Hamilton, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 130 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.7%
 
Males: 69  (53.8%)
Females: 61  (46.2%)
Median resident age:  38.8 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 50116

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,506 (it was $37,083 in 2000)
Hamilton:

$48,506
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,409 (it was $42,935 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $107,400 (it was $30,800 in 2000)
Hamilton:

$107,400
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $100,273; Detached houses: $102,922; Mobile homes: $74,304
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    • 21.5%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Hamilton: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Dutch (16.3%), Irish (15.0%), German (12.5%), United States (12.5%), English (7.5%), Czech (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/11/1900

Elevation: 902 feet

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 240 people per square mile   (very low).

Hamilton, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Hamilton:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.4%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hamilton city:

  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $931 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $234 (1.0%)

Hamilton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (47.2 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (161.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (274.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bussey, IA (1.6 miles ), Marysville, IA (1.6 miles) , Lovilia, IA (1.6 miles ), Harvey, IA (3.2 miles ), Albia, IA (3.4 miles ), Leighton, IA (3.6 miles) , Beacon, IA (3.7 miles ), Eddyville, IA (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 41.17 N, Longitude: 92.90 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

Hamilton household income distribution Hamilton home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.2%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +29 (+25.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (61%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Educational services (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (79%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (61%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (2%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (69%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (3%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

Average climate in Hamilton, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hamilton-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 71% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1959, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.8 miles away from the Hamilton city center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 tornado 23.8 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hamilton-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 326.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 311.6 miles away from Hamilton center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 330.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 208.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 350.8 miles away from Hamilton center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 359.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marion County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hamilton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Hamilton:

  • MONROE COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; ALBIA, IA)
  • SOUTHERN IA HOME HEALTH CARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; ALBIA, IA)
  • MONROE COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; ALBIA, IA)
  • OAKWOOD NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ALBIA, IA)
  • GRACE HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; KNOXVILLE, IA)
  • KNOXVILLE HOSPITAL & CLINICS Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; KNOXVILLE, IA)
  • QUALITY HOME CARE PROFESSIONAL (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; KNOXVILLE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hamilton:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 28 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,034)
  • Drake University (about 50 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 53 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Truman State University (about 71 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Iowa State University (about 71 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • University of Iowa (about 79 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 83 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)

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Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 4.3%
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  73.5%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.2%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Hamilton compared to Iowa state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
Iowa average:

10.3

Hamilton travel time to work - commute Hamilton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Electricity (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hamilton city (based on Marion County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant11,74927
Evangelical Protestant5,53337
Catholic2,3683
Other3743
Orthodox401
None13,245-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Marion County:

1.85 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Marion County:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Marion County:

6.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

5.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

27.8%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.3%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,122
Totals for Government 0$0 7$1,122

Hamilton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($84.62)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($38.46)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($30.77)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($7.69)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($7.69)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($7.69)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($7.69)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($15.38)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($23.08)

Hamilton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $4,000 ($30.77)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($7.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($169.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($92.31)
    General Support: $1,000 ($7.69)
  • Tax - Property: $8,000 ($61.54)

Hamilton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $64,000 ($492.31)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $59,000 ($453.85)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($38.46)

Hamilton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $98,000 ($753.85)

5.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,592 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Polk County, IA  0.96% ($34,905 average AGI)
from Mahaska County, IA  0.50% ($39,917)
from Jasper County, IA  0.36% ($43,909)


5.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,009 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  1.33% ($31,914 average AGI)
to Jasper County, IA  0.43% ($32,904)
to Mahaska County, IA  0.42% ($28,157)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hamilton:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KLBA (1370 AM; 1 kW; ALBIA, IA; Owner: H & H BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNIA (1320 AM; 1 kW; KNOXVILLE, IA; Owner: M AND H BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hamilton:

  • KKSI (101.5 FM; EDDYVILLE, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLBA-FM (96.7 FM; ALBIA, IA; Owner: H & H BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBOE-FM (104.9 FM; OSKALOOSA, IA; Owner: JOMAST CORPORATION)
  • KRLS (92.1 FM; KNOXVILLE, IA; Owner: M AND H BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KCWN (99.9 FM; NEW SHARON, IA; Owner: CROWN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KELR-FM (105.3 FM; CHARITON, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMGO (98.7 FM; CENTERVILLE, IA; Owner: KMGO, INC.)
  • KOTM-FM (97.7 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTWA (92.7 FM; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hamilton:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • K55GS (Channel 55; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K51FJ (Channel 51; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K49DX (Channel 49; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K45EE (Channel 45; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K10OO (Channel 10; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: RICHARD P. JACKSON, JR.)
  • K65GA (Channel 65; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K31ED (Channel 31; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K53FC (Channel 53; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K58ER (Channel 58; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K21EM (Channel 21; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K42AM (Channel 42; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, 2260 Hwy 5 (Lat: 41.194778 Lon: -92.941278), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 74.6 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW, STE 100
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, 2260 Hwy 5 (Lat: 41.194778 Lon: -92.941278), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 74.6 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW, STE 100

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