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Detroit city, Michigan; Michigan

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Table

Detroit city, Michigan
Michigan
Persons in poverty, percent
33.2%
13.1%
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
632,464
10,050,811
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
639,614
10,077,331
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-1.1%
-0.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 639,111 10,077,331
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 713,777 9,883,640
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.2%
5.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.8%
21.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.9%
18.1%
Female persons, percent
52.7%
50.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
14.4%
79.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
77.1%
14.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.9%
3.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.7%
5.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
11.0%
74.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 25,491 532,394
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 6.1% 6.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X 4,590,528
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 47.6% 71.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $52,700 $162,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,091 $1,312
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $449 $495
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $850 $892
Building permits, 2021 X 21,7321
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 270,446 3,980,408
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.44 2.45
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 85.9% 86.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 11.3% 9.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 85.7% 91.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 71.9% 84.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 81.9% 91.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 16.4% 30.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 15.3% 10.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.1%
6.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 54.7% 61.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 53.5% 57.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,729,569 23,056,352
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 7,484,820 74,194,505
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,188,024 25,019,797
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,564,708 143,437,054
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $5,281 $14,377
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 25.8 24.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $32,498 $59,234
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $19,569 $32,854
Persons in poverty, percent
33.2%
13.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X 221,060
Total employment, 2020 X 4,000,120
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X 201,870,556
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X 0.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 X 741,509
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,869 165,460
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,153 106,137
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,094 29,706
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,205 13,091
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,516 141,153
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 232 8,714
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,419 142,782
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 4,606.8 178.0
Population per square mile, 2010 5,144.3 174.8
Land area in square miles, 2020 138.73 56,608.22
Land area in square miles, 2010 138.75 56,538.90
FIPS Code 2622000 26
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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