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Hamilton, Ohio

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Hamilton is a city located in Butler County, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 60,690. It is the county seat of Butler CountyTemplate:GR. Hamilton was laid out as Fairfield in 1794, but took the name of Fort Hamilton, the army post established there by General Arthur St. Clair and named for Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. From there, St. Clair and General Richard Butler, namesake of the county, marched north in 1791 to fight Indians. Butler was killed in the expedition. The 'father of Hamilton' and a leading statesman was James McBride. It was first incorporated by act of the Ohio General Assembly in 1810, but lost its status in 1815 for failure to hold elections. It was reincorporated in 1827 with Rossville, the community across the Great Miami River in St. Clair Township but the two places severed their connection in 1831 only to be rejoined in 1854. It became a city in 1857. On March 14, 1867, Hamilton withdrew from the townships of Fairfield and St. Clair to form a paper township.

The city's mayor is Don Ryan. Most of the city is in the Hamilton City School District, which has been named the number urban school district in Ohio and its superintendent, Janet Baker, has been named Ohio's superintendent of the year.

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Geography

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Location of Hamilton, Ohio

Hamilton is located at 39°23'45" North, 84°33'54" West (39.395806, -84.564920)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 57.2 km² (22.1 mi²). 56.0 km² (21.6 mi²) of it is land and 1.2 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.13% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 60,690 people, 24,188 households, and 15,867 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,084.3/km² (2,808.2/mi²). There are 25,913 housing units at an average density of 463.0/km² (1,199.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 88.94% White, 7.55% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.46% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. 2.58% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 24,188 households out of which 31.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% are married couples living together, 15.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% are non-families. 29.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 3.02.

In the city the population is spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $35,365, and the median income for a family is $41,936. Males have a median income of $32,646 versus $23,850 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,493. 13.4% of the population and 10.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.1% of those under the age of 18 and 9.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Hamilton is the 13th largest city in Ohio.

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