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The 2000 Census showed that Hamilton County had a population of 8,229 people.

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Hamilton had a population of 8,043 people. This is a decrease of 2.26% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20108,517+3.5%+5.89% since 2009
20098,043-2.26%-0.48% since 2008
20088,082-1.79%+0.11% since 2007
20078,073-1.9%+0.11% since 2006
20068,064-2.01%+0.9% since 2005
20057,992-2.88%+0.34% since 2004
20047,965-3.21%-1.18% since 2003
20038,060-2.05%+1.26% since 2002
20027,960-3.27%-1.87% since 2001
20018,112-1.42%-1.42% since 2000
20008,229The Last Census

Hamilton County had 4,455 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Hamilton County has a total area<3> of 836 square miles [2,166 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.67 square miles [1.74 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Hamilton County had a population density of 9.85 people per square mile [3.8 people/km²], making it the state's 173rd most densely populated county (out of 254 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Hamilton County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Hamilton and the state of Texas.

Click here for the Hamilton County QuickFact (QF-48193).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Hamilton County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BosqueQF-48035   E17,63117,2042.48%
ComancheQF-48093   NW13,55914,026-3.33%
CoryellQF-48099   SE72,52974,978-3.27%
ErathQF-48143   N36,18433,0019.65%
LampasasQF-48281   S20,91517,76217.75%
MillsQF-48333   SW4,9945,151-3.05%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Hamilton. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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