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Detroit, MI Population and Races

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As of 2010, the total population of Detroit is 713,777, which is 24.97% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of -0.55% and is much lower than the national average rate of 9.71%. The Detroit population density is 4,996.03 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 102.20 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 81.32 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Detroit is black, which represent 82.69% of the total population. The average Detroit education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010: 713,777. #1

Population Growth Since 2000, #601

Detroit, MI

Population Density, #11

Detroit, MI
4,996.03 per square mile
102.20 per square mile
81.32 per square mile

Population by Races

White:75,758 (10.61%, #690)
Black:590,226 (82.69%, #3)
Hispanic:48,679 (6.82%, #58)
Asian:7,559 (1.06%, #144)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):2,765 (0.39%, #449)
One Race, Other:21,569 (3.02%, see rank)
Two or More Races:15,900 (2.23%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:36,452 (74.88%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:5,783 (11.88%, see rank)
Cuban:773 (1.59%, see rank)
Central American:1,813 (3.72%, see rank)
South American:337 (0.69%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:1,959 (25.92%, see rank)
Chinese:627 (8.29%, see rank)
Filipino:538 (7.12%, see rank)
Japanese:107 (1.42%, see rank)
Korean:203 (2.69%, see rank)
Vietnamese:127 (1.68%, see rank)
Asian, Other:3,739 (49.46%, see rank)

*Based on 2010 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

669,629 (92.82%) out of the total population of 721,459 reported first ancestry.

 Detroit, MI% of the Total PopulationMichiganU.S.
Arab8,6911.20%, see rank1.60%0.53%
Czech2350.03%, see rank0.51%0.50%
Danish1690.02%, see rank0.40%0.45%
Dutch1,0520.15%, see rank4.97%1.51%
English5,1710.72%, see rank9.89%8.53%
French4,2360.59%, see rank6.42%3.54%
German10,2451.42%, see rank21.87%15.79%
Greek5150.07%, see rank0.43%0.42%
Hungarian1,0380.14%, see rank1.01%0.48%
Irish10,2821.43%, see rank11.59%11.36%
Italian4,0300.56%, see rank4.78%5.66%
Norwegian2890.04%, see rank0.81%1.46%
Polish9,8631.37%, see rank8.95%3.13%
Portuguese460.01%, see rank0.06%0.46%
Russian7100.10%, see rank0.76%0.97%
Scotch-Irish5140.07%, see rank0.78%1.07%
Scottish1,1100.15%, see rank2.36%1.81%
Subsaharan African11,6011.61%, see rank0.58%0.93%
Swedish8160.11%, see rank1.65%1.34%
Swiss660.01%, see rank0.24%0.31%
Ukrainian6480.09%, see rank0.41%0.31%
American8,9271.24%, see rank5.25%6.72%
Welsh3780.05%, see rank0.50%0.60%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 337,679 (47.31%, see rank)
Females: 376,098 (52.69%, see rank)

Detroit, MI
Male: 47.31%
Female: 52.69%
Male: 49.05%
Female: 50.95%
Male: 49.16%
Female: 50.84%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Detroit, MI
34.80 years old
38.90 years old
37.20 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Detroit, MI
32.70 years old
37.60 years old
35.80 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Detroit, MI
36.60 years old
40.00 years old
38.50 years old

 Detroit, MI% of the Total PopulationMichiganU.S.
Under 5 years50,1467.03%, see rank6.03%6.54%
5 to 9 years49,5506.94%, see rank6.45%6.59%
10 to 14 years52,7057.38%, see rank6.83%6.70%
15 to 19 years65,6329.20%, see rank7.48%7.14%
20 to 24 years54,0677.57%, see rank6.77%6.99%
25 to 34 years86,39012.10%, see rank11.78%13.30%
35 to 44 years92,87313.01%, see rank12.93%13.30%
45 to 54 years97,94413.72%, see rank15.28%14.58%
55 to 64 years82,54511.56%, see rank12.67%11.82%
65 to 74 years43,2816.06%, see rank7.33%7.03%
75 to 84 27,2463.82%, see rank4.50%4.23%
85 years and over11,3981.60%, see rank1.94%1.78%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Detroit, MIMichiganU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population446,530, 100%6,578,519204,336,017
Less Than High School101,749, 22.79%, see rank11.32%14.28%
High School Graduate145,863, 32.67%, see rank30.73%28.24%
Some College or Associate Degree143,928, 32.23%, see rank32.43%28.99%
Bachelor Degree32,805, 7.35%, see rank15.72%17.88%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree22,185, 4.97%, see rank9.81%10.61%
USA.com Education Index#12.37, see rank13.5113.47
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

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

School Enrollment

 Detroit, MI MichiganU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten21,85490.40%9.60%76.70%23.30%70.05%29.95%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)83,94493.20%, see rank6.80%, see rank89.43%10.57%89.62%10.38%
High School (Grades 9-12)52,90395.16%, see rank4.84%, see rank91.51%8.49%90.52%9.48%
College48,54480.77%, see rank19.23%, see rank84.10%15.90%77.79%22.21%
Graduate School7,18065.18%, see rank34.82%, see rank75.08%24.92%58.62%41.38%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Detroit, MIMichiganU.S.
Total Households269,445, 100%3,872,508116,716,292
Average Household Size2.59, see rank2.492.58
1 Person Households91,740, 34.05%, see rank27.88%26.74%
2 or More Person Households177,705, 65.95%, see rank72.12%73.26%
Family Households (Families)162,924, 60.47%, see rank65.95%66.43%
Average Family Size3.36, see rank3.053.14
Married-Couple Family57,982, 21.52%, see rank47.96%48.42%
Nonfamily Households106,521, 39.53%, see rank34.05%33.57%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Detroit, MI%MichiganU.S.
15 Years and Over Total565,831see rank7,992,017248,042,237
Males, 15 Years and Over261,023100%, see rank3,880,888120,789,875
Never Married143,37754.93%, see rank34.86%35.08%
Married78,36130.02%, see rank52.21%52.93%
Widowed9,2843.56%, see rank2.68%2.53%
Divorced30,00111.49%, see rank10.25%9.46%
Females, 15 Years and Over304,808100%, see rank4,111,129127,252,362
Never Married152,74750.11%, see rank28.80%28.74%
Married77,63925.47%, see rank49.27%49.95%
Widowed33,83711.10%, see rank9.62%9.34%
Divorced40,58513.31%, see rank12.32%11.97%

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

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Detroit, MI%MichiganU.S.
Native684,36194.86%, see rank93.96%87.13%
Born in the State of Residence531,44273.66%, see rank76.45%58.71%
Born in Different State148,08020.53%, see rank16.86%27.04%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
4,8390.67%, see rank0.66%1.38%
Foreign Born37,0985.14%, see rank6.04%12.87%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship11,8001.64%, see rank2.99%5.71%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship25,2983.51%, see rank3.05%7.16%
Born In Europe2,3420.32%, see rank1.46%1.56%
Born In Asia11,3671.58%, see rank2.76%3.67%
Born In Africa2,6320.36%, see rank0.24%0.51%
Born In Oceania100.00%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America19,9382.76%, see rank1.16%6.79%
Born In Northern America8090.11%, see rank0.40%0.26%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Detroit, MI%MichiganU.S.
English234,76990.69%, see rank89.91%79.64%
Spanish14,0625.43%, see rank3.29%11.57%
Other Indo-European Languages4,7751.84%, see rank3.80%4.61%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1,2880.50%, see rank1.51%3.24%
Other3,9731.53%, see rank1.49%0.94%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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