Hamtramck has the 1408th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 1.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Hamtramck is part of the Detroit metro area. Unemployment in the Detroit area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Detroit has the 13th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Hamtramck is below average at $50,980, and the median cost of a home in Hamtramck is $39,800, which is below the national average. 13% of workers in Hamtramck hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 67% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Hamtramck. 81% of Hamtramck workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Hamtramck spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.