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Hamilton County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2015: 15,500 (50% urban, 50% rural); it was 16,438 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,017
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,801
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,871
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,722 (it was 1,821 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

28%

Land area: 577 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 27 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hamilton County: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (29.2%), Educational, health and social services (16.3%), Manufacturing (10.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 50%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 47%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hamilton County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (90.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.7%)
  • Asian alone (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  42.3 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 7,574  (48.9%)
Females: 7,926  (51.1%)

Hamilton County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Hamilton County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $52,682 ($38,658 in 1999)

This county:

$52,682
Iowa:

$56,247

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $503 (lower quartile is $419, upper quartile is $633)
This county:

$503
State:

$611


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $124,621 (it was $71,900 in 2000)
Hamilton:

$124,621
Iowa:

$142,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $81,090 - $179,020

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $120,402
Here:

$120,402
State:

$179,425

Townhouses or other attached units: $190,772
Here:

$190,772
State:

$194,502

In 2-unit structures: $106,581
Here:

$106,581
State:

$132,478

Mobile homes: $116,697
Here:

$116,697
State:

$49,582
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,026
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $421

Institutionalized population: 189

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 32
  • Thefts: 69
  • Auto thefts: 12

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 32
  • Thefts: 62
  • Auto thefts: 10
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $187,200
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $188,800
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $230,000
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $192,200
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $220,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,733 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,375 (1.5%)

Hamilton County household income distribution in 2009 Hamilton County home values distribution Hamilton County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.7%
Hamilton County:

10.7%
Iowa:

11.8%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.6% for Black residents, 29.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 57.2% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 42.3 years old
(Males: 41.7 years old, Females: 43.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.5 years old, Black residents: 32.7 years old, American Indian residents: 27.5 years old, Asian residents: 31.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.5 years old, Other race residents: 38.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hamilton County is $388 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $627 a month.

Cities in this county include: Webster City, Jewell Junction, Stratford, Ellsworth, Stanhope, Williams, Blairsburg, Kamrar, Randall.

Hamilton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Hamilton County: Ellis (A), Cottage (B), Point Pleasant (C), Idaho (D), Abbott (E), Abbott Crossing (F), Hardin City Access Area (G), Twin Elms Access Area (H), Eagle City Access Area (I), Cross Ford Access Area (J), Macy (K), Sherman (L), Wilke (M), Meadow Hills Golf Course (N), Friendly Fairways (O), Hubbard Golf and Recreation Club (P), Pine Lake Country Club (Q), Gifford (R), Circle C Campground (S), Hardin County Home (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hamilton County include: Chester Church (A), Zion Church (B), Cottage Community Church (C), Iowa Falls Evangelical Church (D), Faith Evangelical Church (E), Ellis Church (F), Honey Creek Church (G), Berlin Community Church (H), Pleasant Chapel Community Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oakwood Cemetery (1), Hardin City Cemetery (2), Alden Cemetery (3), Chester Cemetery (4), Egbers Family Plot (5), Clay Center Cemetery (6), Leverton Family Plot (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Pine Lake (A), Gehrkes Lake (B), Upper Pine Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Beaver Creek (A), Cedar Creek (B), South Fork Iowa River (C), School Creek (D), Otter Creek (E), New York Branch (F), Bear Creek (G), Elk Creek (H), Tipton Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hamilton County include: Robinson Wildlife Area (1), David Bates Memorial Park (2), Hubbard Prairie (3), Logsdon Park (4), Welden's Woods (5), Hansen Swamp Area (6), Steinberg Wildlife Area (7), Ilco Park (8), Breke Memorial County Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Calhoun County , Carroll County , Greene County , Hardin County , Humboldt County , Pocahontas County , Wright County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 539
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 618 (38.3% naturalized citizens)

Hamilton County:

4.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 157
  • 2000 to 2009: 177
  • 1990 to 1999: 85
  • 1980 to 1989: 128
  • 1970 to 1979: 81
  • Before 1970: 25
Note: State values scaled to Hamilton County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.1%

