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Hamilton, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Hamilton had a population of 2,805 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Hamilton is located at latitude 40.3915 and longitude -91.3613 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hamilton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.56 sq. miles and a water area of 1.79 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 643 feet.

The City of Hamilton (GNIS ID: 2394275) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Hamilton is located within Township of Montebello, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hancock County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hamilton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Hamilton, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,805
Population in Households 2,745
Population in Familes 2,219
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density2 788
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $56,469
Average Household Income $70,887
Per Capita Income $29,753


Total Housing Units 1,308 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 922 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 256 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $89,529
Average Home Value $125,352


Total Households 1,179
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 777
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.61% -0.55%
Households -0.51% -0.44%
Families -0.55% -0.57%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   3.26%

Hamilton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hamilton to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 449 67th
Population Density # 891 35th
Diversity Index # 817 40th
Median Household Income # 612 55th
Per Capita Income # 517 62nd

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