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Welcome to Hamilton ...
The location of Hamilton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
The pronunciation of Hamilton: HAM-il-tuhn<3>
When the people of Hamilton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Hamiltonian<4>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Hamilton has a population of 2,715 people<5> (see below for details).
Hamilton was established in 1852.
The community of Hamilton is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<6>.
Time Zone: Hamilton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Hamilton is within the (217) area code.
The ZIP code for Hamilton: 62341<7>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hamilton had an population of 2,715 people. This is a decrease of 8% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.37% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Hamilton had a population of 2,951 people (or 15.45% of the total population of Hancock County). This makes Hamilton the county's most populous community.
The population of Hamilton represents 0.02% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 426th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,951 people, the population of Hamilton decreased 2.58% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,029 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Hamilton.
Adding Hamilton to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Hamilton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Hamilton elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .
We also found Hamilton mentioned in the book Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hamilton on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Hamilton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 75 communities that are also named Hamilton - they are located in Alabama (2), Alaska, Arkansas (2), California (3), Colorado (4), Florida (2), Georgia, Indiana (5), Iowa, Kansas (5), Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland (2), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (3), Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey (2), New Mexico, New York (2), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia (4), Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin (3) and Wyoming.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hamilton.
Communities near Hamilton ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hamilton.
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 Hamilton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hamilton.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of 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 Hamilton.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hamilton. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hamilton.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hamilton ...
Looking for more information about 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 Hamilton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hamilton.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hamilton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
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This page was last modified: 11 May 2021