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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+
Hamilton is a town in Illinois with a population of 2,875. Hamilton is in Hancock County. Living in Hamilton offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Hamilton and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Hamilton are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$102,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$627
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Hamilton 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Hamilton

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,405
National
$55,322
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Hamilton Reviews

2 reviews
I am 38 years old. I have been here 3 1/2 years. I was born and raised in Houston, TX. Hamilton is a tiny town of 2000 people. I love the slow pace, how everyone knows and looks out for everyone else, and people are very friendly. It's a very family oriented place, which is great. The seasons are beautiful. My one and only comlaint is the distance (at least 45 minutes) I have to drive to really do anything, and 3 hours away from an airport. Overall I think the quaint charm of this place definitely makes up for the drawbacks of living so far from all the amenities I was a custom to the first 34 years of my life.
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This town offers a great safe place to raise a family. It has a warm All-American hometown feel. There is a slower pace and things definitely close at night.