Community Profile

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
CITY
COUNTY


2010
3095
8510


2008
2979
8258


1990
2937
7733

INCENTIVES


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

24 hour Traffic Count on US 281 at square: average 7,302 vehicles
24 hour Traffic Count on SH 36 at square: average 8,464 vehicles

TRANSPORTATION


AIR SERVICE
Nearest Airport: Hamilton
Runway Length: 4,998 ft.
Runway Surface: Paved
Lighted: Yes
Fuel: Yes
Instrumental Landing System:
Yes/Automated Weather
Airports within 1 Hour Drive:
Regional: Waco, Killeen, Lampasas, McGregor
Municipal: Hamilton, Gatesville, Stephenville

TAXATION


Tax Rate (per $100 Assessed Value) Oct. 2016

Hamilton County:
$0.5405
Hamilton, City: $0.4588 State
Hamilton ISD: $1.18
Special District (Hospital): $0.1607


Municipal Sales Tax:
State Sales Tax:
6 ¼ ¢
Ec. Dev. Sales Tax: ½ ¢
County Sales Tax: ½ ¢

TOTAL: $2.34

GOVERNMENT, CITY

Type: General A
Number on Council: 5 and Mayor
Municipal Police: Yes: Chief, Lieutenant and 5 officers
Paid Firemen: 0
Volunteer Firemen: 20
City Zoning Board: Yes
Master Plan: Yes

UTILITIES

TELEPHONE/TV/INTERNET:
CenturyLink
DIRECTV
Dish

NATURAL GAS:
ATMOS Energy

PROPANE GAS:
Farmer’s Propane
Bert Shrank Propane

SEWER SYSTEM:
Type Treatment Plant: Activated Sludge
Maximum Capacity: 620,000 gallons
Maximum Daily Use to Date: 330,000 gallons
Projects Under Construction: 1


ELECTRIC POWER COMPANIES:
Hamilton County Electric Co-op Assn
Heart of Texas Electric Co-op, Assn: Jonesboro area
Texas New Mexico Power Co.
Investor-owned utility companies only: PowertoChoose.org


WATER SYSTEM
:
Water Supplier: Upper Leon River Municipal Water District
Max. System Capacity (daily): 2,700,000 gallons
Max. Daily Use to Date: 2,000,000 gallons
Storage Capacity: 1,700,000 gallons
Size of Mains: 6-8 inches
System Looped: Yes
Projects Under Construction: 1

EDUCATION

Hamilton ISD (Met Standards)
Public School Budget (2015-2016): $8,227,405
Employee Count : 117

.
Elementary
Junior High
High School
Special Education

SCHOOLS
1
1
1

ENROLLMENT
399
176
212
136 (multi-county)

AREA UNIVERSITIES/COLLEGES:
Central Texas College, Killeen
Baylor University, Waco
Tarleton State University, Stephenville
Temple College, Temple
Howard Payne University, Brownwood
Hardin Simmons University, Abilene
Mary Hardin Baylor University, Belton
McLennan Community College, Waco
Hill College, Hillsboro
Texas State Technical College, Waco

State Industrial Job Training: Yes
Vocational Program: Yes

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

HEALTH CARE: Hamilton Healthcare System, www.hamiltonhospital.org
Total Hospital Beds in City: 49
Total Doctors (medical) in City: 7 + 35 consulting specialists
Family Practice Clinics: Hamilton, Hico, Goldthwaite
Cardio-Pulmonary Re-hab
Fitness Center with machines, therapy pool and activity rooms
Special Care Clinic

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

FINANCE
Extraco Banks
First State Bank of Central Texas
Mills County State Bank—Hamilton Banking Center


CHURCHES
Apostolic, Assembly of God, Baptist, Bible, Catholic, Church of Christ, Episcopal, Full Gospel, Lutheran, Jehovah’s Witness,
Interdenominational, Methodist, Presbyterian

RECREATION
Parks: 3
Area Lakes: 1
Country Clubs: 1
Health Centers: 1
Public Golf Courses: 1
Tennis Courts: 4
Guest Houses: 1
Hotel & Motel Rooms: 100
Public Library/Genealogy Library 1/1
Area Hunting Lease Listings HERE
Hamilton County Museum
Hamilton County Courthouse

AREA ATTRACTIONS
Dove Festival on 4th weekend in October, Christmas on the Square and Lighted Christmas Parade, Historic County Courthouse, Hamilton County Historical Museum, Shops/Businesses on the Square, Historic Homes, Dove, Quail, Turkey, Deer Hunting, Perry Country Club Golf Tournaments, Civic Theatre Live Performances, Genealogy Library, Library Book Sale, Pecan Creek Park and Sports Complex, Billy the Kid Museum, Circle T Roping Arena, Antique Tractor Show, Spring Fling, Veteran’s Day Anvil Shoot, Durty Spur Trail Run, Local Historical Markers

CLIMATE
Annual Average Temperature: 65 F
Monthly Average High Temperature: 94 F (July)
Monthly Average Low Temperature: 45 F (January)
Annual Average Precipitation: 31.87”

MAJOR AREA EMPLOYERS


Bottlinger Grain
Brookshire Bros. Grocery Store
C&F Steel
Circle T Arena
Dove Hill Care Center/Villas
Hamilton County Electric Coop
Hamilton General Hospital Healthcare
Hamilton ISD
K6 Machine Shop
Lawson Implement Company
Pederson’s Natural Farms, Inc.
Riley-Gardner Monuments
Used Tractor Parts
Watson’s Ranch and Farm Supply


Fertilizer/Feeds
Grocery
Steel Fabrication
Rodeo/Restaurant/Retail
Nursing/Retirement
Electric Utility
Medical Care
Public School
Specialized Machine Parts
Agriculture Equipment
Pork Processing
Stone Finishing
Large Equipment
Fertilizer/Feed/Hardware


30
68
45
45
60
50
288
117
35
32
78
33
25
20

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