Hamlin, Texas

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Population in 2014: 2,037 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.4%
 
Males: 970  (47.7%)
Females: 1,067  (52.3%)
Median resident age:  42.2 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 79520.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,132 (it was $25,873 in 2000)
Hamlin:

$31,132
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,147 (it was $13,308 in 2000)

Hamlin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $41,679 (it was $29,800 in 2000)
Hamlin:

$41,679
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $83,753; Detached houses: $88,038; Townhouses or other attached units: $55,416; Mobile homes: $43,066

Median gross rent in 2013: $465.

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  • Races in Hamlin, TX (2010)

    Hamlin races chart
    • 1,33162.7%White alone
    • 60728.6%Hispanic
    • 1607.5%Black alone
    • 120.6%Two or more races
    • 90.4%Asian alone
    • 30.1%Other race alone
    • 20.09%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hamlin: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (9.0%), United States (7.9%), German (7.3%), Irish (6.3%), French (2.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1723 feet

Land area: 5.32 square miles.

Population density: 383 people per square mile   (very low).

Hamlin, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Hamlin:

  • High school or higher: 83.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hamlin city:

  • Never married: 15.8%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

49 residents are foreign born (2.1% Latin America, 0.6% Europe, 0.3% Asia).

This city:

2.7%
Texas:

16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $909 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $596 (1.7%)

Hamlin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (37.6 miles , pop. 115,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (162.6 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (194.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: McCaulley, TX (2.7 miles ), Anson, TX (4.0 miles ), Sagerton, TX (4.2 miles ), Roby, TX (4.2 miles ), Aspermont, TX (4.3 miles ), Rotan, TX (4.5 miles ), Stamford, TX (4.5 miles ), Rule, TX (5.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $350,000

Latitude: 32.89 N, Longitude: 100.13 W

Area code: 325

Hamlin household income distribution Hamlin home values distribution

Crime rates in Hamlin by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00001200100N/A0
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.048.2102.40.00.054.90.00.0N/A0.0
Robberies 0000100020100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.048.20.00.00.0109.80.046.60.00.0
Assaults 4320403224961913
per 100,000 170.4138.393.90.0192.80.0159.0107.01,317.2414.9279.3932.7636.6
Burglaries 93116531519381213
per 100,000 383.3138.3516.2285.0241.0153.553.0267.41,042.8138.3372.4589.1636.6
Thefts 19131015217653438393421
per 100,000 809.2599.4469.3712.696.4870.0318.0267.41,866.11,752.01,815.61,669.11,028.4
Auto thefts 3213250022021
per 100,000 127.892.246.9142.596.4255.90.00.0109.892.20.098.249.0
Arson 0000011020010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.051.253.00.0109.80.00.049.10.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 107.771.580.662.3124.9153.950.252.9517.0177.1175.4314.8225.8

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Hamlin detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 8 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
Texas average:

2.02
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -579 (-20.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (16%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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

Average climate in Hamlin, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Hamlin-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/26/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.4 miles away from the Hamlin city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/13/1953, a category F4 tornado 29.0 miles away from the city center killed 17 people and injured 25 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hamlin-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 38.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 262.7 miles away from Hamlin center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 177.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 163.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 252.0 miles away from Hamlin center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 245.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fisher County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hamlin topographic map

Birthplace of: Brad Rowland - Player of football.

Hospitals and medical centers in Hamlin:

  • HAMLIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 632 N W SECOND STREET)
  • HOLIDAY LODGE (425 SW AVE F)
  • HOMEPLACE MANOR (425 SW AVE F)

Airports and heliports located in Hamlin:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hamlin:

  • Abilene Christian University (about 38 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,025)
  • Cisco College (about 75 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)
  • Howard College (about 89 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • Vernon College (about 100 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)
  • Angelo State University (about 102 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,019)
  • Texas Tech University (about 113 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 114 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)

Public high school in Hamlin:

  • HAMLIN H S (Students: 139, Location: 450 S W AVE F, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Hamlin:

  • HAMLIN EL (Students: 243, Location: 405 N W 5TH ST, Grades: PK-6)
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Notable location: Hamlin Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Hamlin include: United Pentecostal Church (A), Church of the Nazarene (B), East Side Church of Christ (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Fisher County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.2%
(23.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.4% for Black residents, 32.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for other race residents, 5.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.4%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.2%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
29 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Hamlin in 2000:

