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Suburb surrounded by Detroit

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.


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Median household income
Local
$26,616
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hamtramck demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Kraft
Developed as a Polish center during the early years of the automotive industry
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 311. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 13.6 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: paczki, pronounced POONCH-key. These are Polish pastries resembling jelly doughnuts, eaten on Fat Tuesday
Filming location for:
· 1998 movie, "Polish Wedding"
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
He talks like Hamtramck was Grosse Pointe, like Under the Eagle was the London Chop House. He don't know anything.
-- Split Images
Elmore Leonard

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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.

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11% of Hamtramck residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Hamtramck include St. Florian Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Hamtramck, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $378.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $669.


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Libraries in Hamtramck include Hamtramck Public Library ... View libraries

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Wayne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hamtramck political report.

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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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“ He talks like Hamtramck was Grosse Pointe, like Under the Eagle was the London Chop House. He don't know anything. ”
~ Split Images
Elmore Leonard

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