Hamilton, North Carolina

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Hamilton is a town in Martin County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 516 at the 2000 census. The current mayor is Gil Matthews.

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Geography

Hamilton is located at 35°56′39″N 77°12′28″W / 35.94417°N 77.20778°W / 35.94417; -77.20778 (35.944116, -77.207772)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land. It is located on the Roanoke River at the 60 Mile Mark.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 516 people, 191 households, and 145 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,070.0 people per square mile (415.1/km²). There were 216 housing units at an average density of 447.9/sq mi (173.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 44.38% White, 53.29% African American, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 1.55% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.49% of the population.

There were 191 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 20.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 81.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,625, and the median income for a family was $28,977. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $16,563 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,832. About 18.2% of families and 24.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.8% of those under age 18 and 43.4% of those age 65 or over.

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