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Hamilton is a township in Franklin County, in the Chambersburg metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Hamilton. For links to other places called Hamilton, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Hamilton is 39.866N. The longitude is -77.733W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 646 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,949.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hamilton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Franklin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17265 ZIP code.
39% of Hamilton residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $21,122, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% 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 $385. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $896.
Franklin County supported George W. Bush 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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