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A+ Hamilton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Hamilton Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than Ohio
Hamilton
8812% less expensive than the US average
Ohio
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Hamilton cost of living
F Hamilton Crime Total crime is 73% higher than Ohio
Total crime
4,70371% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2271% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-21%Year over year crime is down
Hamilton crime
F Hamilton Employment Household income is 20% lower than Ohio
Median household income
$40,40127% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,11326% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%26% higher than the US average
Hamilton employment
D Hamilton Housing Home value is 24% lower than Ohio
Median home value
$99,90046% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$74921% lower than the US average
Home ownership
56%12% lower than the US average
Hamilton real estate or Hamilton rentals
A- Hamilton Schools HS graduation rate is 9% lower than Ohio
High school grad. rates
78%6% lower than the US average
School test scores
68%39% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:17% higher than the US average
Hamilton K-12 schools or Hamilton colleges

Living in Hamilton, OH

Hamilton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. The city has a population of 62,259 people. At 85%, the majority of the Hamilton population is White; this is followed by 10% Black and 1% Asian. Long travel times to work can be one of the most frustrating things in the world - right behind housework! If you decide that living in Hamilton is the right fit for you, your one way commute time will average 25 minutes, which is about average when compared to the national commute time of 26 minutes.

Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Hamilton could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Ohio if you know where to look. Finding the best places to live in Hamilton and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, education and other important metrics.

With a livability score of 72/100, Hamilton is ranked #8,486 in the United States and #648 in Ohio. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Hamilton has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), cost of living (B+) and education (A-). The bad news for Hamilton, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F), employment (F) and housing (D).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Hamilton, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Hamilton: Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, Hanover Winery, and New Linden Lanes Family Entertainment Center.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Hamilton have a test score average of 68%, which is well above the US average.

Hamilton real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Hamilton. The median home price for Hamilton homes is $99,900, which is 24.3% lower than the Ohio average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Hamilton, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 3.8% lower than the Ohio average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Hamilton will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Hamilton, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 8.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.4%.

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Compare Hamilton, OH Livability To Other Cities

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Experience the Renaissance

Attractions8/10
Community10/10
Nightlife7/10
Dining7/10
Shopping10/10
Over the last 3 years there has been a ton of activity in Hamilton. It seems like every time I visit downtown something new is there to see or do. The music at RiversEdge each summer is great and they just started working on the park's expansion. Public art is abundant in the form of sculptures, art galleries, and now murals. Any direction you go you can find unique shops, restaurants, and bars. If you have never been before I recommend stoping by during one of the local events like Alive After 5, the summer concerts, or during one of the large festivals like Operation Pumpkin and Icefest.
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Hamilton, Ohio - Little Known, But Worth The Trip

Attractions10/10
Community9/10
Nightlife3/10
Dining3/10
Shopping5/10
I have always like to visit off beat and little known towns and cities in America. We went to Hamilton, Ohio two years ago to see if there was anything exciting that we could experience. It wasn't very far from our home and our trip was not very well planned out. The trip to Hamilton did not prove to be a disappointment even from arrival. We were told by local residents that a fun place to go was the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park. We expected to see only a few sculptures but we were soon proved wrong. The art was fantastic there were acient egyptian and greek sculptures throughout the park. The great part was that the art was very creative and interesting.

Later that same night we went to The Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre and saw a quality production with local community actors. After the show we enjoyed a wonderfully quiet dinner downtown and retired to our hotel room. The next morning we had the chance to do some basic sight seeing in Hamilton and some souvenier shopping downtown. We bought postcards and tee shirts and got ready for our trip home. We only stayed for one night but the activities that we did take part in were very fulfilling.
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Source: The Hamilton, OH data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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