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Hamlin, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Hamlin had a population of 1,100 as of July 1, 2017. Hamlin ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hamlin is located at latitude 38.2764 and longitude -82.1029 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Hamlin (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 653 feet.

The Town of Hamlin (GNIS ID: 2390227) 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.

The Town of Hamlin is located within Carroll District (historical), a minor civil division (MCD) of Lincoln County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hamlin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hamlin: Hamline Church.

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Hamlin, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,100
Daytime Population: Workers 1,115
Daytime Population: Residents 685
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,800
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.64
Population in Households 1,084
Population in Familes 871
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 1,842
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $29,378
Average Household Income $50,332
Per Capita Income $21,031


Total Housing Units 529 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 266 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 178 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $77,632
Average Home Value $96,992


Total Households 444
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 292
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.52% -0.51%
Households -0.69% -0.59%
Families -0.87% -0.77%
Median Household Income   0.59%
Per Capita Income   1.73%

Hamlin, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hamlin to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 140 66th
Population Density # 62 85th
Diversity Index # 254 36th
Median Household Income # 360 11th
Per Capita Income # 235 42nd

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