Hamilton County, Texas


Hamilton County – History, Demography, Government and Others

Hamilton County, Texas

History of Hamilton County

Hamilton was named the county seat at the time Hamilton was the seat of county when created at the end of the year 1858 which was then named just like the county, after South Carolina governor James Hamilton. Hamilton was first established as a post office in 1861 and by 1873, the population was 200. It was the Civil War and Indian attacks that continued up to 1876, slowed down the expansion of Hamilton.


In in the Census of 2000 there were 8,229 residents in the county, with 3,374 households and 2,324 families living within the county. The density of the population of 10 persons per sq mile (4 per km 2). The housing unit count was 4,455, with the average of 5 people per sq mile (2 per km 2). The racial composition for the entire county was 93.81 percent White, 0.15% (12) Black or African American, 0.44% (36) Native American, 0.15 percent (12) Asian, 0.05 percent (4) Pacific Islander, 4.36 percentage of other races and 1.05 percent of at least two races. 7.41 percent of the residents comprised Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In total, there were 374 families from which 27.40 percent had children younger than 18 years old living in them, 58.20 percent comprised couple who were married who lived together. 7.70 the percentage had one female in their household without a husband present as well as 31.10 percent were not families. 28.40 percent of all households were comprised of only one person with no spouses, and 17.40 percent of households had a person living in a home that was aged 65 or older. or older. The median household size is 2.37 as well as the typical size of the family was 2.89. According to the census in 2010 there were around 2.9 same-sex couples per household throughout the town.

The county’s inhabitants were spread out across the county, with 23.80 percent of the population younger than 18 years old, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64 from 45 to 64, and 23.60 percent that were 65 years old or more. old or older. In the median, there was 43. In 100 females, there are 93.50 males. In 100 women 18 and above they had 87.10 males.

The median annual income for a household within the County was $31,150 and the median for an entire family was $39,494. Males earned a median of $26,703 as opposed to 20 192 dollars for women. The per-capita earnings in the County was $15,800. Around 10.60 percent of households and 14.20 percent of the population lived less than the poverty limit that includes 21.20 percent of people aged 18 or less and 13.80 percent of those aged 65 and over.


Total Population: 371,662

Density: 620/sq mi

Hamilton County Government

Government Official Website: https://www.co.hamilton.tx.us/

Hamilton County, Texas – Cities

  1. Cranfills Gap (mostly in Bosque County)
  2. Hamilton (county seat)
  3. Hico

Hamilton County, Texas – Towns

  1. Evant (partly in Coryell County)

Hamilton County, Texas – Unincorporated communities

  • Carlton
  • Fairy
  • Indian Gap
  • Jonesboro (partly in Coryell County)
  • Ohio
  • Pottsville
  • Shive
  • Sunshine

Adjacent Counties

Photos of Significant Location and Monuments

Hamilton County Historical Museum
Hamilton County Historical Museum

Hamilton County school


Hamilton County school

School Districts

  • Hico Independent School District

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William Richmond
William Richmond
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