Lake Hamilton, Florida

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Lake Hamilton is a town in Polk County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,304 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 1,406 1. It is part of the LakelandWinter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Lake Hamilton is located at 28°2′48″N 81°37′20″W / 28.04667°N 81.62222°W / 28.04667; -81.62222 (28.046561, -81.622229)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 10.1 km² (3.9 mi²). 7.8 km² (3.0 mi²) of it is land and 2.3 km² (0.9 mi²) of it (22.51%) is water.

Lake Hamilton is located in the humid subtropical zone (Köppen climate classification: Cfa).[4]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,304 people, 482 households, and 362 families residing in the town. The population density was 166.2/km² (430.0/mi²). There were 535 housing units at an average density of 68.2/km² (176.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 71.09% White, 25.15% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 2.30% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.06% of the population.

There were 482 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.09.

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