicott College, Boston University, Newbury College - Brookline, and Gordon College.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,136
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+3,771
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married64.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher67.8%
Median Earnings25+$61,809
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$60,820

Wealth

Median Family Income$131,250
% Above Poverty Level90.8%
% Below Poverty Level9.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home10.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation7.1%

Housing

People Living Alone14.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,121
Median House Value$516,100

Ancestry

Irish22.6%
English17.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.5%
Italian11.8%
German7.8%
Scottish6.6%
French Except Basque6.1%
Polish3.5%
Canadian3.2%
Swedish2.3%
Greek2.1%
Russian1.5%
Norwegian1.1%
Dutch1.1%
African1%
Portuguese1%
Nigerian0.8%
Finnish0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
US/American0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Brazilian0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Icelander0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Czech0.2%
Austrian0.1%
South African0.1%
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Hamilton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
P.O. Box Zip Codes1936
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.61
Approximate Longitude-70.86

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)

StationMIDDLETON
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
StationHAVERHILL
Distance14.5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.8 inches
StationREADING
Distance16.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beverly40,967$98,151
Essex1,476$127,446
Ipswich4,215$80,556
Rowley1,576$85,795
Topsfield3,435$161,518
Wenham5,135$149,550

Hamilton Public Schools

Miles River Middle
787 Bay Rd
ZIP: 1982
(978) 468-0362
Middle
Total Enrollment 431
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