About Hamtramck

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Welcome to the City of Hamtramck “The World in Two Square Miles.” A unique, diverse, urban enclave located in the heart of the City of Detroit, and the Southeast Michigan Region, the City of Hamtramck is a great location for your business. The City’s strategic location allows residents and businesses alike to take advantage of all the amenities of the City of Detroit and its suburbs, and is centered within 15 miles of 2.3 million people.

Historically known for its Polish population and heritage, the Hamtramck of today is a true international city. While the Polish population and tradition is still strong, the City has been strengthened by the addition of thousands of Bengladeshi, Yemeni, and several other ethnic groups. Recent school district surveys confirmed that 26 languages are spoken in the homes of Hamtramck residents.

True urban neighborhoods set Hamtramck apart from the rest of Michigan, and much of the Midwest due to a high quality of life supported by neighborhood grocery stores, restaurants, schools, access to transit, amongst other amenities. With a population density of approximately 15,000 people per square mile, Hamtramck is comparable to the residential neighborhoods of much larger cities such as New York, Chicago, or London.