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Hamilton, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Hamilton had a population of 1,819 as of July 1, 2018. Hamilton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hamilton is located at latitude 39.7426 and longitude -94.0024 in Caldwell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hamilton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Caldwell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 994 feet.

The City of Hamilton (GNIS ID: 2394277) 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.

The City of Hamilton is located within Township of Hamilton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Caldwell 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, 2018.

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


Total Population 1,819
Population in Households 1,766
Population in Familes 1,415
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density1 1,296
Diversity Index2 7


Median Household Income $36,866
Average Household Income $50,694
Per Capita Income $20,850


Total Housing Units 820 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 455 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 270 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $82,609
Average Home Value $96,861


Total Households 726
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 464
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.07% -0.2%
Households 0.12% -0.19%
Families 0.11% -0.35%
Median Household Income   4.67%
Per Capita Income   3.97%

Hamilton, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hamilton to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 280 73rd
Population Density # 222 79th
Diversity Index # 896 13th
Median Household Income # 800 23rd
Per Capita Income # 709 31st

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