Hamtramck is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan, located about 5 miles north of downtown Detroit and surrounded by Detroit on most sides. It has the distinction of being the only Muslim-majority city in the United States and had a population of 28,433 as per the 2020 census, making it the most densely populated municipality in Michigan.

The city was named after Jean-François Hamtramck, a French-Canadian soldier and the first American commander of Fort Shelby at Detroit. Once known as Hamtramck Township, the area was settled by German farmers and later attracted a large number of Polish immigrants. Today, it is Michigan's most internationally diverse city, with a significant number of residents from Yemen, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Southeastern Europe.


Hamtramck is an enclave within the city of Detroit, with a very high population density. As of 2020, the population per square mile was 13,604.3, which is a significant increase from the 2010 density of 10,751.0 per square mile. The land area of the city covers just 2.09 square miles.

The city's compact area and high population density reflect its urban character and its position within the larger Detroit metropolitan area.


The city's population is diverse, with a large number of immigrants contributing to a foreign-born population of 41.1% as of the 2010 American Community Survey. This international diversity is reflected in the variety of languages and cultures found in the city.

Hamtramck's workforce had a 44.3% participation rate between 2017-2021, with women making up 30.5% of the labor force. The median household income was $33,570, and the per capita income was $12,781, with a high poverty rate of 43.1%.

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