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As of 2008-2012, the per capita income of Detroit is $14,861, which is much lower than the state average of $25,547 and is much lower than the national average of $28,051. Detroit median household income is $26,955, which has shrunk by 8.71% since 2000. The median household income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 8.52% and is much lower than the national average rate of 26.32%. On average Detroit residents spend 26.4 minutes per day commuting to work, which is higher than the state average of 23.6 minutes and is higher than the national average of 25.4 minutes.

Topics:Per Capita IncomeMedian Workers IncomeHousehold IncomeFamily IncomeMedian Income by AgeEmployment StatusCommuting to WorkCareersPoverty Level

Per Capita Income, #629

Detroit, MI
14,861 USD
Michigan
25,547 USD
U.S.
28,051 USD

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical per capita income data.

Median Individual Worker Income, see rank

Detroit, MI
20,526 USD
Michigan
27,332 USD
U.S.
30,376 USD

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical median individual worker income data.


Male Median Individual Worker Income, see rank
Detroit, MI
21,371 USD
Michigan
34,158 USD
U.S.
35,771 USD

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical male median individual worker income data.


Female Median Individual Worker Income, see rank
Detroit, MI
19,741 USD
Michigan
21,927 USD
U.S.
25,299 USD

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical female median individual worker income data.

Household Income

Median Household Income, #630
Detroit, MI
26,955 USD
Michigan
48,471 USD
U.S.
53,046 USD
Mean Household Income, see rank
Detroit, MI
38,181 USD
Michigan
64,538 USD
U.S.
73,034 USD
Median Household Income Growth Since 2000, #542
Detroit, MI
-8.71%
Michigan
8.52%
U.S.
26.32%
Ranks: $10k or less, $10k-$20k, $20k-$30k, $30k-$40k, $40k-$50k, $50k-$75k, $75k-$100k, $100k-$150k, $150k-$200k, $200k or more


Household Income Other than Earnings
 Detroit, MIMichiganU.S.
%+Average Amount%+Average Amount%+Average Amount
Interest, Dividends, or Net Rental Income6.84%$9,261, see rank22.87%$11,52222.39%$16,134
Social Security Income31.86%$14,509, see rank31.46%$17,68528.34%$16,727
Public Assistance Income8.95%$3,437, see rank3.84%$3,3442.72%$3,807
Retirement Income21.62%$19,150, see rank22.61%$21,40817.61%$23,126
+ The percentage of the total households that have the income.

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical household income data.

Family Income

Median Family Income, see rank
Detroit, MI
32,138 USD
Michigan
60,749 USD
U.S.
64,585 USD
Mean Family Income, see rank
Detroit, MI
43,815 USD
Michigan
76,708 USD
U.S.
85,065 USD
Ranks: $10k or less, $10k-$20k, $20k-$30k, $30k-$40k, $40k-$50k, $50k-$75k, $75k-$100k, $100k-$150k, $150k-$200k, $200k or more

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical family income data.

Median Household Income by Races

 Detroit, MIMichiganU.S.
White$28,787, see rank$51,767$56,203
Black$26,669, see rank$30,261$35,564
Hispanic$29,554, see rank$38,552$41,994
Asian$28,344, see rank$72,194$71,709
American Indian, Alaska Native$20,387, see rank$37,378$37,469
One Race, Other$30,077, see rank$37,638$40,405
Two or More Races$27,009, see rank$36,257$46,787

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical median household income by races data.

Median Household Income by Age

 Detroit, MIMichiganU.S.
less than 25$12,876, see rank$20,621$25,955
25 to 44$24,724, see rank$53,241$58,073
45 to 64$31,694, see rank$59,413$64,486
65 or over$26,860, see rank$34,943$36,181

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical median household income by age data.

