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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.


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Median household income
Local
$22,013
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hamilton demographic reports
Hamilton is in the Bitterroot Valley.
Developed as a company town for the Anaconda Copper Mining and the Bitter Root Stock Farm.

Brokerage house owner Charles Schwab bought the stock farm in 1996 and began developing home sites for affluent buyers.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 35. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 8.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Bitterroot Days - June 9-10, 2007
  • Daly Days - July 27-28, 2007
  • Bitterroot Valley Bluegrass Festival - July 13-15, 2007
  • Ravalli County Fair - Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2007
  • McIntosh Apple Day - Oct. 13, 2007
  • Fiber Arts Festival - June 8-10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hamilton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Bitterroot National Forest, Lolo National Forest
Historic routes: Lewis and Clark Trail
Historic sites and museums: Daly Mansion, Fort Owen State Monument, Ravalli County Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

22% of Hamilton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Hamilton festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hamilton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $391.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $806.


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Libraries in Hamilton include Bitterroot Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hamilton include Ravalli Republic

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KUFN.

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Ravalli 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 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Hamilton include Best Western, Comfort Inn Hamilton, Super 8.

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