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Overview

Introduction to Hamtramck, Michigan

Hamtramck, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 4 miles N of Detroit, Michigan. The city is in the Detroit area.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,985
Male Share of the Population50.7%
Female Share of the Population49.3%
Senior Citizens7.8%
Employed Population 16+6,419
Age of the Population28

Families

% of people married45%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.6%
Median Earnings25+$21,357
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,453
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,963

Wealth

Median Family Income$26,366
% Above Poverty Level50.3%
% Below Poverty Level49.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation4.8%

Housing

People Living Alone26.9%
Median Gross Rent$649
Median House Value$47,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.8%
Arab23.2%
Polish8.5%
German2.5%
Ukrainian2%
Irish1.9%
Albanian1%
Italian0.9%
French Except Basque0.6%
English0.5%
Russian0.5%
African0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Scottish0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Austrian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Basque0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Greek0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
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Hamtramck Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes48212, 48211
Phone Area Codes313
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.39
Approximate Longitude-83.05

Hamtramck Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationDEARBORN
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip33.5 inches
StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance18.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Center Line8,313$49,350
Detroit683,443$31,621
Grosse Pointe Park11,276$131,458
Hazel Park16,587$44,039
Highland Park10,978$23,281
Warren135,069$51,976

Hamtramck Public Libraries

Hamtramck Public Library
2360 CANIFF AVENUE
Hamtramck, Michigan
(313) 733-6821

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Hamtramck Public Schools

Academy Of International Studies
3056 Hanley St
ZIP: 48212
(313) 347-0026
Primary
Total Enrollment 159
Bridge Academy - Elementary
9600 Buffalo St
ZIP: 48212
(313) 462-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 453
Caniff Liberty Academy
2650 Caniff Street
ZIP: 48212
(248) 327-7673
Primary
Total Enrollment 344
Commonwealth Community Development Academy
13477 Eureka St
ZIP: 48212
(313) 366-9470
Primary
Total Enrollment 184
Dickinson East Elementary School
3385 Norwalk St
ZIP: 48212
(313) 873-9437
Primary
Total Enrollment 652
Dickinson West Elementary School
2333 Burger St
ZIP: 48212
(313) 365-5861
Primary
Total Enrollment 366
Early Childhood Elementary School
11680 Mcdougall St
ZIP: 48212
(313) 891-3200
Primary
Total Enrollment 175
Frontier International Academy
13322 Conant St
ZIP: 48212
(313) 462-6300
Other
Total Enrollment 495
Hamtramck Academy
11420 Conant St
ZIP: 48212
(313) 368-7312
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Hamtramck High School
11410 Charest St
ZIP: 48212
(313) 892-7505
High
Total Enrollment 914
Hanley International Academy
2400 Denton St
ZIP: 48212
(313) 875-8888
Primary
Total Enrollment 607
Holbrook School
2361 Alice St
ZIP: 48212
(313) 872-3203
Primary
Total Enrollment 260
Horizon Alternative Education
3225 Caniff St
ZIP: 48212
(313) 893-2355
High
Total Enrollment 112
Kosciuszko School
2333 Burger St
ZIP: 48212
(313) 365-4625
Middle
Total Enrollment 321
Oakland International Academy - High School
2622 Florian St
ZIP: 48212
(313) 285-8990
High
Total Enrollment 267
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