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Statistics & Facts

The Michigan state capital is Lansing.
The population of Hamtramck is approximately 22,976 (2000), 22423 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 8,033 (2000), 7063 (2010).
The amount of land area in Hamtramck is 5.459 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hamtramck is 2.09 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hamtramck to Washington DC is 409 miles.
The distance to the Michigan state capital is 82 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hamtramck is positioned 42.39 degrees north of the equator and 83.05 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Hamtramck elevation is 627 feet above sea level.
The Hamtramck median home price is $ 49,510.
Hamtramck average annual rainfall is 32 inches per year
Hamtramck average annual snowfall is 39 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is (low) 16, (high) 31 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is (low) 60, (high) 84 degrees F.


in southeastern Michigan. Hamtramck is located completely within the city of Detroit - surrounded on all sides by Detroit.
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seasonal. Here is a weather page for Hamtramck.
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History & History Related Items

Hamtramck was named after a French Revolutionary War hero, Colonel Jean Francois Hamtramck who commanded troups under General Anthony Wayne. His troops took possession of Detroit when the British evacuated.

The city was originally established in 1798 as the township of Hamtramck, in what was then part of the Northwest Territory. The township was organized on 12 April 1827 and a post office opened on 3 October 1828. It was closed in 1836. Finally on 5 April 1899, another post office was opened and named Kraft for the first postmaster. On 15 October 1905, the name was officially changed to Hamtramck. Hamtramck was incorporated as a village in 1901 and as a city in 1921. Although it is completely within the city of Detroit, it remains physically and politically independent from Detroit.

At the time of incorporation, Hamtramck was about 85% Polish. It continues to have a large population of Polish people.
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The founding of Hamtramck

1798 (township), 1901 (village)

The incorporation of Hamtramck

1922 (city)


Take a tour of old Hamtramck

Learn more about Hamtramck at this website.
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Hamtramck City Government

The OfficialCity of Hamtramck website

City of Hamtramck
3401 Evaline Street
Hamtramck, Michigan 48212
Phone: 313-872-9270

Hamtramck has a Mayor/City Council form of government

Hamtramck Chamber

Hamtramck Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 313/875-7877

Hamtramck Organizations

Hamtramck Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 313/875-7877

Hamtramck Schools

Hamtramck City Schools
3201 Roosevelt
Hamtramck, MI 48212
Phone: (313) 872-9270 Hamtramck


The population of Hamtramck was:
1910 - 3,589
1920 - 46,615
1999 - 18,372
2000 - 22,976

The number of households in Hamtramck was:
1990 - 7,908
2000 - 8,033

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