Lake Hamilton, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Hamilton, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Lake Hamilton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Polk County at latitude 28.0492 and longitude -81.6268. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 148 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Lake Hamilton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lake Hamilton, Florida.

The P1 Census Class Code for Lake Hamilton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Lake Hamilton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.98 sq. miles.

Town of Lake Hamilton, FL Boundary Map


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Lake Hamilton, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,270
Population in Households 1,267
Population in Familes 1,070
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 405
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 480
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 354
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 601 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 386 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $74,738
Average Home Value $87,855


Median Household Income $42,725
Average Household Income $53,528
Per Capita Income $21,070
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.74% 0.91%
Households 0.65% 0.86%
Families 1.02% 0.72%
Median Household Income   4.37%
Per Capita Income   2.67%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lake Hamilton, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Hamilton to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 716 22nd
Population Density1 # 745 19th
Diversity Index2 # 228 75th
Median Household Income # 459 50th
Per Capita Income # 551 40th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.