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Depot in Hamlet, circa 1910
Location of Hamlet in Starke County, Indiana.
|• Total||0.97 sq mi (2.53 km2)|
|• Land||0.96 sq mi (2.50 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||705 ft (215 m)|
|• Density||801.04/sq mi (309.21/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||574 and 219|
|GNIS feature ID||435652|
Hamlet was named after John Hamlet, who established the town in 1863. The Hamlet post office has been in operation since 1864.
Hamlet is now bypassed by highway US 30, about a half mile to the north. It is about 2 mi (3.2 km) east of highway US 35. The Conrail line between Chicago and Fort Wayne runs through the town.
According to the 2010 census, Hamlet has a total area of 0.98 square miles (2.54 km2), of which 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2) (or 98.98%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) (or 1.02%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 800 people, 299 households, and 225 families living in the town. The population density was 824.7 inhabitants per square mile (318.4/km2). There were 332 housing units at an average density of 342.3 per square mile (132.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.6% White, 1.0% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.
There were 299 households, of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.7% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.01.
The median age in the town was 35 years. 27.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.1% were from 25 to 44; 23.6% were from 45 to 64; and 12.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.
Hamlet has a public library, a branch of the Starke County Public Library System.
In Spanish: Hamlet (Indiana) para niños
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