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Population
Change fm 2010
Area (sq.mi.)
Land area(sq.mi.)
Altitude (ft.)
Rainfall (in.)
Jan. avg. min.
July avg. max.
Civilian labor
Unemployed
Wages
Per Capita Inc.
Prop. Value
Retail Sales

8,422
– 1.1
836.4
835.9
860–1,660
35.28
30.8
94.0
3,577
3.7
$22,795,060
$55,320
$1,809,593,566
$68,800,265

map of Hamilton County
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Physical Features: Hilly north central county broken by scenic valleys; loam soils.

Economy: Varied manufacturing, agribusiness, hunting leases, tourism.

locator map for Hamilton County

History: Waco and Tawakoni Indian area. Anglo-American settlers arrived in the mid-1850s. County created and organized in 1858, from Bosque, Comanche, Lampasas counties; named for South Carolina Gov. James Hamilton, who aided the Texas Revolution and Republic.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 84.6; Black, 1.1; Hispanic, 12.6; Asian, 0.8; Other, 2.0; Two or more races, 1.1.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 84; deaths, 154; marriages, 37; divorces, 40.

Recreation: Deer, quail, duck hunting; Linear Pecan Creek park in Hamilton; Hamilton dove festival in October.

Minerals: Natural gas.

Agriculture: Beef, milk, hay. Market value $55.8 million. Hunting leases important.

HAMILTON (3,055) county seat; medical services, farming, varied manufacturing; hospital; museum, historical homes, winery, 4-acre rodeo arena.

Hico (1,335) tourism, agriculture, varied manufacturing; antiques shops, Billy the Kid museum; steak cookoff in May.

Other towns include: Carlton (75), Evant (408, partly in Coryell County), Jonesboro (125, partly in Coryell County); Pottsville (105).

St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aleman

St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aleman dates from 1886. Photo by Robert Plocheck.