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Hamilton is a town in La Crosse County, in the La Crosse metro area.
One tradition says the community was named after Hamilton College in Clinton, NY; another suggests it was named for Col. William S. Hamilton, who had lead-mining interests here
The latitude of Hamilton is 43.920N. The longitude is -91.101W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 741 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,301.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hamilton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the La Crosse County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, La Crosse area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54644 ZIP code.
40% of Hamilton residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $20,142, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Hamilton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hamilton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $421. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,003.
La Crosse County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hamilton political report.
The average commute time for Hamilton workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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