Hamilton City, California

Hamilton City, California

Hamilton City is a small town located in the Northern Central Valley of California. It has a population of about 2,500 people, making it one of the smallest cities in the state. Geographically, it is situated on the banks of the Sacramento River and is surrounded by rolling hills and agricultural fields. The climate is mild and temperate, with hot summers and cool winters. See topbbacolleges for information about Alameda County, California.

The city was founded in 1868 by pioneers who were attracted to the area by its rich soil and abundance of water. It prospered as an agricultural center for many years until it was incorporated in 1911 as Hamilton City. Since then, it has become an important hub for commerce, agriculture, and industry in the region.

Politically, Hamilton City is part of Colusa County and is represented by a five-member city council that meets monthly to make decisions regarding city services such as public safety, infrastructure improvements, economic development initiatives, parks and recreation programs.

The economy of Hamilton City is largely dependent on agriculture. There are several large farms located within city limits that produce fruits, vegetables, nuts and livestock products for sale both domestically and abroad. In addition to farming activities, there are also several small businesses that provide services such as auto repair shops and restaurants throughout town.

The town has two public schools: Hamilton Elementary School which serves grades K-8th grade; and Hamilton High School which serves grades 9th-12th grade. Both schools offer a variety of educational opportunities including advanced placement courses as well as afterschool programs such as sports teams or clubs dedicated to academic enrichment activities like robotics or chess tournaments.

Hamilton City also boasts several popular landmarks including The Old Mill House Museum which showcases artifacts from Colusa County’s past; The Old Town Cemetery which houses some of the earliest settlers; The Hamilton Canal Trail which offers scenic views along its five mile path; The Historic Courthouse Square which hosts various events throughout the year such as Friday Night Movies in summer months; The Veteran’s Memorial Park where members of our armed forces are honored; And finally Muir Grove Park which features picnic areas with BBQ pits among other amenities like playgrounds or basketball courts for visitors to enjoy year-round .

Population: 1,903
Males: 979 (51.4%), Females: 924 (48.6%)

Glenn County

Zip code: 95951

Median resident age: 27.7 years
Median household income: $33,169
Median house value: $84,800

Races in Hamilton City:

  • Hispanic (80.6%)
  • Other race (56.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (17.3%)
  • Two or more races (3.6%)
  • American Indian (1.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: English (5.0%), German (3.4%), Irish (2.5%), Portuguese (2.1%), United States (1.7%), Italian (1.6%).

Elevation: 150 feet

Land area: 0.3 square miles

Hamilton City, California


Hamilton City is located in Butte County, California and has a population of 974 people as of 2019. It is a rural community located about 15 miles north of Chico. The majority of the population is white (82%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (14%), and other racial groups including African American, Asian, Native American, and Pacific Islander make up the remaining 4%. The median age in Hamilton City is 39 years old with a gender breakdown of 51% female and 49% male. Education levels are slightly below the state average with only 13% having earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income is $49,688 with 25% living below the poverty level. The unemployment rate stands at 8%.

Although small in size, Hamilton City offers an array of activities for residents to enjoy. There are several parks located near town including Nelson Bar Park which offers camping and fishing on the Feather River. Hamilton City also has its own library where residents can access books, movies, and computers with internet access free of charge. Additionally, there are several restaurants in town offering Mexican cuisine as well as other local favorites like burgers and pizza. There are also several small businesses in town such as grocery stores, gas stations, hardware stores and boutiques for shopping needs. Hamilton City also hosts various festivals throughout the year including their annual Peach Festival which brings people from all over to celebrate the harvest season each August.

For population 25 years and over in Hamilton City

  • High school or higher: 39.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 4.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 13.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hamilton City CDP

  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

42.2% Foreign born (42.0% Latin America).


Hospitals/medical centers near Hamilton City:

  • ENLOE MEDICAL CENTER (about 12 miles; CHICO, CA)
  • GLENN MEDICAL CENTER (about 22 miles; WILLOWS, CA)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hamilton City:

  • CHICO MUNI (about 12 miles; CHICO, CA; Abbreviation: CIC)
  • REDDING MUNI (about 56 miles; REDDING, CA; Abbreviation: RDD)
  • BEALE AFB (about 58 miles; MARYSVILLE, CA; Abbreviation: BAB)

Other public-use airports nearest to Hamilton City:

  • HAIGH FIELD (about 9 miles; ORLAND, CA; Abbreviation: O37)
  • RANCHAERO (about 11 miles; CHICO, CA; Abbreviation: O23)
  • CORNING MUNI (about 17 miles; CORNING, CA; Abbreviation: 0O4)

Amtrak stations near Hamilton City:

  • 12 miles: CHICO (W. 5TH & ORANGE STS.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: CORNING (INTERMODAL TML., 1081 SOLANO) – Bus Station

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hamilton City:

  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-CHICO (about 15 miles; CHICO, CA; Full-time enrollment: 14,658)
  • BUTTE COLLEGE (about 32 miles; Oroville, CA; Full-time enrollment: 7,061)
  • YUBA COLLEGE (about 52 miles; MARYSVILLE, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,593)
  • SHASTA COLLEGE (about 70 miles; REDDING, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,251)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-DAVIS (about 85 miles; DAVIS, CA; Full-time enrollment: 24,405)
  • SIERRA COLLEGE (about 85 miles; ROCKLIN, CA; Full-time enrollment: 9,313)
  • AMERICAN RIVER COLLEGE (about 88 miles; SACRAMENTO, CA; Full-time enrollment: 13,984)


Public high schools in Hamilton City:

  • HAMILTON UNION HIGH (Students: 303; Location: HWY. 32 AND CANAL ST.; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BARKLEY (ELLA) HIGH (CONT.) (Students: 27; Location: 300 HWY. 32; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle school in Hamilton City:

  • HAMILTON ELEMENTARY (Students: 441; Location: 277 CAPAY ST.; Grades: KG – 08)