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Hamilton is a city in Ravalli County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for J.W. Hamilton, who provided right-of-way to the railroad.
The latitude of Hamilton is 46.246N. The longitude is -114.159W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,570 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,163.
Brokerage house owner Charles Schwab bought the stock farm in 1996 and began developing home sites for affluent buyers.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hamilton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ravalli 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 59840 ZIP code.
25% of Hamilton residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $14,689, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Hamilton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Hamilton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $391. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $806.
Libraries in Hamilton include Bitterroot Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Hamilton include Ravalli Republic
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KUFN.
Ravalli 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 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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