Detroit, MI, US

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Detroit is in the state of Michigan, United States of America. Detroit has a population of 0.21 percent of the United States population. There are 65 neighborhoods, a vast network of streets in Detroit.

Demographics, education information about Detroit, as well as a list of nearby locations, may be found further down this page.
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Demographics

Total Population

  • Detroit
  • US
Total Population chart statistics
Total 679,865679,865 321,004,407321,004,407
Detroit has a total of 679,865 citizens as per 2017 US Census data. This represents 0.21% of the total population of 321,004,407 people in the United States of America.
Detailed statistics for total population is shown in the table below:
Total Population Detroit US
Total 679,865
0.2% of US
321,004,407
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Gender

  • Detroit
  • US
Gender chart statistics
Male 46.4%46.4% 53.6%53.6%
Female 48.8%48.8% 51.2%51.2%
Detroit has a total of 249,455 (46.4%) male and 288,053 (53.6%) female citizens as per 2017 US Census data. In comparison, the proportions of United States of America citizens are: 48.8% male and 51.2% female.
The gender data table is as follows:
Gender Detroit US
Male 249,455
46.4% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
126,850,422
48.8%
Female 288,053
53.6% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
133,142,237
51.2%
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Income

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Income per Household chart statistics
< $10k 20.6%20.6% 6.7%6.7%
$10k - $25k 25.5%25.5% 14.6%14.6%
$25k - $40k 18%18% 14%14%
$40k - $60k 15.2%15.2% 16.2%16.2%
$60k - $100k 13.5%13.5% 22.3%22.3%
$100k - $125k 3.3%3.3% 8.6%8.6%
$125k - $150k 1.6%1.6% 5.4%5.4%
$150k - $200k 1.4%1.4% 5.8%5.8%
> $200k 0.9%0.9% 6.3%6.3%
According to 2017 US Census statistics, the most common family income levels in Detroit are: $10 000 to $24 999 (25.5%), Less than $10 000 (20.6%) and $25 000 to $39 999 (18%).
The income data table is as follows:
Income Detroit US
Total 258,471
100% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
118,825,921
100%
< $10k 53,155
20.6% of Detroit,
0.7% of US
7,942,251
6.7%
$10k - $25k 65,860
25.5% of Detroit,
0.4% of US
17,406,019
14.6%
$25k - $40k 46,602
18% of Detroit,
0.3% of US
16,663,066
14%
$40k - $60k 39,396
15.2% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
19,261,515
16.2%
$60k - $100k 34,891
13.5% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
26,454,560
22.3%
$100k - $125k 8,634
3.3% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
10,273,788
8.6%
$125k - $150k 4,051
1.6% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
6,428,069
5.4%
$150k - $200k 3,574
1.4% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
6,931,136
5.8%
> $200k 2,308
0.9% of Detroit,
0% of US
7,465,517
6.3%
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Median Age

  • Detroit
  • US
Median Age chart statistics
Total 34.734.7 37.837.8
Male 32.832.8 36.536.5
Female 36.536.5 39.139.1
Detroit average male age is 32.8 and average female age 36.5 as per 2017 US census data. In comparison United States of America average male age 32.8 and average female age is 36.5.
The data table for median age is as follows:
Median Age Detroit US
Total 34.7 37.8
Male 32.8 36.5
Female 36.5 39.1
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Age Groups

