Hamilton, Washington

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Population in 2014: 299 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.2%
 
Males: 162  (54.5%)
Females: 137  (45.5%)
Median resident age:  46.3 years
Washington median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 98255.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $44,576 (it was $31,500 in 2000)
Hamilton:

$44,576
WA:

$67,106

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $18,453 (it was $13,531 in 2000)

Hamilton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $129,367 (it was $98,800 in 2000)
Hamilton:

$129,367
WA:

$306,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $150,186; Detached houses: $150,497; Mobile homes: $138,343

Median gross rent in 2016: $884.

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  • Races in Hamilton, WA (2010)

    Hamilton races chart
    • 27089.7%White alone
    • 134.3%Hispanic
    • 124.0%Two or more races
    • 62.0%American Indian alone

Races in Hamilton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hamilton: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.8%), Norwegian (18.5%), American (17.4%), Canadian (8.7%), Austrian (3.3%), European (2.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1891

Elevation: 150 feet

Land area: 0.99 square miles.

Population density: 303 people per square mile   (very low).

Hamilton,WA real estate house value index trend

Hamilton, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Hamilton:

  • High school or higher: 72.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.7%
  • Unemployed: 12.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hamilton town:

  • Never married: 35.0%
  • Now married: 36.0%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 26.0%

5 residents are foreign born (2.0% Asia, 1.5% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).

This town:

2.5%
Washington:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,456 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $880 (0.8%)

Hamilton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (27.1 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (63.4 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1015.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Lyman, WA (1.8 miles ), Cavanaugh, WA (3.2 miles ), Samish, WA (3.2 miles ), Concrete, WA (3.3 miles ), Sedro-Woolley, WA (3.4 miles ), Clear Lake, WA (3.5 miles ), Lake Cavanaugh, WA (3.7 miles) , Big Lake, WA (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 48.53 N, Longitude: 121.99 W

Hamilton household income distribution Hamilton home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +60 (+24.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Transportation occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (26%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Hamilton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Hamilton, Washington

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Earthquake activity:

Hamilton-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 119% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 91.4 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 103.0 miles away from Hamilton center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 85.1 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 116.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 49.1 miles away from Hamilton center
On 4/14/1990 at 05:33:26, a magnitude 5.2 (4.4 MB, 4.1 MS, 5.2 ML, Depth: 7.8 mi) earthquake occurred 23.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Skagit County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Mudslides: 6, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Snows: 2, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hamilton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Hamilton:

  • UNITED GENERAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; SEDRO WOOLLEY, WA)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF SKAGIT VAL (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; SEDRO WOOLLEY, WA)
  • BURTON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BURLINGTON, WA)

Amtrak station near Hamilton:

  • 17 miles: MOUNT VERNON (725 COLLEGE WAY) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hamilton:

  • Skagit Valley College (about 16 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,803)
  • Western Washington University (about 27 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 30 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Everett Community College (about 38 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 52 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 54 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Cascadia Community College (about 54 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 2,238)

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Notable location: Hamilton Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Hamilton: Hamilton First Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Careys Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 29.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

29.6
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 17.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 6.72. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.72
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 47.2%
(44.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 84.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.0%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  14.7%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.1
Washington average:

11.4

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

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic19,1777
Evangelical Protestant15,08780
Mainline Protestant7,96430
Other4,26919
None70,404-
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: 30
Skagit County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Skagit County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Skagit County:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
Here:

9.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Skagit County:

29.5%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.9%
State:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Hamilton:

45.8%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

41.2%
State:

45.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Hamilton:

17.4%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

6.4%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Hamilton:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Hamilton:

27.7%
State:

32.6%

General health condition:
Here:

55.6%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Hamilton:

82.1%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hamilton, WA Residents
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 8$1,800
Firefighters 0$0 1$75
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,380
Water Supply 1$2,992$35,9040$0
Totals for Government 1$2,992$35,90410$3,255

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $23,000 ($76.92)
    General - Other: $21,000 ($70.23)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($66.89)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($63.55)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($36.79)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($26.76)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($16.72)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($16.72)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $143,000 ($478.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $28,000 ($93.65)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $1,000 ($3.34)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $153,000 ($511.71)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($20.07)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($6.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $18,000 ($60.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($23.41)
    General Support: $3,000 ($10.03)
    All Other: $1,000 ($3.34)
  • Tax - Property: $33,000 ($110.37)
    Total General Sales: $13,000 ($43.48)
    Public Utilities: $13,000 ($43.48)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,000 ($13.38)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.34)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $66,000 ($220.74)

5.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,891 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($784 average AGI)
Skagit County:

0.08%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Snohomish County, WA  0.96% ($38,955 average AGI)
from Whatcom County, WA  0.82% ($39,883)
from King County, WA  0.53% ($115,238)


5.83% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($461 average AGI)
Skagit County:

0.09%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Snohomish County, WA  1.04% ($41,079 average AGI)
to Whatcom County, WA  0.86% ($32,284)
to King County, WA  0.59% ($44,085)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hamilton:

  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KRPI (1550 AM; 50 kW; FERNDALE, WA; Owner: BBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KPUG (1170 AM; 10 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KBRC (1430 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: JIM AND ANN KEANE)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGMI (790 AM; 5 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hamilton:

  • K206CU (89.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSVR (91.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE)
  • KISM (92.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KWPZ (106.5 FM; LYNDEN, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KAFE (104.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K201FH (88.1 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K210CN (89.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K205DL (88.9 FM; GRANITE FALLS/EVERET, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KUGS (89.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
  • KMWS (90.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)

Hamilton fatal accident list:

Dec 30, 2014 05:26 AM, Mj-Mi, Lat: 48.56676, Lon: -121.99566, Vehicles: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 25, 1980 01:25 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • $2,611,000Total costs
  • 70Total average daily traffic
  • 7Total average daily truck traffic
  • 100Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hamilton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: DEHAVILLAND BEAVER DHC-2 (Category: Land, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 122 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 62314 , Serial Number: 56-366, Year manufactured: 1956
    Registrant (Individual): Melvin E Dba Struck, Po Box 451, Hamilton, WA 98255, Other Owners: Aircraft Repair And Sales Northern

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$108,060
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9510.00

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Hamilton compared to Washington state average:

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