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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Hamtramck Northwest median real estate price is $118,991, which is less expensive than 82.0% of Michigan neighborhoods and 90.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Hamtramck Northwest is currently $1,333, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 81.9% of Michigan neighborhoods.

Hamtramck Northwest is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Hamtramck, Michigan.

Hamtramck Northwest real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Hamtramck Northwest neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Hamtramck Northwest. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 19.8%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 85.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Real Estate

Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Hamtramck Northwest neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

People

The Hamtramck Northwest neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Also of note, 56.8% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.

Diversity

Did you know that the Hamtramck Northwest neighborhood has more Arab and Yugoslav ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 17.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Arab ancestry and 4.3% have Yugoslav ancestry.

Hamtramck Northwest is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 21.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Hamtramck Northwest neighborhood in Hamtramck are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 96.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 56.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 96.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Hamtramck Northwest neighborhood, 39.5% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (23.2%), and 11.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Hamtramck Northwest neighborhood is English, spoken by 48.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Polish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Hamtramck Northwest neighborhood in Hamtramck, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (19.4%). There are also a number of people of Arab ancestry (17.0%), and residents who report Yugoslav roots (4.3%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (3.3%), along with some Jamaican ancestry residents (2.4%), among others. In addition, 27.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Hamtramck Northwest neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (66.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (20.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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