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Lake Hamilton, Arkansas
Location in Garland County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Garland County and the state of Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Garland
 • Total 3.98 sq mi (10.31 km2)
 • Land 2.07 sq mi (5.36 km2)
 • Water 1.91 sq mi (4.95 km2)
449 ft (137 m)
 • Total 2,084
 • Density 1,006.28/sq mi (388.52/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-37930
GNIS feature ID 0058034

Lake Hamilton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Garland County, Arkansas, United States. It is part of the Hot Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,135 at the 2010 census. It is named after Lake Hamilton, one of the area's man-made lakes.


Lake Hamilton is located in southern Garland County at 34°25′41″N 93°5′17″W / 34.42806°N 93.08806°W / 34.42806; -93.08806 (34.428101, -93.088035), on the south side of Lake Hamilton, an impoundment on the Ouachita River. The CDP includes two large islands in the lake as well. The community is bordered to the north, across the lake, by the city of Hot Springs. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.9 km2), of which 1.9 square miles (5.0 km2) is land and 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), or 49.48%, is water.

Arkansas State Highway 7 passes through the community, bridging the lake via the two islands. Highway 7 leads north 7 miles (11 km) to the center of Hot Springs and south 28 miles (45 km) to Arkadelphia.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 2,084
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Lake Hamilton racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 1,639 78.65%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 131 6.29%
Native American 11 0.53%
Asian 40 1.92%
Pacific Islander 3 0.14%
Other/Mixed 131 6.29%
Hispanic or Latino 129 6.19%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,084 people, 962 households, and 704 families residing in the CDP.

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