Hamilton is a city in and the county seat of Marion County, Alabama. It is situated at an elevation of 488 feet, and it has a total land area of 36.1 square miles. The community was settled in the 1880s.
Manufacturing, public administration and retail trade are the major economic activities here. Public schooling is administered by Marion County School District. It comprises one elementary, one middle, one high and one alternative school. The local airport is the Marion County-Rankin Fite Airport. Town and Country Plaza Shopping Center is the main shopping center. The city also has two industrial parks. Marion Regional Medical Center is located on Military Street South. The cost of living here is 18.50% lower than the country average, making living here significantly cheaper.
The town gets 52 inches of rain annually. The number of days in a year with measurable precipitation is 103. Snowfall is about 3 inches annually.