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Hamilton, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of Hamilton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Skagit County at latitude 48.5209 and longitude -121.9943. Skagit County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 98 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Hamilton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Hamilton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 293
Population in Households 292
Population in Familes 237
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 261
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 113
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 80
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 141 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $209,722
Average Home Value $228,090


Median Household Income $55,583
Average Household Income $62,861
Per Capita Income $25,193
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.63% -0.07%
Households -0.61% 0.0%
Families 0.0% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hamilton to the other 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington 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 # 522 17th
Population Density1 # 508 19th
Diversity Index2 # 509 19th
Median Household Income # 272 57th
Per Capita Income # 331 47th

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