Hamtramck, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Hamtramck, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Hamtramck had a population of 23,394 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Hamtramck, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 23,394
Population in Households 22,823
Population in Familes 18,905
Population in Group Qrtrs 571
Population Density2 11,216
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $28,085
Average Household Income $38,850
Per Capita Income $12,286


Total Housing Units 8,711 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,165 (36.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,035 (46.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,511 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $59,652
Average Home Value $70,893


Total Households 7,200
Average Household Size 3.17
Family Households 4,621
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.52% 0.04%
Households 0.23% -0.02%
Families 0.02% -0.15%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

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, 2018 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 # 679 2nd
Per Capita Income # 689 1st

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