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A+ Hamtramck Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Hamtramck Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% lower than Michigan
8020% less expensive than the US average
8812% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Hamtramck cost of living
F Hamtramck Crime Total crime is 62% higher than Michigan
Total crime
3,65333% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2833% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Hamtramck crime
F Hamtramck Employment Household income is 54% lower than Michigan
Median household income
$23,60957% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$10,74864% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%45% higher than the US average
Hamtramck employment
F Hamtramck Housing Home value is 63% lower than Michigan
Median home value
$47,30074% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$64932% lower than the US average
Home ownership
48%24% lower than the US average
Hamtramck real estate or Hamtramck rentals
F Hamtramck Schools HS graduation rate is 22% lower than Michigan
High school grad. rates
67%20% lower than the US average
School test scores
24%51% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:115% higher than the US average
Hamtramck K-12 schools

Living in Hamtramck, MI

Hamtramck, Michigan is a medium-sized city with a population of 21,985 residents. With a population density of 10,493 people per square mile, Hamtramck is well above the nation's average density level. The median age of all Hamtramck residents is 28, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Hamtramck, Michigan. The best areas in Hamtramck and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, weather, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Michigan and national averages.

Hamtramck, MI receives 56 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #603 in Michigan and #26,472 in the USA. This score ranks well below the national average. With such a low livability score, it might be worth investigating a little further. Something also worth noting is that Hamtramck ranks among some of the lowest scoring cities in the USA, with more than 90% of cities obtaining a higher score. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Hamtramck has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+) and cost of living (A-). Unfortunately for Hamtramck, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F), weather (D), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Hamtramck on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Polish Art Center, St. Florian Catholic Church, and Hamtramck Disneyland.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Hamtramck is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Hamtramck come in at $47,300, which is 63% lower than the Michigan average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Hamtramck, the home price to income ratio is 2, which is 20% lower than the Michigan average.

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Compare Hamtramck, MI Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Hamtramck, MI

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English Village, Detroit774.2688
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Medical Center, Detroit752.81,336
Sherwood Forest, Detroit755904
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Minock Park, Detroit759.11,420
Downtown, Detroit724.34,983
Joseph Barry, Detroit704.6445
Rosedale Park, Detroit698.73,323

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Berkley, MI899.715,239
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Grosse Pointe Farms, MI888.59,265
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Farmington, MI8817.110,526
Plymouth, MI8821.18,956
Troy, MI8713.882,982
Grosse Pointe Park, MI876.911,276
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The Ups and Downs of Living Closer to the City.

Hamtramck, Michigan is located just northwest of Detroit. The city is often known by locals as being a sketchier part of town with crime never quite having gone down, especially in recent years. The city of Detroit is seeming to recover from it's violent past while Hamtramck, though never quite as bad as Detroit, is still seeing a slight rise in crime each year.

The housing market in Hamtramck is poor, with most homeowners either leaving the city or renting out their houses to lower income families which tends to be a recipe for the decline of any community. Hamtramck has a poor public school system with deteriorating buildings and a very high student to teacher ratio. The police are often not available to respond to less serious crimes leaving the residents having to protect themselves in many cases, like against burglary and theft.

Overall, Hamtramck, though once a nice place to live many years ago, is still in a transition to becoming a nice place to live again and is not quite there yet. The city does have potential, but if you're looking to raise a family, you're better off looking elsewhere.
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Source: The Hamtramck, MI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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