Detroit employment information

IndexDetroitMichiganNational
Income per capita$14,984$26,143$28,555
Median household income$26,095$49,087$53,482
Median income owner occupied$37,850$60,317$68,142
Median income renter occupied$16,904$26,554$33,219
Median earnings male$20,953$34,444$36,116
Median earnings female$19,105$22,340$25,692
Unemployment rate14.4%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level39.8%16.9%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Detroit is 48% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Detroit is 51% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Detroit is 148% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Detroit is 155% higher than the national average.

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Detroit median earnings by income bracket

Detroit employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.3%0.6%
Manufacturing sector19.1%0.5%
Financial & insurance services1.9%4.7%
Wholesale & retail services11.4%11.7%
Public administration4.5%5.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.6%4.0%
Education, health & social services12.5%35.5%
Other33.4%28.2%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Village of Grosse Pointe Shores, MI3,031$140,048162%
Franklin, MI3,106$131,111145%
Bingham Farms, MI1,220$129,286142%
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI9,371$113,969113%
Huntington Woods, MI6,310$113,750113%
Detroit, MI695,437$26,09551%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
El Paso, TX669,771$42,03721%
Memphis, TN656,715$37,09931%
Boston, MA639,594$54,4852%
Seattle, WA637,850$67,36526%
Denver, CO633,777$51,8003%
Detroit, MI695,437$26,09551%
Source: The Detroit, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.