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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Hamilton County is located in Tennessee with a population of 354,589. Hamilton County is one of the best places to live in Tennessee. Living in Hamilton County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hamilton County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Hamilton County and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$166,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$795
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Hamilton County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    660.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    56.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    145.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    755.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,706.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    609.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Hamilton County

Hamilton County Reviews

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Hamilton County is a wonderful place to visit and settle down in. It is affordable and is a safe place to live. The people of Hamilton County love to be helpful and are very nice. I recommend visiting because there are many things you and your family can do. Our public schools could still use some work, but they are working on making them better.
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Hamilton County is overall an amazing place to be; however, the school district sucks. Hamilton County School District is very greedy with delays and "no school" days. They only became very serious about it when students, parents, as well as teachers almost got snowed in at schools in 2013, because they did not want to let us out early.
Although the population keeps growing steadily, it's a wonderful town over all. It's quite small and everything you need is here (aside from the pet store that I love the most!). Crime is on the rise here, but crime is on the rise just about everywhere. The people are friendly and always have a smile waiting for you! All of these wonderful things make the not-so-wonderful things easier to deal with!