Hamilton, Texas

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Hamilton is a city in Hamilton County in Central Texas. The population was 2,977 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Hamilton County.[3]



Hamilton is located at 31°42′12″N 98°7′13″W / 31.70333°N 98.12028°W / 31.70333; -98.12028 (31.703274, -98.120359).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km²), of which, 2.8 square miles (7.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.73%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,977 people, 1,227 households, and 779 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,051.0 people per square mile (406.2 per km²). There were 1,449 housing units at an average density of 511.6 per sq mi (197.7 per km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.13% White, 0.07% (2) African American, 0.17% (5) Native American, 0.34% (10) Asian, 3.29% from other races, and 1.01% (30) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.75% of the population.

There were 1,227 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 23.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 85.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.7 males.

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