Hamtramck, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hamtramck, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Hamtramck had a population of 23,102 as of July 1, 2017. Hamtramck ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hamtramck is located at latitude 42.3954 and longitude -83.056 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hamtramck (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 630 feet.

The City of Hamtramck (GNIS ID: 1626427) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

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Hamtramck, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 23,102
Daytime Population: Workers 4,424
Daytime Population: Residents 15,457
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,881
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 22,531
Population in Familes 18,799
Population in Group Qrtrs 571
Population Density2 11,076
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $27,092
Average Household Income $37,323
Per Capita Income $11,846


Total Housing Units 8,711 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,306 (38.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,820 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,585 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $56,227
Average Home Value $68,194


Total Households 7,126
Average Household Size 3.16
Family Households 4,580
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.41% -0.07%
Households 0.12% -0.16%
Families -0.1% -0.3%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

Hamtramck, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hamtramck to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan 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 # 53 92nd
Population Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 11 99th
Median Household Income # 681 2nd
Per Capita Income # 690 0th

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