Lake Hamilton, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Hamilton, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Lake Hamilton had a population of 1,317 as of July 1, 2016. Lake Hamilton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Hamilton is located at latitude 28.0492 and longitude -81.6268 in Polk County. 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. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 148 feet.

The Town of Lake Hamilton (GNIS ID: 2405972) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Lake Hamilton is located within Haines City CCD of Polk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Hamilton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lake Hamilton, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,317
Population in Households 1,314
Population in Familes 1,109
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 420
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 495
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 364
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 617 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 395 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $99,464
Average Home Value $139,494


Median Household Income $45,081
Average Household Income $53,178
Per Capita Income $20,983
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.09% 1.2%
Households 0.94% 1.11%
Families 1.14% 1.02%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 713 23rd
Population Density1 # 740 20th
Diversity Index2 # 217 76th
Median Household Income # 458 50th
Per Capita Income # 628 32nd

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