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Welcome to Lake Hamilton ...

The town of Lake Hamilton is located in Polk County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Lake Hamilton: Lk. Hamilton

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lake Hamilton has a population of 1,498 people<2> (see below for details).

Lake Hamilton is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Lake Hamilton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Lake Hamilton: (863)

The ZIP code for Lake Hamilton: 33851<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lake Hamilton had an population of 1,498 people. This is an increase of 21.69% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.88% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lake Hamilton had a population of 1,231 people. This makes Lake Hamilton the county's 15th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,231 people, the population of Lake Hamilton decreased 5.6% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,304 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lake Hamilton.

Communities Also Named Lake Hamilton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Lake Hamilton - it's located in Arkansas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lake Hamilton.

Communities near Lake Hamilton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lake Hamilton.

  • Winter Haven
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
  • Haines City
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Bartow
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Lake Wales
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Auburndale
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Davenport
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Lake Alfred
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Eagle Lake
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Polk City
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Hillcrest Heights
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest Heights
    • Hillcrest Heights is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 305 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Hillcrest Heights

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lake Hamilton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lake Hamilton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lake Hamilton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lake Hamilton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lake Hamilton. See our Newspapers Page for Lake Hamilton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lake Hamilton ...

Looking for more information about Lake Hamilton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lake Hamilton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lake Hamilton.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lake Hamilton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Polk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lake Hamilton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake Hamilton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Lake Hamilton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lake Hamilton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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