There were 7,284 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.21.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $37,045, and the median income for a family was $43,584. Males had a median income of $33,063 versus $24,362 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,723. About 10.0% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.0% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.
Hazel Park utilizes the Council-Manager form of government, and thus is governed by a City Council consisting of a Mayor and four council members. The city council appoints a City Manager, who manages the day-to-day operations of the city. The current mayor of Hazel Park is Jack Lloyd who is the deli manager of local grocery store, Kroger. The current city manager is Edward Klobucher. City government is located on the same block as the Public Library, Police Station and Postal Office at 9 Mile Road and John R.
The city is served by the Hazel Park School District, which has some establishment in Ferndale, a neighboring city. The city also has a local branch of Baker College, an institution of higher education.
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| ||I-75 Provides transport to neighboring cities such as Royal Oak and Madison Heights|
| ||John R. Road provides access to Detroit, Madison Heights and Oakland Mall|
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Hazel Park High School, Webb Junior High School, Beecher Junior High School, Longfellow Elementary, St. Mary Magdalen, Roy Spark's Country Boy Restaurant, Elias Brothers' Big Boy, Farmer Jack (now Kroger), Harmony House and Randazzo's Pizza are featured in the story.