Detroit demographics profile

StatisticDetroitMichiganNational
Population683,4439,909,600318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)4,92710191
Median age34.839.537.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)32%55%55%
Speak English89%91%79%
Speak Spanish7%3%13%
Detroit, MI has a population of 683,443 and is the 18th largest city in the United States. The population density is 4,927 per sq mi which is 4785% higher than the Michigan average and 5338% higher than the national average. The median age in Detroit is 35 which is approximately 12% lower than the Michigan average of 40. In Detroit, 32% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 89% speak English and 7% speak Spanish. 75% of Detroit residents were born in Michigan, 19% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 5% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Detroit is 4785% higher than Michigan.
  • The median age in Detroit is 12% lower than Michigan.
  • In Detroit 13.65% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Detroit 79.66% of the population is African American.
  • In Detroit 1.41% of the population is Asian.

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Detroit population breakdown by race

RaceDetroitMichiganNational
Caucasian13.65%78.89%73.35%
African American79.66%13.89%12.63%
Asian1.41%2.79%5.22%
American Indian0.36%0.53%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.01%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race1.97%2.74%3.06%
Other race2.94%1.12%4.75%
In Detroit, 7.5% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Detroit, MI demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).