Saturday, April 12, 2008

Hamilton is located at 39°23′45″N, 84°33′54″W (39.395806, -84.564920).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 57.2 km² (22.1 mi²). 56.0 km² (21.6 mi²) of it is land and 1.2 km² (0.5 mi²) of it (2.13%) is water.

As of the census of 2000, there were 60,690 people, 24,188 households, and 15,867 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,084.3/km² (2,808.2/mi²). There were 25,913 housing units at an average density of 463.0/km² (1,199.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.94% White, 7.55% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.46% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.58% of the population.
There were 24,188 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $35,365, and the median income for a family was $41,936. Males had a median income of $32,646 versus $23,850 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,493. About 10.6% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.
Hamilton is the 12th largest city in Ohio.


2003 estimated--60,763
2004 estimated--60,996
2005 estimated--61,943
2006 estimated--62,130 Historical population figures
Hamilton is served by the Hamilton City School district. The district is currently experiencing a $200 million building project that includes eight new elementary schools, a new freshman school, two completely renovated middle schools and an upgraded high school complete with two new gyms, a new media center, six new classrooms and a new cafeteria. Talawanda, Ross, and New Miami School Districts also serve corners of the city.
Miami University has a branch in the city. Miami Hamilton opened in the 1960's and now consists of seven buildings and over 3400 students. Another branch is found in nearby Middletown, Ohio and has about 2,500 students.
Badin High School, a private Catholic school serves the city and surrounding area, as well as several Catholic elementaries.

Hamilton, Ohio Trivia

William Allen, born near Hamilton, later United States Congressman
Jim Tracy, Professional Baseball Player and Manager
Scott Walker, singer, songwriter
Roger Troutman, singer, songwriter
Greg Dulli, singer, songwriter
Leroy Bonner, musician
Greg Webster, musician
Greg Stokes, Professional Basketball Player
Kevin Grevey, Professional Basketball Player
Brandon Lampley, College Basketball Player
Mark Lewis, Professional Baseball Player
Joe Nuxhall, Professional Baseball Player
Aaron Cook, Professional Baseball Player
Marty Brennaman, Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Radio Broadcaster
Charles Richter, seismologist and creator of the Richter scale
Ray Combs, comedian and second host of Family Feud Gameshow
William Dean Howells, Author
Robert McCloskey, Author
Nan Phelps (1904-1990), American Folk Artist
Sean Holbrook, Cincinnati Politician
Mark Peck, New Zealand Member of Parliament
Mike Mehas, musician, musical director of Mike Mehas Orchestra
Rob Ervin, singer-songwriter, radio host, and published short-story author
John Cleves Symmes, Jr., soldier, philosopher
Steve Vaughn, Award Winning Radio Broadcaster
Patricia Schroeder, Former member of congress and presidential candidate
Steve Morse, guitarist of Dixie Dregs and Deep Purple
Franklin Howard Scobey, Founder of the Sigma Chi Fraternity
Susan Vaughn, contestant on CBS Television's "The Amazing Race 7"
J "the Rod" Dawg, Porn star

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