A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Hamilton ...
When the people of Hamilton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Hamiltonian<1>
From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Hamilton had a population of 504,559 people.<2>
The Lake Ontario city of Hamilton was incorporated June 9, 1846.
The origin (or the toponymy) of Hamilton: Named after George Hamilton (1788-1836), a merchant and politician. During the War of 1812, he was a Captain with the Niagara Light Dragoons and was at the capture of Detroit and the battles of Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane.
Hamilton is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Hamilton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: EST- Heure Normale de l'Est (HNE), EDT- Heure Avancée de l'Est (HAE).
Area Codes for Hamilton: (289)<4>, (365) and (905)
The Canadian Postal Codes for Hamilton: L8E, L8G, L8H, L8J, L8K, L8L, L8M, L8N, L8P, L8R, L8S, L8T, L8V, L8W, L9A, L9B, L9C, L9G, L9H, L9K, L9V<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Hamilton had a population of 504,559 people.
The population of Hamilton represents 4.15% of the population of Ontario (which had 12,160,282 people at that time), making it Ontario's 4th most populous community.
With a 2006 count of 504,559 people, the population of Hamilton increased 2.91% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 490,268 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Hamilton.
Communities near Hamilton ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Hamilton and not the distance if driven.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Hamilton.
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, Illinois, 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, 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.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Hamilton:
Websites 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 ...
The official website for Hamilton: www.hamilton.ca/
The official website for Province of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/
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This page was last modified: 21 Jan 2019