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Population in 2012: 398 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -22.9%
Males: 168  (42.5%)
Females: 230  (57.5%)

Median resident age:  47.3 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 27840, 27857.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,571 (it was $23,625 in 2000)
Hamilton:

$23,571
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,815

Hamilton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $76,027 (it was $48,400 in 2000)
Hamilton:

$76,027
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $52,311; Detached houses: $62,681; Mobile homes: $26,127

Median gross rent in 2012: $625.

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  • Black alone - 243 (59.6%)
  • White alone - 154 (37.7%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (1.2%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hamilton: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (15.7%), German (9.3%), United States (3.5%), French (2.2%), Irish (1.9%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 0.48 square miles.

Population density: 825 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Hamilton:

  • High school or higher: 71.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hamilton town:

  • Never married: 33.6%
  • Now married: 42.8%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.3%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Hamilton, North Carolina as of September 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Hamilton to the number of sex offenders is 398 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $812 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $589 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, NC (25.4 miles , pop. 60,476).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (81.0 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (302.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Hassell, NC (2.2 miles) , Oak City, NC (2.4 miles ), Everetts, NC (2.8 miles) , Robersonville, NC (2.9 miles ), Williamston, NC (3.2 miles ), Parmele, NC (3.2 miles ), Hobgood, NC (3.5 miles ), Lewiston Woodville, NC (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 35.94 N, Longitude: 77.21 W

Area code: 252

Hamilton household income distribution Hamilton home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.8%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -41 (-7.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Information (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (46%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (20%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Hamilton-area historical tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 55% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.3 miles away from the Hamilton town center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/8/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the town center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hamilton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 65.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Martin County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Frank A. Armstrong - General, Joel J. Johnson - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers near Hamilton:

  • LIFE, INC TWIN ACRES GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; WILLIAMSTON, NC)
  • DIALYSIS CARE OF MARTIN COUNTY INC (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; WILLIAMSTON, NC)
  • MARTIN GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 11 miles away; WILLIAMSTON, NC)

Political contributions by individuals in Hamilton, NC

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hamilton:

  • East Carolina University (about 25 miles; Greenville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 20,942)
  • Pitt Community College (about 30 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,389)
  • Wayne Community College (about 57 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,008)
  • Elizabeth City State University (about 61 miles; Elizabeth City, NC; FT enrollment: 2,876)
  • Johnston Community College (about 71 miles; Smithfield, NC; FT enrollment: 2,166)
  • Mount Olive College (about 71 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 2,812)
  • Tidewater Community College (about 81 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 12,101)

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Martin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.9. This is about average.
City:

28.9
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 15.8. This is significantly better than average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
City:

15.8
U.S.:

25.4
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.38. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.38
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.2%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.6% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  60.2%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.3%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Hamilton, NC


25 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Hamilton compared to North Carolina state average:

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


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Banks with branches in Hamilton (2011 data):

  • Southern Bank and Trust Company: Hamilton Branch at 109 North Front Street, branch established on 1935/04/29. Info updated 2011/09/26: Bank assets: $2,039.8 mil, Deposits: $1,658.5 mil, headquarters in Mount Olive, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Bancshares (N.C.), Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Hamilton travel time to work - commute


Hamilton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Utility gas (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Hamilton town (based on Martin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.58%
Here51.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Methodist ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness Church
Adherents36.3%24.0%14.6%7.0%5.0%
Congregations18.6%20.3%16.9%13.6%8.5%
NameOriginal Free Will BaptistsPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.9%2.3%1.6%1.4%4.0%
Congregations3.4%5.1%1.7%1.7%10.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Martin County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

5.53 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Martin County:

8.08 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

34.2%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Martin County:

16.3%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$2,040$24,4800$0
Streets and Highways 2$3,558$21,3480$0
Sewerage 0$0 2$1,512
Water Supply 1$3,535$42,4200$0
Totals for Government 4$9,133$27,3992$1,512

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $328,000 ($824.12)
    Central Staff Services: $91,000 ($228.64)
    Sewerage: $64,000 ($160.80)
    Water Utilities: $27,000 ($67.84)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($50.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($37.69)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($15.08)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($10.05)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($5.03)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($5.03)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($30.15)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $3,000 ($7.54)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($7.54)
    Electric Utilities: $3,000 ($7.54)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $120,000 ($301.51)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $89,000 ($223.62)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $19,000 ($47.74)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $23,000 ($57.79)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($10.05)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $353,000 ($886.93)
    Water Utilities: $38,000 ($95.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $20,000 ($50.25)
    General Support: $9,000 ($22.61)
  • Tax - Property: $68,000 ($170.85)
    NEC: $2,000 ($5.03)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($2.51)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $205,000 ($515.08)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $196,000 ($492.46)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $9,000 ($22.61)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $763,000 ($1917.09)

5.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,178 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Pitt County, NC  1.01% ($30,126 average AGI)
from Washington County, NC  0.47% ($30,976)
from Bertie County, NC  0.38% ($27,970)


5.31% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,176 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.31%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Pitt County, NC  1.75% ($26,618 average AGI)
to Beaufort County, NC  0.36% ($30,097)
to Edgecombe County, NC  0.35% ($30,533)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hamilton:

  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYAL (1280 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SCOTLAND NECK, NC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WIAM (900 AM; 1 kW; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WJPI (1470 AM; 5 kW; PLYMOUTH, NC; Owner: FREE TEMPLE MINISTRIES INC..)
  • WBTE (990 AM; 1 kW; WINDSOR, NC; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGHB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA, INC.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hamilton:

  • WCBZ (103.7 FM; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBKU (91.7 FM; AHSOKIE, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIAM-FM (98.9 FM; WINDSOR, NC; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WFXK (104.3 FM; TARBORO, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKTC (95.5 FM; PINETOPS, NC; Owner: WEQQ, INC.)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WURB (97.7 FM; WINDSOR, NC; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRQM (90.9 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WRSV (92.1 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: NORTHSTAR BROADCATING CORPORATION)
  • WKJX (96.7 FM; ELIZABETH CITY, NC; Owner: EAST CAROLINA RADIO OF ELIZABETH CITY, INC.)
  • WBXB (100.1 FM; EDENTON, NC; Owner: EDENTON CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WGPM (94.3 FM; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Hamilton:

  • WFTB-LP (Channel 55; WILLIAMSTON, ETC., NC; Owner: FREE TEMPLE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUND-TV (Channel 2; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUNP-TV (Channel 36; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WYDO (Channel 14; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)

Hamilton fatal accident list:

Aug 29, 2011 10:07 PM, Sr-125, Lat: 35.94139444, Lon: -77.22109722, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 24, 2001 01:51 PM, Sr-125, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 1, 1994 05:00 AM, Nc125, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1



Most common first names in Hamilton, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1268.8 years
Mary1185.6 years
William1170.2 years
George681.4 years
Annie577.2 years
Helen569.8 years
Ethel582.8 years
John565.6 years
Fannie480.5 years
Henry466.7 years
Most common last names in Hamilton, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Everett1373.8 years
Jones1274.7 years
Williams1177.7 years
Brown970.4 years
Taylor971.6 years
Moore774.7 years
Scott769.0 years
Ward774.7 years
Harrell569.6 years
Bullock571.8 years
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