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Hazel Park
Oakland County, Michigan


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Statistics & Facts

The Michigan state capital is Lansing.
The population of Hazel Park is approximately 18,963 (2000), 16422 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 7,285 (2000), 6641 (2010).
The amount of land area in Hazel Park is 7.299 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hazel Park is 2.82 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hazel Park to Washington DC is 414 miles.
The distance to the Michigan state capital is 79 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hazel Park is positioned 42.46 degrees north of the equator and 83.09 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Hazel Park median income is $ 30,669 (1997).
The Hazel Park median home price is $ 54,408 (1997).


in southeast Michigan, near Detroit in the southeast corner of Oakland County. Here is a map page for Hazel Park.
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History & History Related Items

The area was first inhabited by members of the Ottawa Tribe. The first white man to come and settle the area was Anthony Neusius who bought 80 acres of land in 1869. Many of the early settlers came from Germany during the mid 1800's. The area was known as Hazel Slump because of the hazelnut bushes and water which were in abundance in the area. In 1884, a school district was formed. It was called the Hazel Park School District. This was the first official use of the future name for the community. On 22 September 1941, the community voted to form a home rule government and on 5 January 1942, the city charter was approved by the voters. The first mayor was also elected on this date.

Here is a history page for Hazel Park.
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Hazel Park is often referred to as the "Gateway to Oakland County."

Learn more about Hazel Park at this site.

The Hazel Park Harness Raceway
At the corner of Dequindre and 10 Mile Road
The raceway offers seasonal harness racing and other events year-round.
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Hazel Park City Government

City of Hazel Park
111 East Nine Mile Road
Hazel Park, MI
Phone: 248-546-4064

Hazel Park has a council/manager form of government.

Hazel Park Chamber

Madison Heights/Hazel Park Chamber of Commerce
26345 John R Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071
(behind the M.H. Fire Department)
Phone: (248) 542-5010
Fax: (248) 542-6821

Hazel Park Organizations

Madison Heights/Hazel Park Chamber of Commerce
26345 John R Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071
(behind the M.H. Fire Department)
Phone: (248) 542-5010
Fax: (248) 542-6821

Hazel Park Schools

Hazel Park School District
23136 Hughes
Hazel Park, MI 48030
Phone: 248-542-3910 Hazel Park


The population of Hazel Park was:
1960 - 25,631
1990 - 20,051
2000 - 18,963

The number of Households in Hazel Park was:
1990 - 7,779
2000 - 7,284
(figures from US Census data)

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