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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Hamilton is a town in Montana with a population of 4,539. Hamilton is in Ravalli County. Living in Hamilton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Hamilton there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Hamilton and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Hamilton are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$165,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$707
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    322
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    107
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    537
    500
  • Theft
    3,284
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    107
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,845
National
$55,322
Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Hamilton is a quaint little mountain town with a slightly upscale feel to it as well. There is plenty of outdoors activities to participate in, including kayaking, fishing, hiking, camping, swimming, hunting, and going for long windy mountain road drives. The town has a diverse offering of restaurants with minimal chains so there is always something different in store.
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I've lived and worked in Hamilton for about 5 years now. I love how close outdoor recreation is. There are many beautiful trails within 30 min. of town. Downsides, this is a smaller, older-aged community, so shops tend to close earlier than expected, and town is mostly closed on Sundays. Not something one would have a problem with in more populated areas.
Hamilton is situated in the Bitterroot Valley. You have the Bitterroot Mountains to the West and the Saphire Mountains to the East. The area is chock full of outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, skiing, snowmobiling and more.