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Hamilton, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Hamilton had a population of 4,601 as of July 1, 2018. 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 46.2469 and longitude -114.1604 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.

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


Total Population 4,601
Population in Households 4,439
Population in Familes 2,905
Population in Group Qrtrs 162
Population Density2 1,820
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $28,091
Average Household Income $42,564
Per Capita Income $21,178


Total Housing Units 2,584 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 974 (37.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,309 (50.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 301 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $184,515
Average Home Value $191,093


Total Households 2,283
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 1,085
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.69% 0.95%
Households 0.59% 0.89%
Families 0.92% 0.69%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   1.4%

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, 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 # 27 93rd
Population Density # 30 92nd
Diversity Index # 144 60th
Median Household Income # 352 4th
Per Capita Income # 305 16th

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