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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. 2012 cost of living index in Hamilton County: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.3%), Retail trade (14.1%), Public administration (12.1%), Construction (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hamilton County, Texas:


Median resident age:  46.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Males: 4,195  (46.7%)
Females: 4,322  (53.3%)

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Hamilton County,TX real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Hamilton County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,650 ($31,150 in 1999)
This county:

$37650
Texas:

$48259

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $326 (lower quartile is $245, upper quartile is $391)
This county:

$326
State:

$632


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $86,441 (it was $57,300 in 2000)
Hamilton County:

$86,441
Texas:

$125,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,894 - $141,084

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $234,441
Here:

$234,441
State:

$177,060

Townhouses or other attached units: $292,367
Here:

$292,367
State:

$170,403

Mobile homes: $91,919
Here:

$91,919
State:

$42,156
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,208
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $259

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:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,551 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,086 (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 2009: 13.1%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.5% for other race residents, 45.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 46 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 25 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 48 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

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

14.2%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

5.4%
Whole state:

6.7%

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 .

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


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:

37.4% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.30%
Here67.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,538
Total congregations: 35

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchChurches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents2,877 (52.0%)1,033 (18.7%)604 (10.9%)522 (9.4%)225 (4.1%)
Congregations13 (37.1%)4 (11.4%)2 (5.7%)5 (14.3%)2 (5.7%)
NameCatholic ChurchPentecostal Church of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchOther
Adherents100 (1.8%)61 (1.1%)49 (0.9%)35 (0.6%)32 (0.6%)
Congregations1 (2.9%)1 (2.9%)1 (2.9%)1 (2.9%)5 (14.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Hamilton County - Hamilton, Hico

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Hamilton County:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.9%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.0%
Texas:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hamilton County:

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 below Texas state average. It is 1.0 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 significantly below Texas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/31/2008 at 05:01:54, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 97.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (3%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Registered nurses (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: 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:

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $41,604.

8.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($1,268 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.68%
Texas average:

8.37%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.41% relocated from other counties in Texas ($29,674 average AGI)
1.27% relocated from other states ($-28,402 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

1.27%
Texas average:

3.06%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Erath County, TX  1.02% ($32,893 average AGI)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.69% ($26,053)
from Coryell County, TX  0.54% ($26,667)
from Bosque County, TX  0.40% ($24,364)
from McLennan County, TX  0.40% ($19,182)


8.08% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,624 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.08%
Texas average:

7.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.76% relocated to other counties in Texas ($27,493 average AGI)
1.32% relocated to other states ($3,127 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

1.32%
Texas average:

2.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Erath County, TX  1.24% ($28,441 average AGI)
to Coryell County, TX  0.69% ($21,211)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.48% ($26,154)
to Comanche County, TX  0.37% ($14,300)

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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


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, 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&T1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1True Value2
FedEx1UPS1
H&R Block1

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