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Hamel is a village in Madison County, in the Saint Louis metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Hamel. For links to other places called Hamel, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Hamel is 38.888N. The longitude is -89.845W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 545 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 595.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hamel demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Madison County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, St. Louis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62046 ZIP code.
47% of Hamel residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hamel ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hamel was $19,062, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Hamel residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hamel, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $419. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $938.
Madison County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hamel political report.
The average commute time for Hamel workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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