Hamilton County marital status for males Hamilton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,918
  • One, attached: 118
  • Two: 150
  • 3 or 4: 342
  • 5 to 9: 322
  • 10 to 19: 84
  • 20 or more: 255
  • Mobile homes: 144

Housing units in Hamilton County with a mortgage: 2,682 (79 second mortgage, 225 home equity loan, 13 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,770

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hamilton County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,42217
Evangelical Protestant2,93915
Catholic1,4332
Other21
None5,877-
Hamilton County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Hamilton County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Hamilton County:

7.07 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

7.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hamilton County:

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Hamilton County:

28.3%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Hamilton County:

Average size of farms: 437 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $294,730
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $279.51
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.10%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 62.65%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $259,412
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 90.14%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.06%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $163,962
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.56%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.61
Corn for grain: 164589 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 144979 harvested acres
Vegetables: 26 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Hamilton County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 2287534.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/30/1989, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hamilton County-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 254.2 miles away from Hamilton County center
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 410.6 miles away from the county 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 393.6 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 312.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 264.7 miles away from Hamilton County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 256.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2014 to July 08, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4187: August 05, 2014, FEMA Id: 4187, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1688: March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1230: July 02, 1998, FEMA Id: 1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Incident Period: June 15, 1996 to June 30, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1133: August 21, 1996, FEMA Id: 1133, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 01, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-996: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Ice Storm, Incident Period: October 31, 1991 to November 29, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-928: December 26, 1991, FEMA Id: 928, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Hamilton County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Wood products (3%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (46%)
  • India (12%)
  • Other Middle Africa (7%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Thailand (6%)
  • Laos (5%)
  • Haiti (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hamilton County (%):

  • German (28%)
  • Norwegian (12%)
  • American (10%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Hamilton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,456 (80.1%)
  • Carpooled: 629 (9.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 27 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 17 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 418 (6.1%)
  • Worked at home: 265 (3.9%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

194 people in nursing homes
12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Hamilton County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 176 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 13 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,358.

5.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,311 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.07%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.48% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($22,055 average AGI)
1.59% relocated from other states ($11,252 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

1.59%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Story County, IA  0.77% ($32,872 average AGI)
from Webster County, IA  0.62% ($28,684)
from Wright County, IA  0.39% ($24,667)
from Polk County, IA  0.31% ($29,526)
from Hardin County, IA  0.23% ($42,500)
from Boone County, IA  0.16% ($39,400)


5.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,300 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.31% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($30,364 average AGI)
1.59% relocated to other states ($10,934 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

1.59%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Story County, IA  0.86% ($35,189 average AGI)
to Webster County, IA  0.68% ($24,095)
to Polk County, IA  0.52% ($43,719)
to Wright County, IA  0.31% ($29,895)
to Boone County, IA  0.29% ($139,278)
to Hardin County, IA  0.18% ($46,000)
to Johnson County, IA  0.18% ($19,091)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Hamilton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Hamilton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hamilton County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hamilton County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hamilton County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,100 (2,779 aged, 321 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 121 (3%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Hamilton County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (283)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (221)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (159)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (117)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (103)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (95)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (82)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (75)
  • Unspecified dementia (59)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (58)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.14
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,757
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 154
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 27,986

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,222
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,240
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 50
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 56

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,500
  • In family households: 12,658 (2,258 male householders, 1,954 female householders)
    3,570 spouses, 4,259 children (4,019 natural, 92 adopted, 146 stepchildren), 92 grandchildren, 34 brothers or sisters, 91 parents, 71 other relatives, 304 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,622 (1,053 male householders (907 living alone)), 1,168 female householders (1,086 living alone)), 396 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 216

Size of family households: 2,142 2-persons, 801 3-persons, 725 4-persons, 414 5-persons, 107 6-persons, 23 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,994 1-person, 176 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 20 4-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

2,628 married couples with children.
742 single-parent households (80 men, 662 women).

