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Overview

Introduction to Hamilton, Ohio

Hamilton, Ohio, in Butler county, is 17 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio. The municipality is situated in southwestern Ohio. The city is recognized for its support of the arts and features a a wide variety of sculpture in the downtown area. It was labeled "The City of Sculpture" by an Ohio governor. Hamilton includes high-tech manufacturing facilities.

Hamilton History

In 1794 the area was known as Fairfield. Later, an army post was established named Fort Hamilton. It was incorporated as Hamilton in 1810 but lost its status in 1815 due to not holding elections. The community was reincorporated in 1827 and became a city in 1857. In the early days the city attracted a large number of German immigrants and their influence was noticeable in culture, food and architecture. Manufacturing, the paper industry and iron works, were flourishing during the early and mid-20th century.

Hamilton was severely damaged during the Great Dayton Flood of 1913. In the 1920s numerous gangsters from Chicago also had second homes in the municipality which caused Hamilton to be known as "Little Chicago." During World War II the city included numerous gambling and prostitution establishments which caused the military to declare that military personnel were not allowed to enter the city. During World War II supplies for the war were manufactured in the town.

Hamilton Attractions

  • The Butler County Courthouse features impressive architecture and is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • The city includes numerous Victorian homes.
  • Hamilton Fairfield Symphony Orchestra
  • Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum
  • Great Miami River Days includes drag boat races, water ski shows and various rides and games.
  • Hamilton Ohio Scale Auto Raceway
  • Tri-State Dragway
  • Butler County Museum is an Italianate-style residence.
  • The Hamilton Historic District Walking Tour features three notable historic districts.
  • Heritage Hall
  • Lane Hooven House is an attractive Victorian Gothic home.
  • Monument Cabin is an historic structure.
  • Butler County Soldiers, Sailors & Pioneers Monument
  • Fitton Center for Creative Arts
  • Hamilton Summer Park Concert Series

Hamilton Activities

The residents enjoy the beautiful parks for outdoor activities. Some of the parks are situated in dense forests and other wooded settings. Crawford Woods, Sanders Park, Miami Woods, Joyce Park and Milkin Woods include scenic walking paths. The paved paths along the banks of the scenic Great Miami River are popular for walking and bicycle riding. The local ice rink is popular for hockey and skating.

Golf enthusiasts play at the numerous quality courses in the area. Residents enjoy the activities and professional sports events located in nearby Cincinnati. The nearby Kings Island amusement and recreational center and the Beach Waterpark are enjoyed by families. The Campbell Gard situated on the Great Miami River features rolling meadows and a scenic forest area.

Hamilton Higher Education

The city is home to Miami University Hamilton.

Demographics

People

Total Population62,259
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+25,405
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married39.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.1%
Median Earnings25+$31,943
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,712
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,958

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,454
% Above Poverty Level78.1%
% Below Poverty Level21.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone32.6%
Median Gross Rent$749
Median House Value$99,900

Ancestry

German29.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.2%
Irish15.8%
English8.7%
Italian3.7%
Scottish1.5%
Polish1.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
Dutch1%
Welsh0.6%
Swedish0.4%
Swiss0.3%
African0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Greek0.1%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Hamilton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Butler County
Standard Zip Codes45013, 45015, 45011, 45014
P.O. Box Zip Codes45012, 45018
Company Zip Codes45025, 45026
Phone Area Codes513
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.39
Approximate Longitude-84.56

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)

StationFAIRFIELD
Distance3.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip43.3 inches
StationFRANKLIN
Distance16.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 37 F
Apr Temp39 to 64 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 67 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches
StationMILFORD
Distance21.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fairfield42,640$70,086
Forest Park18,679$56,779
Millville765$72,917
New Miami2,126$45,721
Seven Mile821$62,875
Trenton12,477$71,410

Hamilton Public Libraries

Lane Public Library
300 N. THIRD ST.
Hamilton, Ohio
(513) 894-7156

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Hamilton Hospitals

Fort Hamilton Hughes Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
630 Eaton Avenue
(513) 867-2000
Butler County Medical Center
(Proprietary)
3125 Hamilton Mason Road
(513) 894-8888

