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Detroit city, Michigan; Michigan

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Detroit city, Michigan
Michigan
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 670,031 9,986,857
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 670,031 9,986,857
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 713,898 9,884,116
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -6.1% 1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 713,777 9,883,640
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.3%
5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.1%
21.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.3%
17.7%
Female persons, percent
52.7%
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
14.6%
79.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
78.6%
14.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.6%
3.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.9%
2.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.6%
5.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
10.3%
74.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 27,847 564,783
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 6.1% 6.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X 4,629,611
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 47.4% 71.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $45,700 $146,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,084 $1,279
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $451 $484
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $798 $850
Building permits, 2019 X 20,6001
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 260,383 3,909,509
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.55 2.49
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 84.7% 85.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 11.1% 9.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 79.4% 88.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 59.3% 79.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 80.0% 90.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 14.6% 28.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 15.7% 10.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.1%
6.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 53.9% 61.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 52.9% 57.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,237,286 17,962,356
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,771,615 63,018,786
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 19,668,098 238,892,383
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,269,331 115,704,903
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,196,348 119,302,046
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $4,557 $12,071
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 26.2 24.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $29,481 $54,938
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $17,338 $30,336
Persons in poverty, percent
36.4%
13.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 X 222,656
Total employment, 2018 X 3,947,891
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X 198,363,538
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X 2.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X 730,700
All firms, 2012 61,868 834,087
Men-owned firms, 2012 21,089 446,128
Women-owned firms, 2012 38,576 306,986
Minority-owned firms, 2012 50,946 158,946
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 9,747 657,237
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 5,266 71,861
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 55,154 733,517
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 5,144.3 174.8
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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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