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Hamilton, Kansas
Water Tower (2016)
Water Tower (2016)
Location within Greenwood County and Kansas
Location within Greenwood County and Kansas
KDOT map of Greenwood County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Greenwood
Founded 1879
Incorporated 1903
Named for Alexander Hamilton
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
Area
 • Total 0.31 sq mi (0.81 km2)
 • Land 0.31 sq mi (0.81 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,099 ft (335 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 268
 • Estimate 
(2019)
242
 • Density 775.64/sq mi (299.10/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66853
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-29675
GNIS ID 474437

Hamilton is a city in Greenwood County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 268.

History

Hamilton was founded about 1879. The city was named in honor of Alexander Hamilton, first Secretary of the Treasury.

Hamilton was a station and shipping point on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.

Geography

Hamilton is located at 37°58′52″N 96°9′45″W / 37.98111°N 96.16250°W / 37.98111; -96.16250 (37.981244, -96.162605). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2), all of it land.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hamilton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 206
1910 325
1920 398 22.5%
1930 549 37.9%
1940 519 −5.5%
1950 456 −12.1%
1960 400 −12.3%
1970 349 −12.7%
1980 363 4.0%
1990 301 −17.1%
2000 334 11.0%
2010 268 −19.8%
2019 (est.) 242 −9.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 268 people, 117 households, and 72 families residing in the city. The population density was 864.5 inhabitants per square mile (333.8/km2). There were 161 housing units at an average density of 519.4 per square mile (200.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.4% White, 2.6% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 117 households, of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 11.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.5% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 40.3 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.4% were from 25 to 44; 29.5% were from 45 to 64; and 15.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

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