  • 35 people in nursing homes
  • 4 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 4 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

Hamlin, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Hamlin (2011 data):

  • Hamlin National Bank: at 231 South Central Avenue, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $96.4 mil, Deposits: $80.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Hamlin Financial Corporation, The

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.4
Texas average:

14.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Hamlin city (based on Fisher County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,70212
Mainline Protestant5013
Catholic4492
Other1-
None321-
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: 3
Fisher County:

7.61 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Fisher County:

2.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

2.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Fisher County:

26.6%
Texas:

26.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Hamlin:

50.0%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.4%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.2%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Hamlin:

11.9%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Hamlin:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Hamlin:

35.6%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Here:

54.2%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Hamlin:

76.7%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hamlin, TX 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
Financial Administration 2$4,876$29,2560$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,727
Police Protection - Officers 4$11,568$34,7040$0
Police - Other 4$6,232$18,6960$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,587$31,0440$0
Health 0$0 1$710
Solid Waste Management 1$1,750$21,0000$0
Sewerage 2$5,491$32,9460$0
Water Supply 4$9,800$29,4000$0
Totals for Government 18$42,304$28,2033$2,437

7.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,615 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.47%
Texas average:

7.14%

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 Taylor County, TX  1.09% ($30,714 average AGI)
from Nolan County, TX  0.93% ($28,333)


7.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,431 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.90%
Texas average:

6.69%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Hamlin:

  • KEAN (1470 AM; 5 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KVRP (1400 AM; 1 kW; STAMFORD, TX; Owner: ROLLINS PLAINS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KXOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: STEIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hamlin:

  • KCDD (103.7 FM; HAMLIN, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOES (106.9 FM; STAMFORD, TX; Owner: TEXAS GULFWEST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KVRP-FM (97.1 FM; HASKELL, TX; Owner: ROLLING PLAINS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KHYS (100.7 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEAN-FM (105.1 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHXS (102.7 FM; MERKEL, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBCY (99.7 FM; TYE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)

TV broadcast stations around Hamlin:

  • KIDT-LP (Channel 43; STAMFORD, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORP./KIDY-TV)
  • KTXS-TV (Channel 12; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: ABILENE-SWEETWATER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
Hamlin fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Hamlin fatal accident list:

Mar 17, 2004 07:40 PM, Avenuec, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 1, 1978 07:40 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 2,870Total average daily traffic
  • 520Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,860Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hamlin)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 2 Mi E (Lat: 32.983444 Lon: -100.061500), Call Sign: WSA613
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.825 MHzGrant Date: 05/21/1997, Expiration Date: 03/29/2002, Cancellation Date: 06/02/2002Registrant: Buddys Testers Inc, Box 221, Sweetwater, TX 79556
  • 12 Mi E (Lat: 32.983444 Lon: -100.061500), Call Sign: KNAP837, Licensee ID: L00009844
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.175 MHzGrant Date: 10/03/1995, Expiration Date: 10/03/2000, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2000Registrant: Texaco Communications Inc, Denver, CO 80217, Phone: (915) 236-6891
  • Lat: 32.886389 Lon: -100.142389, Call Sign: WQNU309
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.347 MHzGrant Date: 05/25/2011, Expiration Date: 05/25/2021, Certifier: Johnny R SmithRegistrant: Tbs Electronics, Inc., 5225 Sw Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66609, Phone: (785) 862-7450, Fax: (785) 862-7647, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hamlin)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Hamlin)
Most common first names in Hamlin, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4377.1 years
James3475.5 years
John3276.2 years
Robert2472.9 years
Mary2384.2 years
George2076.7 years
Ruby1685.2 years
Joe1577.3 years
Willie1582.3 years
Thomas1476.8 years
Most common last names in Hamlin, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3078.9 years
Brown2978.7 years
Williams2279.4 years
Johnson2079.4 years
Carter1882.9 years
Jones1777.5 years
Scott1579.6 years
Maberry1481.9 years
Turner1380.3 years
Miller1379.8 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (1%)

Businesses in Hamlin, TX

  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • H&R Block: 1
  • Subway: 1

Hamlin compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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