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  • US
Age Groups chart statistics
<18 years 25.2%25.2% 22.9%22.9%
18 - 24 years 11.1%11.1% 9.7%9.7%
25 - 34 years 14%14% 13.7%13.7%
35 - 49 years 17.9%17.9% 19.2%19.2%
50 - 64 years 18.7%18.7% 19.6%19.6%
65 - 84 years 11.3%11.3% 13%13%
>85 years 1.8%1.8% 1.9%1.9%
According to 2017 US Census statistics, the major age groups in Detroit are: < 18 (25.2 percent), 50 - 64 (18.7 percent), and 35 - 49 (17.9 percent).
Detailed statistics for age groups is shown in the table below:
Age Groups Detroit US
Total 679,865
100% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
321,004,407
100%
<18 years 171,070
25.2% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
73,601,279
22.9%
18 - 24 years 75,603
11.1% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
31,131,484
9.7%
25 - 34 years 95,180
14% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
44,044,173
13.7%
35 - 49 years 121,618
17.9% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
61,618,015
19.2%
50 - 64 years 127,458
18.7% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
62,877,067
19.6%
65 - 84 years 76,799
11.3% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
41,590,866
13%
>85 years 12,137
1.8% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
6,141,523
1.9%
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Marital Status

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Marital Status chart statistics
Married 26.1%26.1% 50.2%50.2%
Never Married 55%55% 33.1%33.1%
Divorced 12%12% 10.9%10.9%
Widowed 6.9%6.9% 5.8%5.8%
As per 2017 US Census data Detroit dominant marital statuses are: Never married (55%) and Now married (26.1%).
Detailed statistics for marital status is shown in the table below:
Marital Status Detroit US
Total 537,508
100% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
259,992,659
100%
Married 140,540
26.1% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
130,528,964
50.2%
Never Married 295,601
55% of Detroit,
0.3% of US
86,087,136
33.1%
Divorced 64,260
12% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
28,212,237
10.9%
Widowed 37,107
6.9% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
15,164,322
5.8%
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Education

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  • US
Education Level chart statistics
No Schooling 1.8%1.8% 1.4%1.4%
Unifinished High-school 18.5%18.5% 11.2%11.2%
High-school Diploma 26%26% 23.3%23.3%
GED or alt. creds 6.7%6.7% 4%4%
Unfinished College 25.7%25.7% 20.8%20.8%
Associate's degree 7.2%7.2% 8.3%8.3%
Bachelor's degree 8.5%8.5% 19.1%19.1%
Master's degree 4.4%4.4% 8.4%8.4%
Professional School degree 0.8%0.8% 2%2%
Doctorate degree 0.6%0.6% 1.4%1.4%
As per 2017 US Census data Detroit dominant household education levels are: High-school Diploma (26%), Unfinished College (25.7%) and Unifinished High-school (18.5%).
The data table for education is as follows:
Education Detroit US
No Schooling 7,870
1.8% of Detroit,
0.3% of US
3,121,238
1.4%
Unifinished High-school 79,979
18.5% of Detroit,
0.3% of US
24,315,876
11.2%
High-school Diploma 112,598
26% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
50,496,716
23.3%
GED or alt. creds 28,833
6.7% of Detroit,
0.3% of US
8,596,896
4%
Unfinished College 111,174
25.7% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
44,935,834
20.8%
Associate's degree 31,086
7.2% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
17,917,481
8.3%
Bachelor's degree 36,765
8.5% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
41,377,068
19.1%
Master's degree 18,926
4.4% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
18,154,808
8.4%
Professional School degree 3,376
0.8% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
4,393,328
2%
Doctorate degree 2,585
0.6% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
2,962,399
1.4%
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Languages Spoken

  • Detroit
  • US
Languages Spoken chart statistics
English only 89.2%89.2% 78.7%78.7%
Spanish 6.6%6.6% 13.2%13.2%
Other Indo-European 1.9%1.9% 3.6%3.6%
Asian and Pacific 0.4%0.4% 3.5%3.5%
Other Languages 2%2% 1%1%
As per 2017 US Census data Detroit dominant spoken languages are: only English (89.2%), Spanish (6.6%) and Other Languages (2%).
The data table for languages spoken is as follows:
Languages Spoken Detroit US
Total 629,986
100% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
301,150,892
100%
English only 561,734
89.2% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
236,929,699
78.7%
Spanish 41,729
6.6% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
39,769,281
13.2%
Other Indo-European 11,659
1.9% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
10,907,675
3.6%
Asian and Pacific Islands 2,269
0.4% of Detroit,
0% of US
10,409,087
3.5%
Other Languages 12,595
2% of Detroit,
0.4% of US
3,135,150
1%
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Ethnic Diversity

