Hamilton, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 2,436.
Population change since 2000: +5.9%
 
Males: 1,219  (50.0%)
Females: 1,217  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

40.5 years
Wisconsin median age:

42.6 years

Zip codes: 54669.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $86,511 (it was $57,955 in 2000)
Hamilton:

$86,511
WI:

$64,168

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $33,502 (it was $20,142 in 2000)

Hamilton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $270,533 (it was $129,900 in 2000)
Hamilton:

$270,533
WI:

$197,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $214,700; detached houses: $226,792; townhouses or other attached units: $183,644; in 2-unit structures: $413,370; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $217,398; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $204,656; mobile homes: $51,466
March 2019 cost of living index in Hamilton: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Hamilton, WI (2010)
    • 2,38697.9%White alone
    • 220.9%Asian alone
    • 90.4%Two or more races
    • 90.4%Hispanic
    • 80.3%Black alone
    • 10.04%American Indian alone
    • 10.04%Other race alone

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

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Ancestries: German (48.5%), Norwegian (28.7%), Irish (9.6%), English (5.8%), United States (4.1%), Polish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 50.1 square miles.

Population density: 49 people per square mile   (very low).

Hamilton, Wisconsin map

30 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.3%
Wisconsin:

3.6%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Hamilton town:

1.5% ($1,902)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (9.7 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (103.2 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (224.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

West Salem, WI (1.0 miles ),
Barre, WI (2.3 miles ),
Bangor, WI (2.3 miles ),
Medary, WI (2.4 miles ),
Onalaska, WI (2.5 miles ),
Burns, WI (2.6 miles ),
Holmen, WI (2.9 miles ),
Rockland, WI (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 43.91 N, Longitude: 91.10 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Distribution of median household income in Hamilton, WI in 2019
Hamilton satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.5%
Wisconsin:

4.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +654 (+39.7%).
Most common industries in Hamilton, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.3%)
  • Machinery (5.0%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.6%)
  • Machinery (6.5%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.9%)
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
  • Food (3.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Hamilton, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Cashiers (3.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Top executives (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Registered nurses (3.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.7%)

Average climate in Hamilton, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2016 was 52.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.7
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 5.24. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.24
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Hamilton-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 15% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the Hamilton town center injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/26/1959, a category F3 tornado 17.2 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hamilton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 43% greater 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 271.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 203.1 miles away from the city 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 412.9 miles away from the city 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 389.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 412.9 miles away from Hamilton center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 188.1 miles away from Hamilton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in La Crosse County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 4, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hamilton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Hamilton:

  • MULDER HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; WEST SALEM, WI)
  • LAKEVIEW HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WEST SALEM, WI)
  • GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN RENAL DIALYSIS - ONALASKA (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; ONALASKA, WI)
  • MAYO DIALYSIS - LA CROSSE (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; ONALASKA, WI)
  • ONALASKA CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ONALASKA, WI)
  • LUTHERAN HOSPITAL-LA CROSSE HHA (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)
  • GUNDERSEN LUTHERAN HOSPICE PROG 528 (Hospital, about 10 miles away; LA CROSSE, WI)

Amtrak station near Hamilton:

  • 10 miles: LA CROSSE (601 ST. ANDREW ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hamilton:

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 10 miles; La Crosse, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,837)
  • Western Technical College (about 11 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • Viterbo University (about 11 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • Winona State University (about 29 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 32 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • Luther College (about 55 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 64 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Hamilton: Maple Grove Country Club (A), West Salem Wastewater Treatment Facility (B), West Salem Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hamilton include: Christ Lutheran Church (A), Our Saviours Lutheran Church (B), Saint Leo the Great Church (C), West Salem Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Neshonoc Cemetery (1), Hamilton Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Neshonoc Lake (A), Neshonoc Lake 390 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Bostwick Creek (A), Neshonoc Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

La Crosse County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.9 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

83.3%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.9%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.1%
Whole state:

8.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.4%
Whole state:

3.7%
3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
198 people in nursing homes in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Hamilton:

Marital status in Hamilton, WI
  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 75.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 2.2%
  • Divorced: 3.4%

For population 25 years and over in Hamilton:

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.8
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hamilton, WI (based on La Crosse County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic28,20012
Mainline Protestant20,74633
Evangelical Protestant16,84856
Other1,4989
Orthodox1001
None47,246-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
This county:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
La Crosse County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
La Crosse County:

3.50 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 84
La Crosse County:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.9%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
La Crosse County:

26.1%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
La Crosse County:

12.4%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

5.41% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,653 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Monroe County, WI  0.43% ($35,119 average AGI)
from Vernon County, WI  0.40% ($43,165)
from Trempealeau County, WI  0.28% ($41,594)


6.11% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,913 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Monroe County, WI  0.44% ($36,177 average AGI)
to Vernon County, WI  0.41% ($47,699)
to Dane County, WI  0.38% ($39,422)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hamilton:

  • WIZM (1410 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WKLJ (1290 AM; 5 kW; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKBH (1570 AM; 1 kW; HOLMEN, WI)
  • WLFN (1490 AM; 1 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • KAGE (1380 AM; 4 kW; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hamilton:

  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • K220EP (91.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • WKBH-FM (100.1 FM; WEST SALEM, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WQCC (106.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCOW-FM (97.1 FM; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLXR-FM (104.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY B/CASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • WFBZ (105.5 FM; TREMPEALEAU, WI; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • K270AG (101.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • K222AG (92.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: RAY A. KNUDSON)
  • KHME (101.1 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WRQT (95.7 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KCLH (94.7 FM; CALEDONIA, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KQAL (89.5 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXYM (96.1 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hamilton:

  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KQEG-CA (Channel 50; La CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE PARTNERSHIP)
  • W44BF (Channel 44; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • K62EV (Channel 62; WINONA, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W67CH (Channel 67; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 38Number of bridges
  • 407ft / 124mTotal length
  • $2,838,000Total costs
  • 199,903Total average daily traffic
  • 19,928Total average daily truck traffic
  • 231,204Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Hamilton, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 111960-1969
  • 51980-1989
  • 101990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Hamilton, WI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hamilton, WI
  • 36.7%Utility gas
  • 36.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.3%Wood
  • 3.5%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hamilton, WI
  • 41.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 20.9%Wood
  • 10.4%Utility gas


Hamilton compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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