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Demographics of Hamtramck

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 sq mi (5.5 kilometers), all land.

The 2020 Census showed Hamtramck as the community with the second-highest population increase in Michigan over 2010 numbers. The 2020 Census showed a total of 28,433 residents, a 26.8% increase over our 2010 population. 

As of the census of 2010, there were 22,423 people 6,777 households and 4,615 families residing in the city. There were 8,693 housing units. The racial makeup of the city was 53.6% white (which includes people of Middle Eastern ancestry), 19.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 21.5% Asian, and 4.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 7,063 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 18.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0 had a male household with no wife and 34.7% were non-families. 29.9% households had someone living alone and of that, 9.2 were individuals who were 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.09 and the average family size was 3.98.

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Hamtramck, MI 48212

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