Hamilton County, Texas (TX)

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County population in 2012: 8,307 (36% urban, 64% rural); it was 8,229 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,071
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,539
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,624
Renter-occupied apartments: 832 (it was 750 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

36%

Land area: 836 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 10 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Hamilton County: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (33.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (17.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 48%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hamilton County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (88.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (10.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 4,195  (46.7%)
Females: 4,322  (53.3%)

Hamilton County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Hamilton County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,501 ($31,150 in 1999)

This county:

$40501
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $423 (lower quartile is $306, upper quartile is $520)
This county:

$423
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $93,701 (it was $57,300 in 2000)
Hamilton:

$93,701
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $60,562 - $168,444

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $224,668
Here:

$224,668
State:

$188,898

Mobile homes: $64,411
Here:

$64,411
State:

$60,009
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,013
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $421

Institutionalized population: 205

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


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

Hamilton County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $134,000

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,583 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,404 (1.6%)

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 2013: 12.6%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.9% for Black residents, 28.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.5%
Hamilton County:

12.5%
Texas:

17.5%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.9% for Black residents, 27.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 47 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 49 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 48 years old, Asian residents: 83 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hamilton County is $414 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $523 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $687 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hamilton, Hico.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Hamilton County: Hill Ranch (A), Liberty School (B), McGirk School (C), Blue Bonnet Country Club (D), Saint Pauls School (E), Perry Country Club Golf Course (F), Evergreen School (G), Pottsville Fire Department (H), Carlton Volunteer Fire Department (I), Hamilton County Historical Museum (J), Goar Valley Polling Booth (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hamilton County include: Pleasant Valley Church (A), Providence Church (B), Rock House Church (C), Warren Creek Church (D), Bethel Church (E), Live Oak Church (F), Agee Church (G), Blue Ridge Church (H), Friendship Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Barbee Cemetery (1), Barnett Cemetery (2), Blue Ridge Cemetery (3), McGirk Cemetery (4), Viertel Cemetery (5), Bullman Cemetery (6), Center Valley Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: The Baptism Hole (A), Fillingim Lake (B), Eidson Lake (C), Soil Conservation Service Site 28 Reservoir (D), Soil Conservation Service Site 2 Reservoir (E), Soil Conservation Service Site 3 Reservoir (F), Edison Lake (G), Joseph Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Warren Creek (A), Twomile Creek (B), Turkey Branch (C), Sycamore Creek (D), Spring Branch Hiller Slough (E), South Prong Meridan Creek (F), Baptist Branch (G), Rocky Creek (H), Dry Fork (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bosque County , Comanche County , Coryell County , Erath County , Lampasas County , Mills County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.7%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 196
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 305 (24% naturalized citizens)

Hamilton County:

3.7%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 53
  • 1990 to 1994: 71
  • 1985 to 1989: 73
  • 1980 to 1984: 33
  • 1975 to 1979: 29
  • 1970 to 1974: 12
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 34

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 68.3%

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 (12 second mortgage, 16 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 986

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hamilton County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,02220
Mainline Protestant7977
Catholic1901
Other-1
None3,508-
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:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Hamilton County:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hamilton County:

10.9%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Hamilton County:

26.0%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.5%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Hamilton County:

Average size of farms: 451 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $41,770
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $55.06
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 93.70%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $39,951
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.59%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.23%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $29,160
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.67%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.17
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 12.93%
Corn for grain: 1043 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3932 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2,450 acres

Tornado activity:

Hamilton County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 6371729.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 10 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/27/1987, a tornado injured 4 people

Earthquake activity:

Hamilton County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 78% 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 179.0 miles away from Hamilton County 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 328.3 miles away from the county 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 295.9 miles away from the county center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 223.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 203.4 miles away from Hamilton County center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 210.4 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:


The number of natural disasters in Hamilton County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (80%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Netherlands (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Other South America (2%)
  • United Kingdom (1%)
  • Thailand (1%)

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

  • United States or American (23%)
  • German (20%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Hamilton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,467 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 528 (16%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 120 (4%)
  • Other means: 40 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 204 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Hamilton County, Texas in 2000:

  • 216 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 7 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

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

  • 188 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 30 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 19 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,552.

