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Hamilton, Montana

 

Hamilton, Montana

Hamilton, Montana
City
Downtown Hamilton
Downtown Hamilton
Location of Hamilton, Montana
Location of Hamilton, Montana
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Montana
County Ravalli
Government
 • Mayor Jerry E. Steele[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 2.57 sq mi (6.66 km2)
 • Land 2.53 sq mi (6.55 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation 3,570 ft (1,088 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 4,348
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 4,508
 • Density 1,718.6/sq mi (663.6/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 59840
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-33775
GNIS feature ID 0784496
Website www.cityofhamilton.net

Hamilton (Salish: čɫc̓lc̓lé [5]) is a city in and the county seat of Ravalli County, Montana, United States.[6] The population was 4,348 at the 2010 census. Significant outlying population growth is shown in the area; the ZIP Code Tabulation Area for Hamilton's ZIP Code, 59840, had a population of 15,393 at the United States Census Bureau 2009 estimate.[7]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography and climate 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • Education 4
  • City Council 5
  • Notable residents 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

Daly Mansion in Hamilton

Hamilton was founded by copper king Marcus Daly in the late 19th century. It was named for J.W. Hamilton, who provided the right-of-way to the railroad.[8] Daly is said to have wanted to begin business in the then county seat of Grantsdale, but was denied the opportunity. He supposedly founded Hamilton out of his own pocket as a reaction to being rebuffed at Grantsdale.

The Ravalli County Museum, founded in 1955, is located in the former Ravalli County Courthouse and focuses on County history, natural history and art.

In the summer of 2000, Hamilton made international headlines when forest fires throughout the Bitterroot Valley filled the area with smoke and prompted the evacuation of many residents. President Clinton declared a state of emergency in the area and dispatched National Guardsmen to assist with fighting the fires.

Hamilton is, as of 2004, home to two microbiological research and production facilities: the government-run

  • Explore the Bitterroot
  • Ravalli Republic newspaper
  • Hamilton, Montana community website
  • Thebitterrootvalley.com A connection to other towns in the Bitterroot Valley

External links

  1. ^ "HAMILTON, MONTANA". City of Hamilton. City of Hamilton. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  4. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  5. ^ Tachini, Pete; Louie Adams, Sophie Mays, Mary Lucy Parker, Johnny Arlee, Frances Vanderburg, Lucy Vanderburg, Diana Christopher-Cote (1998). nyoʻnuntn q̓éymin, Flathead Nation Salish dictionary.  
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ http://www.city-data.com/zips/59840.html
  8. ^ "Profile for Hamilton, Montana".  
  9. ^ "Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH".  
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  11. ^ "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data".  
  12. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  14. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  15. ^ Bitterroot College Program
  16. ^ Montana University System’s Board of Regents Approve Re-branding of Montana’s Two-Year Colleges and Programs of Higher Education, As Part of the Montana University System’s College!NOW Initiative, Helena, Montana: Montana University System Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education, May 25, 2012
  17. ^ Montana Renames Technical Colleges, Inside Higher Ed, July 13, 2012
  18. ^ "City of Hamilton - City Council". City of Hamilton. City of Hamilton. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 

References

Notable residents


  • Ken Bell
  • Jenny West[18]

Ward 3

  • Al Mitchell
  • Rod Pogachar

Ward 2

  • Kristi Bielski
  • Joe Petrusatitis

Ward 1

Hamilton has three Wards with two representatives from each Ward.

City Council

Education

The median income for a household in the city was $22,013, and the median income for a family was $30,665. Males had a median income of $25,795 versus $22,138 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,689. About 14.3% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.4% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 28.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 82.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.9 males.

There were 1,772 households out of which 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.3% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 51.7% were non-families. 47.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.81.

As of the census[14] of 2000, there were 3,705 people, 1,772 households, and 855 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,603.6 people per square mile (619.3/km²). There were 1,915 housing units at an average density of 828.8 per square mile (320.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.22% White, 0.11% African American, 0.89% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65% of the population.

2000 census

The median age in the city was 43 years. 20.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.4% were from 25 to 44; 23.4% were from 45 to 64; and 24.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

There were 2,175 households of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.6% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 53.7% were non-families. 47.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.92 and the average family size was 2.72.

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 4,348 people, 2,175 households, and 1,006 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,718.6 inhabitants per square mile (663.6/km2). There were 2,456 housing units at an average density of 970.8 per square mile (374.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 0.3% African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

2010 census

Demographics

Climate data for Hamilton, Montana (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 36.7
(2.6)
41.8
(5.4)
51.4
(10.8)
59.1
(15.1)
67.6
(19.8)
75.2
(24)
85.1
(29.5)
83.7
(28.7)
72.8
(22.7)
59.3
(15.2)
44.2
(6.8)
34.0
(1.1)
59.2
(15.1)
Average low °F (°C) 18.8
(−7.3)
20.7
(−6.3)
26.9
(−2.8)
32.7
(0.4)
39.5
(4.2)
45.6
(7.6)
50.2
(10.1)
48.6
(9.2)
40.8
(4.9)
31.8
(−0.1)
24.3
(−4.3)
16.8
(−8.4)
33.1
(0.6)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.88
(22.4)
0.86
(21.8)
0.97
(24.6)
0.99
(25.1)
1.67
(42.4)
1.61
(40.9)
0.99
(25.1)
1.06
(26.9)
1.01
(25.7)
0.76
(19.3)
1.19
(30.2)
1.17
(29.7)
13.17
(334.5)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 3.0
(7.6)
3.2
(8.1)
1.5
(3.8)
0.3
(0.8)
0.2
(0.5)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
2.3
(5.8)
3.5
(8.9)
14.3
(36.3)
Source: NOAA[11]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.57 square miles (6.66 km2), of which, 2.53 square miles (6.55 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.[2]

Hamilton is located at (46.248412, -114.159852).[10]

Geography and climate

[9]

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