Hamilton, Alabama

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Hamilton is a city in Marion County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 6,786. The city is the county seat of Marion County.



Hamilton is located at 34°8′7″N 87°59′20″W / 34.13528°N 87.98889°W / 34.13528; -87.98889 (34.135305, -87.988980),[1] along the Buttahatchee River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93.6 km²), of which, 36.1 square miles (93.5 km²) of it is land and 0.03% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,786 people, 2,695 households, and 1,800 families residing in the city. The population density was 188.0 people per square mile (72.6/km²). There were 3,065 housing units at an average density of 84.9/sq mi (32.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.41% White, 7.59% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,695 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.81.

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