8.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,681 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.16%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.68% relocated from other counties in Texas ($30,922 average AGI)
1.48% relocated from other states ($5,759 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

1.48%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Erath County, TX  0.81% ($20,565 average AGI)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.56% ($36,938)
from Coryell County, TX  0.53% ($33,933)
from McLennan County, TX  0.46% ($37,077)
from Comanche County, TX  0.39% ($25,000)


9.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,754 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.05%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.49% relocated to other counties in Texas ($23,315 average AGI)
1.57% relocated to other states ($5,438 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

1.57%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Erath County, TX  1.60% ($21,000 average AGI)
to Coryell County, TX  0.59% ($29,176)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.56% ($24,813)
to Bell County, TX  0.38% ($36,182)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Births per 1000 population in Hamilton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 15.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Hamilton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hamilton County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,594 (1,451 aged, 143 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 12.32
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 19753.54
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 295.750
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 49513.25

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 950.030
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1813.700
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 37.01

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 65.76
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 123.380

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,263

Size of family households: 1,244 2-persons, 480 3-persons, 340 4-persons, 179 5-persons, 71 6-persons, 43 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 950 1-person, 116 2-persons, 9 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

1,421 married couples with children.
359 single-parent households (87 men, 272 women).

91.0% of residents of Hamilton County speak English at home.
7.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $52,155,000 ($6427 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,825,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $22,688,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,001,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $624,000
Federal grants: $8,518,000
Federal procurement contracts: $499,000 ($42,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,825,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $23,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,118,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,129,000

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

Births: 490
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 710
Here:

88 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +35
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +86
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hamilton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.23 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 55
  • 2000 to 2004: 256
  • 1990 to 1999: 335
  • 1980 to 1989: 445
  • 1970 to 1979: 896
  • 1960 to 1969: 717
  • 1950 to 1959: 609
  • 1940 to 1949: 566
  • 1939 or earlier: 652
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hamilton County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 27
  • 3 rooms: 77
  • 4 rooms: 330
  • 5 rooms: 793
  • 6 rooms: 719
  • 7 rooms: 340
  • 8 rooms: 203
  • 9+ rooms: 131
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 36
  • 3 rooms: 82
  • 4 rooms: 214
  • 5 rooms: 210
  • 6 rooms: 120
  • 7 rooms: 48
  • 8 rooms: 21
  • 9+ rooms: 5
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hamilton County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 85
  • 2 bedrooms: 751
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,398
  • 4 bedrooms: 333
  • 5+ bedrooms: 49
  • no bedroom: 19
  • 1 bedroom: 101
  • 2 bedrooms: 345
  • 3 bedrooms: 246
  • 4 bedrooms: 35
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4
Cars and other vehicles available in Hamilton County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 76
  • 1 vehicle: 754
  • 2 vehicles: 1,197
  • 3 vehicles: 421
  • 4 vehicles: 130
  • 5+ vehicles: 46
  • no vehicle: 98
  • 1 vehicle: 350
  • 2 vehicles: 238
  • 3 vehicles: 54
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

57% of Hamilton County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Texas.

Hamilton County:

57.4%
State average:

51.6%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $34,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hamilton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (40.8%)
  • Electricity (29.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.7%)
  • Wood (3.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (46.1%)
  • Electricity (26.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.9%)
  • Wood (2.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11
Here:

1.1%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7
Here:

1.5%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10
Here:

6.1%
Texas:

15.4%

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)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Hamilton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Hamilton County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Hamilton County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James11677.2 years
William11381.0 years
Mary9181.8 years
Robert8676.6 years
John8278.1 years
Willie4380.2 years
George4379.5 years
Henry3875.6 years
Thomas3578.4 years
Charles3576.7 years
Most common last names in Hamilton County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4779.6 years
Jones4478.9 years
Harris4476.7 years
Williams4385.3 years
Johnson3683.2 years
Thompson3480.6 years
White2879.4 years
Schrank2381.3 years
Davis2279.5 years
Lee2279.4 years
Businesses in Hamilton County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1H&R Block1
Alco Stores1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1True Value2
FedEx1UPS1

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