Hamilton, a small town in Montana, has a population of slightly less than 5,000. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (27%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults feature less prominently in the demographics. Overall, the town's population, with an average age of just over 45, is older than most cities in Montana. By a small 54%-46% margin, renters slightly outnumber homeowners in Hamilton. At $801 per month, the average rent is roughly the same as the state average.
With an average commute time of about 16 minutes, shorter than most cities in Montana, Hamilton residents are well aware that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving a car or truck is the typical mode of getting to work, selected by 36% of commuters, while public transit isn't used widely. Few residents (4%) commute to work on foot, though the number does exceed the national average.
Hamilton has a relatively large percentage of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 9% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Further, 13% have a Bachelor's degree. There are three primary industries in Hamilton: retail, healthcare, and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 22% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's residents work in sales, as 6% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Hamilton workers bring in an average annual income of about $40,000, less than the average Montana resident. Hamilton's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).
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