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Hamilton, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Hamilton is a populated place located in Marion County at latitude 34.1387 and longitude -87.9708. Marion County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 486 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Hamilton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Hamilton, Alabama.

The Census Class Code for Hamilton indicates a . The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Hamilton (see map below) encompass a land area of 38.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hamilton: Toll Gate.

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Hamilton, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 6,812
Population in Households 6,377
Population in Familes 5,192
Population in Group Qrtrs 435
Population Density1 179
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 2,750
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,810
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,139 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,742 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,008 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 389 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $90,118
Average Home Value $112,937


Median Household Income $28,700
Average Household Income $38,643
Per Capita Income $16,098
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.25% -0.01%
Households 0.28% -0.02%
Families 0.22% -0.09%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Hamilton, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hamilton to the other 578 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 87 85th
Population Density1 # 361 38th
Diversity Index2 # 398 31st
Median Household Income # 479 17th
Per Capita Income # 478 17th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.