Employment Status

 Detroit, MI%MichiganU.S.
Population 16 Years and Over553,866 see rank7,849,558243,810,053
Male1254,84846.01%, see rank48.50%48.65%
Male, In Labor Force:2139,25154.64%, see rank66.61%70.20%
Male, In Armed Forces2630.02%, see rank0.11%0.82%
Male, Civilian2139,18854.62%, see rank66.50%69.38%
Male, Civilian, Employed395,38568.53%, see rank86.14%90.27%
Male, Civilian, Unemployed343,80331.47%, see rank13.86%9.73%
Male, Not in Labor Force2115,59745.36%, see rank33.39%29.80%
Female1299,01853.99%, see rank51.50%51.35%
Female, In Labor Force:2158,80653.11%, see rank58.23%59.43%
Female, In Armed Forces2200.01%, see rank0.02%0.13%
Female, Civilian2158,78653.10%, see rank58.21%59.30%
Female, Civilian, Employed3120,75276.05%, see rank88.78%91.21%
Female, Civilian, Unemployed338,03423.95%, see rank11.22%8.79%
Female, Not in Labor Force2140,21246.89%, see rank41.77%40.57%
1 Percentage of the population of 16 years and over.
2 Percentage of the population of 16 years and over for the gender.
3 Percentage of the Civilian for the gender.

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical employment status data.

Commuting to Work

 Detroit, MI%MichiganU.S.
Workers 16 Years and Over209,600100%4,171,196139,893,639
Car, Truck, or Van—Drove Alone148,55570.88%, see rank82.66%76.14%
Car, Truck, or Van—Carpooled24,92711.89%, see rank9.03%10.03%
Public Transportation18,4928.82%, see rank1.34%4.98%
Walked6,5893.14%, see rank2.22%2.82%
Other Means4,5602.18%, see rank1.20%1.76%
Worked at Home6,4773.09%, see rank3.55%4.27%

Mean Travel Time to Work, see rank
Detroit, MI
26.4 minutes
Michigan
23.6 minutes
U.S.
25.4 minutes
Ranks: 9 min. or less, 10-19 min., 20-29 min., 30-39 min., 40-59 min., 60-89 min., 90min. or more

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical commuting to work data.

Careers


Occupation
 Detroit, MI%MichiganU.S.
Civilian Employed, 16 Years and Over216,137-4,269,865141,996,548
Male195,38544.13%, see rank51.08%52.32%
Management, Professional, and Related Occupations217,53618.38%, see rank32.16%32.75%
Service Occupations224,34525.52%, see rank14.33%14.76%
Sales and Office Occupations215,77816.54%, see rank16.93%17.65%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations27160.75%, see rank1.02%1.11%
Construction, Extraction, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations26,4996.81%, see rank7.41%9.75%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving Occupations225,31426.54%, see rank21.92%17.87%
Female1120,75255.87%, see rank48.92%47.68%
Management, Professional, and Related Occupations231,64226.20%, see rank36.27%39.35%
Service Occupations238,98932.29%, see rank22.96%21.19%
Sales and Office Occupations238,35231.76%, see rank32.92%32.82%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations22550.21%, see rank0.31%0.30%
Construction, Extraction, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations24110.34%, see rank0.23%0.29%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving Occupations210,5338.72%, see rank7.06%5.77%
1 Percentage of the civilian employed, 16 years and over.
2 Percentage of the civilian employed, 16 years and over for the gender.

Industry
 Detroit, MI%MichiganU.S.
Civilian Employed, 16 Years and Over216,137100%4,269,865141,996,548
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, Mining9500.44%, see rank1.35%1.90%
Construction7,2533.36%, see rank4.86%6.49%
Manufacturing25,73211.91%, see rank16.93%10.62%
Wholesale Trade3,5781.66%, see rank2.57%2.83%
Retail Trade22,22510.28%, see rank11.70%11.57%
Transportation, Warehousing, Utilities12,5935.83%, see rank4.16%5.00%
Information4,2811.98%, see rank1.72%2.21%
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Rental, Leasing10,9125.05%, see rank5.52%6.74%
Professional, Scientific, Management,
Administrative, Waste Management Services
21,87310.12%, see rank9.14%10.66%
Educational Services, Health Care, Social Assistance57,45526.58%, see rank23.99%22.90%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation,
Accommodation, Food Services
26,01012.03%, see rank9.39%9.18%
Public Administration12,1365.61%, see rank3.84%4.94%
Other Services, Except Public Administration11,1395.15%, see rank4.83%4.95%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical careers data.

Poverty Level

 Detroit, MI%MichiganU.S.
Population in Poverty270,90038.12%, see rank16.35%14.88%
Family in Poverty50,07233.02%, see rank11.67%10.92%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical poverty level data.


 
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