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County population in 2012: 4,778 (all rural); it was 5,379 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 840
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 986
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,874
Renter-occupied apartments: 436 (it was 488 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

47%

Land area: 1720 sq. mi.
Water area: 87.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 3 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hamilton County: 98.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.7%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (15.7%), Construction (14.3%), Public administration (11.9%), Retail trade (10.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 37%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hamilton County, New York:


Median resident age:  51.0 years
New York median age:  38.0 years

Males: 2,446  (55.6%)
Females: 2,390  (44.4%)

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Hamilton County,NY real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Hamilton County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,669 ($32,287 in 1999)
This county:

$40669
New York:

$54659

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $524 (lower quartile is $337, upper quartile is $674)
This county:

$524
State:

$877


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $173,766 (it was $88,200 in 2000)
Hamilton County:

$173,766
New York:

$306,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $113,418 - $279,598

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $203,588
Here:

$203,588
State:

$343,827

Townhouses or other attached units: $315,653
Here:

$315,653
State:

$484,742

In 2-unit structures: $258,531
Here:

$258,531
State:

$460,134

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $539,843
Here:

$539,843
State:

$569,159

Mobile homes: $86,404
Here:

$86,404
State:

$40,766

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $15,605
Here:

$15,605
State:

$137,621
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,170
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $384

Institutionalized population: 2

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


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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,919 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,402 (0.9%)


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 2009: 12.7%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 81.8% for Black residents, 22.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for American Indian residents, 44.6% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 51 years old
(Males: 50 years old, Females: 51 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51 years old, Black residents: 21 years old, American Indian residents: 52 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 39 years old, Other race residents: 38 years old)

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

10.4%
Whole state:

14.6%

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

3.2%
Whole state:

7.4%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hamilton County is $483 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $580 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $723 a month.

Cities in this county include: Indian Lake, Lake Pleasant, Long Lake, Wells, Inlet, Hope, Speculator, Arietta, Benson, Morehouse.

Hamilton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Arietta town11.40.4 - 6.192 - 20
Benson town01.50.1 - 6.192 - 20
Hope town21.90.1 - 6.9134 - 27
Indian Lake town70.60.2 - 3.572 - 17
Inlet town01.00.2 - 5.371 - 19
Lake Pleasant town321 - 6115 - 21
Long Lake town21.10.2 - 5.8103 - 23
Morehouse town01.60.1 - 6.592 - 21
Wells town431 - 7135 - 24
Hamilton county194 13 

2005 air pollution in Hamilton County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.089 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.074 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.004 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Below U.S. average.



Click to draw/clear Hamilton County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Hamilton County: Lake Eaton State Camp (A), Lake Durant Camp (B), Cedar River Golf Course (C), Stillwater (D), Kamp Kill Kare (E), Silver Lake Lean-to (F), Whitehouse (G), Sled Harbor (H), Hope Falls (I), Whitney Headquarters (J), Wilderness Lodge (K), Golden Beach Campsite (L), Lake Pleasant Golf Course (M), Inlet Golf Club (N), Hamilton Golf Course (O), Forked Lake Campsite (P), Forest House (Q), Little Sand Point State Campsite (R), Camp Uncas (S), Camp Pine Knot (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hamilton County include: Saint Ann Church (A), Saint Williams Church (B), Adirondack Bible Chapel (C), Independent Baptist Church (D), Indian Lake First Baptist Church (E), Inlet Community Church (F), Lake Pleasant Methodist Church (G), Long Lake Wesleyan Church (H), Saint James Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: South Side Lake Cemetery (1), Spruce Hill Cemetery (2), Long Lake Cemetery (3), Fish Mountain Cemetery (4), Willard Cemetery (5), Wadswarth Cemetery (6), Cedar River Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Indian Lake (A), Indigo Lake (B), Iron Lake (C), Jerry Pond (D), Jimmy Pond (E), Jockeybush Lake (F), John Mack Pond (G), John Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Groff Creek (A), Trypoli Creek (B), Otter Brook (C), Grassy Brook (D), Butter Brook (E), Goldmine Stream (F), Goldmine Creek (G), Silver Lake Outlet (H), Owls Head Pond Outlet (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Beaches: Moffit Beach (A), Silver Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Essex County , Franklin County , Fulton County , Herkimer County , St. Lawrence County , Saratoga County , Warren County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 131
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 82 (80% naturalized citizens)

Hamilton County:

1.5%
Whole state:

20.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 68.4%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Hamilton County with a mortgage: 590 (7 second mortgage, 70 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 755

Here:

43.9% with mortgage
State:

67.9% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.82%
Here72.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,917
Total congregations: 25

