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Hamtramck
Hamtramck
Michigan
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Hamtramck ( ham-TRAM-ik) is a city in Wayne County of the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 22,423. Hamtramck is surrounded by the city of Detroit except for a small portion of the western border that touches the similarly surrounded city of Highland Park. Known in the 20th century as a vibrant center of Polish American life and culture, Hamtramck has continued to attract immigrants, especially Bangladeshis. In 2015 its city council became the first majority Muslim city council in the U.S.

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A densely developed community which is extremely walkable. Wide selection restaurants and ethnically diverse food shopping options. Lack of public transit except bus service. Ethnically diverse population (we have the only Muslim majority city council in the U.S.) which gets along pretty well for the most part. Local politics can be contentious at times, and budget is always an issue. There is a high degree of community involvement with many volunteer groups.

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B

How did Michigan earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Michigan has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Michigan does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Michigan has an effective property tax rate of 1.71%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Michigan earned its state tax grade of B.

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