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Ethnic Diversity chart statistics
White 14.1%14.1% 73%73%
African American 79.1%79.1% 12.7%12.7%
American Indian 0.3%0.3% 0.8%0.8%
Asian 1.5%1.5% 5.4%5.4%
Hawaiian & Pacific 0%0% 0.2%0.2%
Two+ ethnicities 1.9%1.9% 3.1%3.1%
Other 3%3% 4.8%4.8%
As per 2017 US census data Detroit dominant ethnic diversity groups are: African American (79.1%), White (14.1%) and Other (3%).
The data table for ethnic diversity is as follows:
Ethnic Diversity Detroit US
Total 679,865
100% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
321,004,407
100%
White 95,875
14.1% of Detroit,
0% of US
234,370,202
73%
African American 537,931
79.1% of Detroit,
1.3% of US
40,610,815
12.7%
American Indian & Alaska Native 2,322
0.3% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
2,632,102
0.8%
Asian 10,185
1.5% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
17,186,320
5.4%
Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 107
0% of Detroit,
0% of US
570,116
0.2%
Two or more ethnicities 12,918
1.9% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
10,081,044
3.1%
Other 20,527
3% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
15,553,808
4.8%
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Household Types

  • Detroit
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Household Types chart statistics
Family Households 55.2%55.2% 65.9%65.9%
Non-family Households 44.8%44.8% 34.1%34.1%
Detroit family households are 55.2% and non-family households 44.8% as per 2017 US census data. In comparison United States of America family households contains 65.9% and non-family households 34.1%.
The household types data table is as follows:
Household Types Detroit US
Total 258,471
100% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
118,825,921
100%
Family households,
Married-couple family
51,946
20.1% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
57,459,352
48.4%
Family households,
Other family
90,648
35.1% of Detroit,
0.4% of US
20,839,351
17.5%
Family households,
Other family,
Male householder no wife present
18,271
7.1% of Detroit,
0.3% of US
5,747,150
4.8%
Family households,
Other family,
Female householder no husband present
72,377
28% of Detroit,
0.5% of US
15,092,201
12.7%
Nonfamily households,
Householder living alone
101,345
39.2% of Detroit,
0.3% of US
32,863,560
27.7%
Nonfamily households,
Householder not living alone
14,532
5.6% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
7,663,658
6.4%
Family Households 142,594
55.2% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
78,298,703
65.9%
Non-family Households 115,877
44.8% of Detroit,
0.3% of US
40,527,218
34.1%
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Employment Industries

