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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

City of Hamilton, Hamilton County, State of Texas, located at the intersection of US 281 and SH36--70 miles west of Waco, 100 miles northwest of Austin, 110 miles southwest of Dallas/Ft. Worth

POPULATION

Census Year 2010 2000 1990
City 3,095 2,977 2,937
County 8,517 8,229 7,733

INCENTIVES

Tax Abatement: Yes
Enterprise Zone: No
Industrial Foundation: Yes
Foreign Trade Zone: No
Reinvestment Zone: Yes
Freeport Exemption: No
Other: Hamilton Economic Development Corporation

TRANSPORTATION

AIR SERVICE
Nearest Airport: Hamilton
Runway Length: 5,000 ft.
Runway Surface: Paved
Lighted: Yes
Fuel: Yes: aircraft repair on site
Instrumental Landing System: Yes/Automated Weather
Airports Within 1 Hour Drive
   Regional: Waco, Killeen, Lampasas, Mc Gregor
   Municipal: Hamilton, Gatesville, Stephenville

FREIGHT CARRIERS
Central Freight
Federal Express
RPS
United Parcel Service
DHL/Airborne

TAXATION

Tax Rate (per $100 Assessed Value) Oct. 2011
Hamilton County: $0.5579
Hamilton, City: $0.4748
Hamilton ISD: $1.21
Special District: (Hospital) $0.1607

TOTAL:

$2.4034

Municipal Sales Tax:
State Sales Tax: 6 ¼¢
Econ. Dev. Sales Tax: ½¢
Other Sales Taxes: County ½¢

WAGE DATA

Occupational Title Hourly Mean Wage (May, 2010)
   
Production Classifications:
Electrician 18.56
Janitor, any industry 10.39
Laborer, General 11.37
Machinist/Related Occup. 18.90
Maintenance, General 10.04
Mechanic (Maintenance) 15.98
Sewing Machine (Garment) 8.57
Sheet Metal Worker 14.10
Truck Driver, Lt., any ind. 13.63
Welder, Production 20.47
 
Office, Clerical and Technical
Accountant/Auditor 23.10
Computer Operator 17.19
Computer Programmer 33.40
Customer Service Rep. 11.86
Electronic Technician 21.97
General Office Clerk 12.17
Key Data Entry Oper. 11.25
Secretarial 12.38
Shipping & Rec. Clerk 13.83
 
Unemployment Rate: 5.4 (2011)

GOVERNMENT, CITY

Type: General A
Number on Council: 5 and Mayor
Municipal Police: 0 (Law Enforcement provided by Hamilton County Sheriff)
Paid Firemen: 0
Volunteer Firemen: 20
City Zoning Board: Yes
Master Plan: Yes

UTILITIES

ELECTRIC POWER: transmitted by Texas New Mexico Power
Transmission Voltage: 69KV  138KV  345KV
Service Voltage: 120/208 0/240  240/480  277/480
   
NATURAL GAS: ATMOS Energy
   
TELEPHONE: Embarq 800/788-3500
Digital: Yes
Analog: No
Electromechanical: No
Make and Model: AT&T 5 ESS
Software Level: Latest version
Fiber Optics: Yes
Switched 56 KBPS: Yes
High Capacity Digital (T-1): Yes
Digital Data Service: Yes
911: Yes
Other Network Services: ISDN DS3 available on request
   
WATER SUPPLIER: Upper Leon River Municipal Water District
Source: Lake Proctor
Max. System Capacity (daily): 2,700,000 gallons
Max. Daily Use To Date: 1,000,000 gallons
Storage Capacity: 2,700,000 gallons
Size of Mains: 6 to 8 inches
System Looped: Yes
Projects Under Construction: 1
   
SEWER SYSTEM:  
Type Treatment Plant: Activated Sludge
Maximum Capacity: 620,000 gallons
Maximum Daily Use To Date: 330,000 gallons
Projects Under Construction: 0

EDUCATION

Hamilton ISD (rated Recognized)
Public School Budget: (2013) $ 7,861,556  
     
  Schools Enrollment
Elementary: 1 364
Jr. High: 1 169
High Schools: 1 224
Special Education (Hamilton ISD):   120
Special Education Cooperative (8 ISDs):   305
Head Start:   20
 
AREA UNIVERSITIES/COLLEGES:
Central Texas College, Hamilton 5 Classes 83 Students
Baylor University, Waco
Tarleton State University, Stephenville
Temple College, Temple
Howard Payne University, Brownwood
Hardin Simmons University, Abilene
Mary Hardin Baylor University, Belton
McClellan Community College, Waco
Hill College, Hillsboro
Texas State Technical College, Waco
   
State Industrial Job Training: Yes
Vocational Program: Yes

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

HEALTH CARE  
Total Hospital Beds in City: 50
Total Doctors (medical) in City: 10 + 35 consulting specialists
   
MEDIA  
Newspapers: 1 weekly: Hamilton Herald-News
Radio Station:  
TV Stations/TV Cable/Satellite: Area/Yes/Yes
Internet Provider/Wireless Access: Yes/Yes: Hometown Computing, Inc.

CHURCHES

Apostolic, Assembly of God, Baptist, Bible, Catholic, Church of Christ, Episcopal, Full Gospel, Interdenominational, Jehovah's Witnesses, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian

RECREATION  
Parks: 3
Area Lakes: 1
Country Clubs: 1
Health Centers: 1
Public Golf Courses: 1
Movie Theaters/Civic Theatre: 0/1
Tennis Courts: 4
Bed & Breakfast Facilities: 2
Guest Houses: 3
Hotel & Motel Rooms: 65
Public Library/Genealogy Library: 1/1
Other: Hunting Lease List at Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
  Hamilton County Museum at Historic Jail
  Hamilton County Courthouse, historically restored

AREA ATTRACTIONS:

Dove Festival on Last Weekend in October, Christmas on the Square/Tour of Homes/Fireworks in the Park, Historic County Courthouse, Shops/Businesses on the Square, Historic Homes, Dove, Quail, Turkey, Deer Hunting, Perry Country Club Golf Tournaments, Civic Theatre Live Performances, Genealogy Library, Pecan Creek Park and Sports Complex, Billy the Kid Museum, Circle T Roping Arena, Antique Tractor Show, Spring Fling, Veteran's Day Anvil Shoot

CLIMATE  
Annual Average Temperature: 65 F
Montly Average High Temperature: 94 F (July)
Monthly Average Low Temperature: 45 F (Jan.)
Annual Average Precipitation: 31.87"
Annual Average Snowfall: 0
Elevation: 1299' MSL
 
FINANCE
First State Bank of Central Texas
Mills County State Bank - Hamilton Banking Center
Extraco Banks

MAJOR AREA EMPLOYERS

EMPLOYER INDUSTRY EMPLOYEES
Alexander Moulding Mill Wood moldings 32
Bottlinger Grain Fertilizer/feeds 25
Brookshire Brother's Supermarket Grocery 36
C&F Steel Steel fabrication 53
Circle T Arena Rodeo/Restaurant/Retail 30
Dove Hill Care Center and Villas Nursing Home 75
Hamilton County Electric Co-Op Electric utility 45
Forest Oaks Care Center Nursing home 25
Hamilton General Hospital Medical care 266
Hamilton ISD Public school 130
Hamilton Health Care Center Nursing home 45
Hometown Computing Computer Services 25
Lawson Implement Company Agriculture equipment 16
Pederson Natural Farms, Inc. Pork processing 50
Riley-Gardner Monuments Stone finishing 24
Used Tractor Parts Large Equipment 15
Watson's Ranch and Farm Supply Fertilizer/feeds/hardware 20