Hamtramck is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 22,002 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Hamtramck is the 60th largest community in Michigan. Hamtramck has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hamtramck is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hamtramck is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hamtramck who work in sales jobs (12.85%), food service (12.46%), and office and administrative support (9.97%).
The citizens of Hamtramck are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.23% of adults in Hamtramck have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Hamtramck in 2010 was $10,472, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $41,888 for a family of four. Hamtramck also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 48.49% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Hamtramck is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hamtramck home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hamtramck residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hamtramck include Other Arab, Yugoslavian, Ukrainian, and German.
Hamtramck also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 43.64%.
The most common language spoken in Hamtramck is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Indic languages.