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Hamilton, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Hamilton had a population of 4,489 as of July 1, 2016. Hamilton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hamilton is located at latitude 46.2526 and longitude -114.1601 in Ravalli County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hamilton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Ravalli County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,570 feet.

The City of Hamilton (GNIS ID: 2410694) 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.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Hamilton is located within Hamilton Division of Ravalli 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, 2016.

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Hamilton, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,489
Population in Households 4,326
Population in Familes 2,857
Population in Group Qrtrs 163
Population Density1 1,776
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 2,259
Average Household Size 1.92
Family Households 1,078
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,572 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,059 (41.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,200 (46.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 313 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $176,184
Average Home Value $187,098


Median Household Income $27,100
Average Household Income $40,376
Per Capita Income $20,383
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.5%
Households 0.61% 0.56%
Families 1.11% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hamilton to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 27 93rd
Population Density1 # 30 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 131 64th
Median Household Income # 354 3rd
Per Capita Income # 304 17th

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