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist Church The Wesleyan ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents2,656 (67.8%)595 (15.2%)340 (8.7%)138 (3.5%)188 (4.8%)
Congregations9 (36.0%)6 (24.0%)2 (8.0%)1 (4.0%)7 (28.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Hamilton County - Indian Lake, Lake Pleasant, Long Lake, Wells, Inlet

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

5.94 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

15.83 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Hamilton County:

39.57 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.5%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

24.2%
New York:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hamilton County:

15.9%
State:

15.6%


Agriculture in Hamilton County:

Average size of farms: 59 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $8,603
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $9,466
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $15,031
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.83%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years

Tornado activity:

Hamilton County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below New York state average. It is 9.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 7/21/1979, a tornado injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hamilton County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 25.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 72.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 26.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.3 miles away from Hamilton County center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/8/2003 at 15:06:14, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.2 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.0 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:


The number of natural disasters in Hamilton County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

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




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





Hamilton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,771 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 181 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 183 (8%)
  • Other means: 18 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 91 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


91 people in homes for the mentally retarded
3 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
46 people in group homes intended for adults
32 people in residential treatment centers for adults

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $45,073.

6.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,014 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
New York average:

5.41%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.52% relocated from other counties in New York ($25,397 average AGI)
2.26% relocated from other states ($15,610 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

2.26%
New York average:

1.94%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Fulton County, NY  0.82% ($24,588 average AGI)


6.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,608 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
New York average:

6.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.13% relocated to other counties in New York ($16,322 average AGI)
2.74% relocated to other states ($18,287 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

2.74%
New York average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Fulton County, NY  0.63% ($24,308 average AGI)
to Warren County, NY  0.58% ($28,917)
to Herkimer County, NY  0.53% ($3,636)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.8

Births per 1000 population in Hamilton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Hamilton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 1.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hamilton County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,251 (1,127 aged, 124 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 784.240
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1166.790
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 19.13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19.26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 114.770

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 19.13

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,756

Size of family households: 866 2-persons, 235 3-persons, 187 4-persons, 71 5-persons, 18 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 739 1-person, 123 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

96.1% of residents of Hamilton County speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
3.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 40% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 30% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $32,570,000 ($6231 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,174,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $18,434,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,558,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,000
Federal grants: $4,765,000
Federal procurement contracts: $532,000 ($180,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,267,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $86,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,666,000
Federal Government insurance: $6,651,000

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

Births: 241
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 341
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -37
Here -7 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hamilton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.82 millions of gallons per day (57% from ground, 43% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

3.6

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Hamilton County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 33
  • 3 rooms: 109
  • 4 rooms: 226
  • 5 rooms: 426
  • 6 rooms: 446
  • 7 rooms: 308
  • 8 rooms: 152
  • 9+ rooms: 167
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 23
  • 3 rooms: 76
  • 4 rooms: 143
  • 5 rooms: 101
  • 6 rooms: 56
  • 7 rooms: 49
  • 8 rooms: 20
  • 9+ rooms: 14
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hamilton County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 101
  • 2 bedrooms: 474
  • 3 bedrooms: 838
  • 4 bedrooms: 328
  • 5+ bedrooms: 124
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 106
  • 2 bedrooms: 190
  • 3 bedrooms: 123
  • 4 bedrooms: 50
  • 5+ bedrooms: 13
Cars and other vehicles available in Hamilton County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 52
  • 1 vehicle: 600
  • 2 vehicles: 882
  • 3 vehicles: 252
  • 4 vehicles: 66
  • 5+ vehicles: 22
  • no vehicle: 59
  • 1 vehicle: 250
  • 2 vehicles: 147
  • 3 vehicles: 26
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

70% of Hamilton County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in New York.

Hamilton County:

69.9%
State average:

64.4%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $82,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 11%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 9%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hamilton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (61.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.4%)
  • Wood (17.2%)
  • Electricity (2.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (56.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.9%)
  • Electricity (16.6%)
  • Wood (7.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 34
Here:

6.9%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 16
Here:

5.0%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 15
Here:

14.9%
New York:

38.2%

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Hamilton County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Hamilton County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Hamilton County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Hamilton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Hamilton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Hamilton County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Hamilton County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4973.8 years
William4777.3 years
George4174.4 years
James3377.6 years
Robert3274.0 years
Mary2980.9 years
Edward2773.8 years
Charles2675.8 years
Margaret2677.1 years
Joseph2577.2 years
Most common last names in Hamilton County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2371.9 years
King1876.9 years
Page1679.5 years
Arsenault1572.5 years
Wilson1271.5 years
Fish1182.9 years
Bennett1170.6 years
Simons1179.0 years
Hall1174.1 years
Brown1177.8 years
Businesses in Hamilton County, NY
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1True Value4
MasterBrand Cabinets2U-Haul1
Nike1
Browse common businesses in Hamilton County, NY


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