Detroit, MI Livability Score

Detroit, MI is Somewhat Livable
  • • Detroit is ranked #502 in Michigan
  • • Detroit is ranked #20066 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Cost of Living
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The Locals

Population (2013)721,4599,897,264309,138,711
Population density (sq mi)5,20017590
Median age34.738.837.2
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)34%57%56%
Have children (under 18yrs)47%44%45%
African American82%14%13%
Speak English91%91%79%
Speak Spanish6%3%13%
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  • AreaVibes Contributor reviewed Detroit
  • November 17, 2014
Detroit, MI Needs Credit Where Credit Is DueI moved to Detroit MI about five years ago after living in Brooklyn my entire life. For anyone who has never been to Detroit before it might be easy to assume that moving from one major city to the next should not be a problem. The truthRead full review
  • chitrasplant reviewed Detroit
  • August 02, 2012
Transplant from Chicago, Detroit is on my most avoided listI have lived in the Detroit suburbs for 6 years now. I avoid Detroit like the plague. I lived in the Chicago burbs for 30 years and looked forward to a trip to the city. Museums, Art Galleries, Aquariums, Nightlife (several areas),Read full review

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  • AV Jon posted a question in Detroit
  • March 08, 2011
Detroit Lions 2011-2012Does anyone else think that the Detroit Lions could win 8 or 9 games next year and be somewhere in the playoff picture down the stretch? The Lions finished the season so strong with 4 wins in a row, including a win over the Super BowlSee full question
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  • none posted a question in Detroit
  • January 06, 2011
Census 2010 predictions for DetroitAs the census 2010 results will soon be released, it would be interesting to see what you think the population change and the demographics will look like forSee full question
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Neighborhoods in & around Detroit, MI

West Side Industrial, Detroit780.9
University District, Detroit778
Sherwood Forest, Detroit778.6
North Rosedale Park, Detroit7610.7
Palmer Woods, Detroit768.3
Brush Park, Detroit761
Detroit Golf, Detroit767.7
Woodbridge, Detroit752.3
Rivertown, Detroit751.5
Indian Village, Detroit753.2
Green Acres, Detroit759
Rosedale Park, Detroit7510.3
Downtown, Detroit750.2
Corktown, Detroit741.1
Art Center, Detroit742.3
Joseph Barry, Detroit733.5
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