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Hamtramck is a city in Wayne County, in the Detroit metro area.
The community was named after Col. John Francis Hamtramck, Revolutionary War hero
The latitude of Hamtramck is 42.392N. The longitude is -83.049W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 630 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,437.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hamtramck demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wayne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48212 ZIP code.
3% of Hamtramck residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hamtramck ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hamtramck was $12,691, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Hamtramck residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Hamtramck include St. Florian Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Hamtramck, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $378. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $669.
Libraries in Hamtramck include Hamtramck Public Library ... View libraries
Wayne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hamtramck political report.
The average commute time for Hamtramck workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hamtramck between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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