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Detroit, MI Population and Races

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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Detroit is 695,437, which is 26.89% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of -0.50% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Detroit population density is 4,867.66 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 102.25 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Detroit is black, which represent 80.95% 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 2010-2014: 695,437. #1

Population Growth Since 2000, #593

Detroit, MI

Population Density, #13

Detroit, MI
4,867.66 per square mile
102.25 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:87,665 (12.61%, #688)
Black:562,949 (80.95%, #3)
Hispanic:50,917 (7.32%, #84)
Asian:8,398 (1.21%, #152)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):2,471 (0.36%, #300)
One Race, Other:19,607 (2.82%, see rank)
Two or More Races:14,347 (2.06%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:39,087 (76.77%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:6,364 (12.50%, see rank)
Cuban:451 (0.89%, see rank)
Central American:2,518 (4.95%, see rank)
South American:436 (0.86%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:2,661 (31.69%, see rank)
Chinese:539 (6.42%, see rank)
Filipino:426 (5.07%, see rank)
Japanese:91 (1.08%, see rank)
Korean:207 (2.46%, see rank)
Vietnamese:181 (2.16%, see rank)
Asian, Other:4,293 (51.12%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

636,832 (91.57%) out of the total population of 695,437 reported first ancestry.

 Detroit, MI% of the Total PopulationMichiganU.S.
Arab7,9491.14%, see rank1.70%0.56%
Czech2750.04%, see rank0.48%0.47%
Danish1600.02%, see rank0.38%0.42%
Dutch1,1180.16%, see rank4.77%1.40%
English5,0350.72%, see rank9.31%8.02%
French4,6000.66%, see rank6.00%3.34%
German10,4961.51%, see rank20.99%15.03%
Greek4280.06%, see rank0.44%0.41%
Hungarian8360.12%, see rank0.96%0.46%
Irish10,5251.51%, see rank11.09%10.80%
Italian3,7800.54%, see rank4.72%5.52%
Norwegian3860.06%, see rank0.77%1.42%
Polish9,4031.35%, see rank8.63%3.01%
Portuguese550.01%, see rank0.06%0.44%
Russian8440.12%, see rank0.73%0.92%
Scotch-Irish5000.07%, see rank0.71%0.99%
Scottish1,2140.17%, see rank2.22%1.72%
Subsaharan African10,2561.47%, see rank0.58%0.95%
Swedish6290.09%, see rank1.52%1.27%
Swiss920.01%, see rank0.24%0.30%
Ukrainian8790.13%, see rank0.39%0.31%
American15,3852.21%, see rank5.98%7.12%
Welsh3080.04%, see rank0.47%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 329,557 (47.39%, see rank)
Females: 365,880 (52.61%, see rank)

Detroit, MI
Male: 47.39%
Female: 52.61%
Male: 49.09%
Female: 50.91%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Detroit, MI
35.10 years old
39.30 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Detroit, MI
32.70 years old
38.00 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Detroit, MI
37.10 years old
40.60 years old
38.80 years old

 Detroit, MI% of the Total PopulationMichiganU.S.
Under 5 years49,0187.05%, see rank5.85%6.36%
5 to 9 years46,7806.73%, see rank6.30%6.51%
10 to 14 years49,8827.17%, see rank6.64%6.59%
15 to 19 years55,2417.94%, see rank7.12%6.85%
20 to 24 years59,7288.59%, see rank7.14%7.13%
25 to 34 years86,23312.40%, see rank11.92%13.47%
35 to 44 years86,24312.40%, see rank12.39%12.96%
45 to 54 years92,73013.33%, see rank14.69%14.09%
55 to 64 years85,64012.31%, see rank13.36%12.29%
65 to 74 years45,9586.61%, see rank8.04%7.64%
75 to 84 26,1093.75%, see rank4.53%4.25%
85 years and over11,8751.71%, see rank2.02%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Detroit, MIMichiganU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population434,788, 100%6,619,834209,056,129
Less Than High School96,615, 22.22%, see rank10.73%13.67%
High School Graduate140,687, 32.36%, see rank30.18%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree140,484, 32.31%, see rank32.68%29.09%
Bachelor Degree33,415, 7.69%, see rank16.15%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree23,587, 5.42%, see rank10.27%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.44, see rank13.5913.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Detroit, MI MichiganU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten19,95990.49%9.51%77.32%22.68%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)77,34694.45%, see rank5.55%, see rank89.70%10.30%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)46,38993.28%, see rank6.72%, see rank91.59%8.41%90.60%9.40%
College45,69682.43%, see rank17.57%, see rank84.70%15.30%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School6,90471.58%, see rank28.42%, see rank75.66%24.34%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Detroit, MIMichiganU.S.
Total Households254,197, 100%3,827,880116,211,092
Average Household Size2.69, see rank2.522.63
1 Person Households96,852, 38.10%, see rank28.90%27.57%
2 or More Person Households157,345, 61.90%, see rank71.10%72.43%
Family Households (Families)145,365, 57.19%, see rank65.34%66.22%
Average Family Size3.81, see rank3.203.32
Married-Couple Family53,697, 21.12%, see rank48.00%48.42%
Nonfamily Households108,832, 42.81%, see rank34.66%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Detroit, MI%MichiganU.S.
15 Years and Over Total549,757see rank8,030,282252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over255,388100%, see rank3,903,030123,281,364
Never Married144,14756.44%, see rank35.49%35.77%
Married73,86028.92%, see rank51.21%52.04%
Widowed9,0593.55%, see rank2.74%2.57%
Divorced28,32211.09%, see rank10.56%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over294,369100%, see rank4,127,252129,692,771
Never Married151,04051.31%, see rank29.42%29.48%
Married73,43724.95%, see rank48.54%49.19%
Widowed32,09710.90%, see rank9.51%9.16%
Divorced37,79512.84%, see rank12.53%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Detroit, MI%MichiganU.S.
Native659,38994.82%, see rank93.83%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence518,49174.56%, see rank76.68%58.73%
Born in Different State135,76119.52%, see rank16.47%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
5,1370.74%, see rank0.67%1.42%
Foreign Born36,0485.18%, see rank6.17%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship11,6121.67%, see rank3.12%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship24,4363.51%, see rank3.06%7.09%
Born In Europe2,3760.34%, see rank1.37%1.53%
Born In Asia10,7391.54%, see rank2.93%3.82%
Born In Africa2,2270.32%, see rank0.27%0.55%
Born In Oceania260.00%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America19,8532.85%, see rank1.18%6.83%
Born In Northern America8270.12%, see rank0.40%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Detroit, MI%MichiganU.S.
English230,93590.85%, see rank90.09%79.39%
Spanish13,8795.46%, see rank3.16%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages4,5451.79%, see rank3.59%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1,1220.44%, see rank1.55%3.36%
Other3,7161.46%, see rank1.60%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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