Hamilton Public Schools

Butler Tech School Of The Arts
228 Court St
ZIP: 45011
(513) 863-8898
High
Crawford Woods Elementary School
2200 Hensley Ave
ZIP: 45011
(513) 868-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 742
D Russel Lee Career-technology Center
3603 Hamilton Middletown Rd
ZIP: 45011
(513) 868-6300
Other
Fairfield East Elementary School
6711 Morris Rd
ZIP: 45011
(513) 737-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 667
Fairfield North Elementary School
6116 Morris Rd
ZIP: 45011
(513) 868-0070
Primary
Total Enrollment 740
Fairwood Elementary School
281 Fair Avenue
ZIP: 45011
(513) 868-5610
Primary
Total Enrollment 792
Garfield Middle School
250 N Fair Ave
ZIP: 45011
(513) 887-5035
Middle
Total Enrollment 739
New Miami High School
600 Seven Mile Ave
ZIP: 45011
(513) 863-4917
High
Total Enrollment 181
New Miami Elementary School
606 Seven Mile Ave
ZIP: 45011
(513) 896-7153
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
New Miami Middle School
600 Seven Mile Ave
ZIP: 45011
(513) 863-0833
Middle
Total Enrollment 138
Richard Allen Academy Iii
1206 Shuler Ave
ZIP: 45011
(513) 868-2900
Primary
Total Enrollment 160
Riverview Elementary School
250 Knightsbridge Dr
ZIP: 45011
(513) 868-5650
Primary
Total Enrollment 712
Bridgeport Elementary School
2171 Bridgeport Drive
ZIP: 45013
(513) 868-5580
Primary
Total Enrollment 777
Brookwood Elementary School
1325 Stahlheber Rd
ZIP: 45013
(513) 868-5590
Primary
Total Enrollment 715
Elda Elementary School
3980 Hamilton Cleves Rd
ZIP: 45013
(513) 738-1972
Primary
Total Enrollment 661
Hamilton Freshman School
2260 Nw Washington Blvd.
ZIP: 45013
(513) 896-3400
Other
Total Enrollment 679
Hamilton High School
1165 Eaton Ave
ZIP: 45013
(513) 868-7700
High
Total Enrollment 1950
Highland Elementary School
1125 Main St
ZIP: 45013
(513) 868-5620
Primary
Total Enrollment 698
Morgan Elementary School
3427 Chapel Rd
ZIP: 45013
(513) 738-1986
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
Ridgeway Elementary School
267 Wasserman Rd
ZIP: 45013
(513) 868-5640
Primary
Total Enrollment 784
Ross High School
3601 Hamilton Cleves Rd
ZIP: 45013
(513) 863-1252
High
Total Enrollment 823
Ross Middle School
3425 Hamilton Cleves Rd
ZIP: 45013
(513) 863-1251
Middle
Total Enrollment 868
Wilson Middle School
714 Eaton Ave
ZIP: 45013
(513) 887-5170
Middle
Total Enrollment 649
Linden Elementary School
801 Hoadley Ave
ZIP: 45015
(513) 868-5630
Primary
Total Enrollment 818

Hamilton Private Schools

St Joseph Consolidated School
925 S 2nd St
ZIP: 45011
Elementary
Total Enrollment 200
Preparatory School On The Square At Berkeley Sq
70 Berkley Dr
ZIP: 45013
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Queen Of Peace Elementary School
2550 Millville Ave
ZIP: 45013
Elementary
Total Enrollment 206
St Peters In Chains School
451 Ridgelawn Ave
ZIP: 45013
Elementary
Total Enrollment 232
Stephen T Badin High School
571 Hamilton New London Rd
ZIP: 45013
Secondary
Total Enrollment 450
St Ann Catholic School
3064 Pleasant Ave
ZIP: 45015
Elementary
Total Enrollment 141
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Wheel loading chute (Ford Motor Co) 1922 Dec. 17.
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