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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

Year

2010 Census

2000 Census

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:

1 AM: KCLW

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 Labor Day Weekend, 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

C&F Steel

Steel fabrication

53

Circle T Arena

Rodeo/Restaurant/Retail

30

David's Supermarket

Grocery

36

Dove Hill Care Center and Villas

Nursing Home

75

Hamilton County Electric Coop

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