Detroit, MI Livability Score

Detroit, MI is Somewhat Livable
  • • Detroit is ranked #432 in Michigan
  • • Detroit is ranked #13855 in the USA
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Lots of Local Amenities
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The Locals

StatisticDetroitMichiganNational
Population (2013)713,7779,895,622316,128,839
Population (2000)951,2709,938,444281,421,906
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)35%55%58%
Have children (under 18yrs)53%50%48%
Caucasian12%91%83%
African American81%5%8%
Asian1%1%2%
Speak English91%94%88%
Speak Spanish5%2%7%
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  • 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
  • AreaVibes Contributor reviewed Detroit
  • November 23, 2011
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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

NeighborhoodMilesNeighborhoodMiles
Alden Park, Detroit1.4Milwaukee Junction, Detroit2.3
Virginia Park, Detroit1.5Wayne State, Detroit2.5
Lasalle Gardens, Detroit1.5Art Center, Detroit2.7
Russell Woods, Detroit1.7Detroit Golf, Detroit2.8
New Center, Detroit1.7Woodbridge, Detroit2.8
Petosky-Otsego, Detroit1.8Fitzgerald, Detroit2.9
Nw Goldberg, Detroit2Poletown East, Detroit3
Martin Park, Detroit2.3Core City, Detroit3.1
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Cities near Detroit, MI

CityMilesCityMiles
Detroit, MI0Center Line, MI7.5
Highland Park, MI1.1Dearborn, MI7.7
Hamtramck, MI2.4Madison Heights, MI7.9
Hazel Park, MI5River Rouge, MI8.2
Ferndale, MI5.3Warren, MI8.3
Pleasant Ridge, MI6.2Melvindale, MI8.3
Oak Park, MI6.8Royal Oak, MI8.5
Huntington Woods, MI7.4Berkley, MI8.7
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