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Hamilton, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Hamilton had a population of 4,048 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Hamilton is located at latitude 42.8322 and longitude -75.5524 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Hamilton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,122 feet.

The Village of Hamilton (GNIS ID: 2390877) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Hamilton is located within Town of Hamilton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hamilton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hamilton: Da-ude-no-sa-gwa-nose, Paynesville.

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Hamilton, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,048
Population in Households 2,273
Population in Familes 1,097
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,775
Population Density1 1,647
Diversity Index2 36


Median Household Income $70,000
Average Household Income $96,292
Per Capita Income $30,354


Total Housing Units 1,030 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 452 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 490 (47.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $217,500
Average Home Value $243,473


Total Households 942
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 359
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.55% -0.08%
Households -0.08% -0.28%
Families 0.1% -0.45%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

Hamilton, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hamilton to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 403 66th
Population Density # 499 58th
Diversity Index # 396 67th
Median Household Income # 505 58th
Per Capita Income # 685 43rd

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