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Population in 2010: 2,436. Population change since 2000: +5.9%
 

Males: 1,219  (50.0%)
Females: 1,217  (50.0%)

Median resident age:  40.5 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54669.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $69,537 (it was $57,955 in 2000)
Hamilton:

$69,537
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,846

Hamilton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $216,592 (it was $129,900 in 2000)
Hamilton:

$216,592
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $229,933; Detached houses: $233,994; Townhouses or other attached units: $225,237; In 2-unit structures: $170,000; Mobile homes: $61,627

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Hamilton races chart
  • White alone - 2,386 (97.9%)
  • Asian alone - 22 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (0.4%)
  • Hispanic - 9 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.04%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.04%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hamilton: 169.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (48.5%), Norwegian (28.7%), Irish (9.6%), English (5.8%), United States (4.1%), Polish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 50.1 square miles.

Population density: 49 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Hamilton:

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hamilton town:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 75.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 2.2%
  • Divorced: 3.4%

30 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.3%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Hamilton town:  1.5% ($1,902)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Hamilton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (9.7 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (103.2 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (224.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: West Salem, WI (1.0 miles ), Barre, WI (2.3 miles ), Bangor, WI (2.3 miles ), Medary, WI (2.4 miles ), Onalaska, WI (2.5 miles ), Burns, WI (2.6 miles ), Holmen, WI (2.9 miles ), Rockland, WI (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 43.91 N, Longitude: 91.10 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.5%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +654 (+39.7%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Hamilton, Wisconsin

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Tornado activity:

Hamilton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 70% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the Hamilton town center injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/26/1959, a category F3 tornado 17.2 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in La Crosse County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hamilton topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Hamilton:

  • MULDER HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; WEST SALEM, WI)
  • LAKEVIEW HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WEST SALEM, WI)
  • GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN RENAL DIALYSIS - ONALASKA (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; ONALASKA, WI)

Amtrak station near Hamilton:

  • 10 miles: LA CROSSE (601 ST. ANDREW ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hamilton:

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 10 miles; La Crosse, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,660)
  • Western Technical College (about 11 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,278)
  • Viterbo University (about 11 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • Winona State University (about 29 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 7,637)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 32 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 2,056)
  • Luther College (about 55 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,470)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 64 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 2,564)

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Notable locations in Hamilton: Maple Grove Country Club (A), West Salem Wastewater Treatment Facility (B), West Salem Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hamilton include: Christ Lutheran Church (A), Our Saviours Lutheran Church (B), Saint Leo the Great Church (C), West Salem Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Neshonoc Cemetery (1), Hamilton Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Neshonoc Lake (A), Neshonoc Lake 390 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Bostwick Creek (A), Neshonoc Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Hamilton: Swarthout Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
La Crosse County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.8. This is about average.
City:

36.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 19.3. This is about average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
City:

19.3
U.S.:

22.9
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.6
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 3.79. This is worse than average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
City:

3.79
U.S.:

2.96


Average household size:
This town:  2.9 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  83.3%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.9%
Whole state:  7.3%

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

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.1%
Whole state:

8.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.4%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Hamilton, WI

3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
198 people in nursing homes in 2000

Hamilton compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37%)
  • Utility gas (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Electricity (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Hamilton town (based on La Crosse County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.14%
Here64.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Free Church of America
Adherents45.9%25.2%11.7%3.4%2.2%
Congregations13.2%19.8%11.0%5.5%4.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristLutheran ChurchNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsOther
Adherents2.2%2.2%1.4%0.8%5.0%
Congregations6.6%3.3%3.3%4.4%28.6%
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: 17
La Crosse County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
La Crosse County:

3.50 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 84
This county:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
La Crosse County:

6.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
La Crosse County:

26.1%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.4%
State:

13.0%

6.53% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,486 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($206 average AGI)
La Crosse County:

0.13%
Wisconsin average:

0.08%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Monroe County, WI  0.49% ($28,636 average AGI)
from Vernon County, WI  0.48% ($28,318)
from Trempealeau County, WI  0.34% ($31,648)


6.49% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,218 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($99 average AGI)
La Crosse County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Monroe County, WI  0.49% ($31,581 average AGI)
to Dane County, WI  0.47% ($26,628)
to Vernon County, WI  0.38% ($34,775)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hamilton:

  • WIZM (1410 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WKLJ (1290 AM; 5 kW; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKBH (1570 AM; 1 kW; HOLMEN, WI)
  • WLFN (1490 AM; 1 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • KAGE (1380 AM; 4 kW; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hamilton:

  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • K220EP (91.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • WKBH-FM (100.1 FM; WEST SALEM, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WQCC (106.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCOW-FM (97.1 FM; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLXR-FM (104.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY B/CASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • WFBZ (105.5 FM; TREMPEALEAU, WI; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • K270AG (101.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • K222AG (92.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: RAY A. KNUDSON)
  • KHME (101.1 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WRQT (95.7 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KCLH (94.7 FM; CALEDONIA, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KQAL (89.5 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXYM (96.1 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hamilton:

  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KQEG-CA (Channel 50; La CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE PARTNERSHIP)
  • W44BF (Channel 44; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • K62EV (Channel 62; WINONA, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W67CH (Channel 67; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 34
Total length: 135 meters (443ft)
Total costs: $2,524,000
Total average daily traffic: 191,830
Total average daily truck traffic: 21,356

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 11
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 6
  • 1990-1999: 8
  • 2000-2009: 4
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