Introduction to Hamtramck, Michigan

Hamtramck, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 4 miles N of Detroit, Michigan. The city is in the Detroit area. There are 22,976 residents in Hamtramck.

Hamtramck History

German farmers were the original inhabitants of the area now known as Hamtramck. The Dodge Brothers plant, which opened in 1914, brought in a large number of Polish immigrants. The community was named in honor of Col. John Francis Hamtramck, a Revolutionary War hero. In 1796, after the British troops evacuated the area, Francis Hamtramck took possession of it. By 1798, Hamtramck was an organized township. It was established as a village in the year 1901, and in 1922, Hamtramck was reincorporated as a city.

Hamtramck and nearby Attractions

  • Fox Theater Building
  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Children's Museum
  • Detroit Historical Museum
  • Betholem Cemetery
  • All Star Amusement

Things To Do In Hamtramck

To spend a fun day out with family and friends, one can go to the Children's Museum and the Detroit Zoo. The All Star Amusement is a theme and amusement park which offers recreational opportunities to be enjoyed by both adults and children.

Hamtramck Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Detroit City Airport.

Hamtramck Higher Education

Macomb Community College, the Lawrence Technological University, the Wayne State University, and the Marygrove College offer higher educational opportunities to residents of Hamtramck.


Total Population 22,256
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 7.7%
Employed Population 16+ 6,341
Age of the Population 28


% of people married 45.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.2%
Median Earnings25+ $21,182
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,277
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,800


Median Family Income $28,396
% Above Poverty Level 51.5%
% Below Poverty Level 48.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 2.7%


People Living Alone 25.2%
Median Gross Rent $629
Median House Value $39,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.1%
US/American 0%
English 0.6%
Irish 2%

Hamtramck Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 4 miles N of Detroit, Michigan
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 48211, 48212
Phone Area Codes 313
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.392
Longitude -83.049

Hamtramck Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Center Line 8,279 $45,263
Detroit 695,437 $31,566
Grosse Pointe Park 11,412 $125,038
Hazel Park 16,532 $39,513
Highland Park 10,951 $25,589

Hamtramck Public Libraries

Hamtramck Public Library
Hamtramck, Michigan
(313) 365-7050

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Student/teacher ratio: 18

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