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Hamilton is a city in Butler County, in the Cincinnati metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Fort Hamilton, established here in 1791. The fort was named after Alexander Hamilton, secretary of the treasury.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Ohio named Hamilton. For links to other places called Hamilton, OH, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Hamilton is 39.399N. The longitude is -84.561W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 594 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 60,763.


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Median household income
Local
$35,365
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hamilton demographic reports
Hamilton is on the Great Miami River.
Developed around the fort, which served as a refuge against Indian attack and a headquarters for homesteading

Known as "Little Chicago" during Prohibition, when the city had a reputation for gangsters, guns and booze. Members of John Dillinger's gang hid out here in the 1930s

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 488. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 8.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Ernest H. Volwiler, scientist, co-discoverer of the general anesthetic Pentothal
· William Dean Howells, author
Local festivals include:
  • Great Miami River Days - Sept. 8-9, 2007
  • Butler County Fair - July 22-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hamilton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Hamilton Fairfield Symphony Orchestra
Historic sites and museums: Butler County Historical Society Museum
Colleges and universities: Miami University-Hamilton
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 67
Quotes:
Hamilton is a city, a self-contained town, a suburb, a satellite in the orbits of both Cincinnati and Dayton, a minor metropolitan cluster, a county seat, a bump on the plain, a galactic microdot where 63,189 people wait to see what will happen next.
-- Hometown (1982)
Peter Davis

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hamilton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Butler County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Hamilton-Middletown area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 45015 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

25% of Hamilton residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hamilton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hamilton was $17,493, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

12% of Hamilton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Hamilton include Dayton-Campbell Historic District, German Village Historic District, Rossville Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hamilton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $402.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $824.


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Libraries in Hamilton include Lane Public Library, Lindenwald Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hamilton include Journal News

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Butler County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hamilton political report.

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The average commute time for Hamilton workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hamilton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other OH communities named Hamilton:
  �Lawrence County township
  �Jackson County township
  �Warren County township
  �Franklin County township

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“ Hamilton is a city, a self-contained town, a suburb, a satellite in the orbits of both Cincinnati and Dayton, a minor metropolitan cluster, a county seat, a bump on the plain, a galactic microdot where 63,189 people wait to see what will happen next. ”
~ Hometown (1982)
Peter Davis

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