92.2% of residents of Hamilton speak English at home.
5.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $92,442,000 ($5,680 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $902,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $40,833,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $21,795,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,674,000
Federal grants: $11,955,000
Federal procurement contracts: $864,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,322,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,120,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,601,000
Federal Government insurance: $79,424,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 926
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 880
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +77
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -318
Here -20 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hamilton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.57 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 100
  • 2010 to 2013: 258
  • 2000 to 2009: 507
  • 1990 to 1999: 370
  • 1980 to 1989: 379
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,224
  • 1960 to 1969: 603
  • 1950 to 1959: 765
  • 1940 to 1949: 269
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,837
Note: State values scaled to Hamilton population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hamilton County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Hamilton County population
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 53
  • 4 rooms: 273
  • 5 rooms: 797
  • 6 rooms: 946
  • 7 rooms: 805
  • 8 rooms: 680
  • 9+ rooms: 884
  • 1 room: 32
  • 2 rooms: 146
  • 3 rooms: 222
  • 4 rooms: 601
  • 5 rooms: 209
  • 6 rooms: 280
  • 7 rooms: 231
  • 8 rooms: 157
  • 9+ rooms: 127
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hamilton County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Hamilton County population
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 88
  • 2 bedrooms: 867
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,098
  • 4 bedrooms: 960
  • 5+ bedrooms: 444
  • no bedroom: 46
  • 1 bedroom: 475
  • 2 bedrooms: 655
  • 3 bedrooms: 489
  • 4 bedrooms: 313
  • 5+ bedrooms: 28
Cars and other vehicles available in Hamilton County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Hamilton County population
  • no vehicle: 66
  • 1 vehicle: 870
  • 2 vehicles: 1,923
  • 3 vehicles: 1,108
  • 4 vehicles: 378
  • 5+ vehicles: 126
  • no vehicle: 334
  • 1 vehicle: 955
  • 2 vehicles: 408
  • 3 vehicles: 193
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5+ vehicles: 120

90% of Hamilton County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 172% lived in Iowa.

Hamilton County:

90.2%
State average:

84.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 12,360
  • Other state: 2,374
  • Northeast: 116
  • Midwest: 1,196
  • South: 435
  • West: 632

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hamilton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (65.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.2%)
  • Electricity (6.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.4%)
  • Utility gas (46.8%)
  • Electricity (36.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.3%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 89
Here:

5.2%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 27
Here:

3.1%
Iowa:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 72
Here:

15.2%
Iowa:

23.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Hamilton County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $403,000
    Regular Highways: $23,000
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $12,430,000
    Regular Highways: $3,593,000
    Health Services - Other: $3,112,000
    Police Protection: $835,000
    General - Other: $828,000
    Financial Administration: $573,000
    Central Staff Services: $542,000
    Parks & Recreation: $474,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $469,000
    Welfare - Other: $358,000
    Corrections - Other: $188,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $144,000
    Libraries: $77,000
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $34,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $258,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resource - Other: $532,000
    Regular Highways: $215,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,080,000

Hamilton County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $12,895,000
    Parks & Recreation: $622,000
    All Other: $258,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $175,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $327,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $392,000
    Interest Earnings: $325,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $131,000
    Rents: $15,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,365,000
    Public Welfare: $1,267,000
    Health & Hospitals: $1,144,000
    All Other: $549,000
    General Support: $409,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,006,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $126,000
    Public Utilities: $114,000
    NEC: $9,000

Hamilton County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $565,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $331,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $562,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $334,000

Hamilton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,746,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 191
  • Number of aged recipients: 13
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 178
  • Number of recipients under 18: 20
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 141
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 30
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 76
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 79
Hamilton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Hamilton County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Hamilton County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10977.4 years
Mary8180.8 years
William7878.5 years
Robert7570.8 years
Helen6482.0 years
George6180.6 years
James6076.1 years
Harold5872.7 years
Anna5185.5 years
Charles4776.8 years
Most common last names in Hamilton County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson11380.9 years
Anderson7476.6 years
Smith5174.6 years
Peterson4780.3 years
Olson4279.6 years
Nelson4180.5 years
Miller4079.2 years
Wilson3675.3 years
Carlson3279.2 years
Hanson3179.0 years
Businesses in Hamilton County, IA
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Subway2
Dairy Queen1Super 81
FedEx4True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Kmart1U.S. Cellular1
McDonald's1UPS2