Detroit, MI

672,829 Population
138.8 square miles 4,849.2 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
6.8%
was 7.0%
Ranked 1st Highest in MI
Population Density
4,849.2
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
51.5%
was 49.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
5.9%
was 5.0%
Ranked 14th Highest in MI
Percent Under 18
25.7%
was 24.9%
Ranked 3rd Highest in MI
Percent 65 and Over
12.7%
was 12.6%
Ranked 9th Highest in MI

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
8.7
was 12.4
Ranked 30th Lowest in MI
Percent Living in Poverty
35.7%
was 40.7%
Ranked 15th Lowest in MI
Median Household Income
$26,249
was $24,820
Ranked 15th Highest in MI
Gini Income Distribution
 
50.4
51.3
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
43.8
was 45.2
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
1,759.6
was 2,072.3
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,093.6
was 5,834.5
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
362,086
was 368,476
Ranked 1st Highest in MI
Median Rent
$771
was $727
Ranked 14th Highest in MI
Total Building Permits
113
was 146
 
Occupied Housing Units
259,295
was 255,322
 
Homeownership Rate
46.0%
was 49.9%
Ranked 13th Highest in MI
Single Family Building Permits
21
was 4
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
2,609.6
was 2,655.7
Ranked 1st Highest in MI
Rental Vacancy Rate
42.3%
was 47.0%
Ranked 2nd Highest in MI
Multifamily Building Permits
92
was 142
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.6
Ranked 7th Highest in MI
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.3
was 0.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.2
was 0.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.1%
was 95.1%
Ranked 5th Highest in MI
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
87.7%
Ranked 14th Highest in MI
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.4%
was 98.8%
Ranked 6th Highest in MI

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
80.0%
was 78.6%
Ranked 15th Highest in MI
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
14.9%
was 13.0%
Ranked 15th Highest in MI

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