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  • US
Employment Industries chart statistics
Agriculture 0.4%0.4% 1.3%1.3%
Construction 3.6%3.6% 6.4%6.4%
Manufacturing 15%15% 10.3%10.3%
Wholesale 1.7%1.7% 2.7%2.7%
Retail 10.2%10.2% 11.4%11.4%
Utilities 1.1%1.1% 0.8%0.8%
Information 1.7%1.7% 2.1%2.1%
Finance & Insurance 3.4%3.4% 4.6%4.6%
Real Estate 1.6%1.6% 1.9%1.9%
Sci & Tech Services 3.3%3.3% 6.9%6.9%
Company Management 0.1%0.1% 0.1%0.1%
Administrative Services 7.9%7.9% 4.3%4.3%
Educational Services 6.3%6.3% 9.3%9.3%
Health Care 17.4%17.4% 13.8%13.8%
Arts & Entertainment 2.6%2.6% 2.2%2.2%
Accommodation & Food Services 9.6%9.6% 7.5%7.5%
Public Administration 4%4% 4.7%4.7%
Other Services 5.2%5.2% 4.9%4.9%
As per 2017 US census data Detroit dominant household income ranges are: Health care and social assistance (17.4%), Manufacturing (15%), Retail trade (10.2%) and Accommodation and food services (9.6%).
Employment industries statistics is shown in the table below:
Employment Industries Detroit US
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 908
0.4% of Detroit,
0% of US
1,958,431
1.3%
Construction 8,088
3.6% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
9,564,541
6.4%
Manufacturing 34,035
15% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
15,477,389
10.3%
Wholesale 3,964
1.7% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
4,042,867
2.7%
Retail 23,203
10.2% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
17,167,000
11.4%
Utilities 2,474
1.1% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
1,257,353
0.8%
Information 3,914
1.7% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
3,173,300
2.1%
Finance & Insurance 7,592
3.4% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
7,001,182
4.6%
Real Estate 3,649
1.6% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
2,907,138
1.9%
Scientific & Technical Services 7,526
3.3% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
10,416,745
6.9%
Company Management 177
0.1% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
144,719
0.1%
Administrative & Waste Management Services 17,851
7.9% of Detroit,
0.3% of US
6,439,693
4.3%
Educational Services 14,168
6.3% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
13,931,235
9.3%
Health Care & Social Assistance 39,408
17.4% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
20,850,113
13.8%
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 5,880
2.6% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
3,283,165
2.2%
Accommodation & Food Services 21,754
9.6% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
11,303,481
7.5%
Public Administration 9,020
4% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
7,025,870
4.7%
Other Services 11,821
5.2% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
7,371,226
4.9%
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Means of Transportation

  • Detroit
  • US
Means of Transportation chart statistics
Car, Truck or Van 85.7%85.7% 89.9%89.9%
Public Transportation 7.9%7.9% 5.4%5.4%
Walk 3.8%3.8% 2.9%2.9%
Motorcycle or Bicycle 2.6%2.6% 1.9%1.9%
As per 2017 US census data Detroit dominant types of transportation to work are: Car truck or van (85.7%).
Detailed statistics for means of transportation is shown in the table below:
Means of Transportation Detroit US
Car, Truck or Van 182,144
85.7% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
127,053,717
89.9%
Public Transportation 16,714
7.9% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
7,607,907
5.4%
Walk 8,134
3.8% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
4,049,337
2.9%
Taxicab, Motorcycle, Bicycle or Other 5,624
2.6% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
2,693,671
1.9%
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Time of Commute

  • Detroit
  • US
Time of Commute to Work chart statistics
< 10 mins 7.4%7.4% 12.7%12.7%
10-15 mins 11.9%11.9% 13.6%13.6%
15-20 mins 17.6%17.6% 15.3%15.3%
20-25 mins 18.9%18.9% 14.6%14.6%
25-30 mins 7.9%7.9% 6.4%6.4%
30-35 mins 16.7%16.7% 13.7%13.7%
35-45 mins 6%6% 6.8%6.8%
45-50 mins 6.2%6.2% 8.1%8.1%
> 60 mins 7.4%7.4% 8.9%8.9%
As per 2017 US census data Detroit dominant travel time to work ranges are: 20-25 minutes, 15-20 minutes and 30-35 minutes.
Following is the data table for time of commute statistics:
Time of Commute Detroit US
< 10 mins 15,718
7.4% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
17,921,724
12.7%
10-15 mins 25,393
11.9% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
19,241,335
13.6%
15-20 mins 37,456
17.6% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
21,633,308
15.3%
20-25 mins 40,212
18.9% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
20,585,782
14.6%
25-30 mins 16,799
7.9% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
8,998,679
6.4%
30-35 mins 35,462
16.7% of Detroit,
0.2% of US
19,345,968
13.7%
35-45 mins 12,774
6% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
9,634,261
6.8%
45-50 mins 13,113
6.2% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
11,464,394
8.1%
> 60 mins 15,689
7.4% of Detroit,
0.1% of US
12,579,181
8.9%
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