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Income/capita 42%
Household income 1%
Unemployment 274%
IndexDetroitIllinoisNational
Income per capita$17,278$31,502$29,829
Median household income$56,000$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$0$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$38,750$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$2,499$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate17.4%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level5.5%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Detroit is 42% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Detroit is 1% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Detroit is 274% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Detroit is 64% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $37,329$56,000$112,000
      City
      $39,460$59,196$118,392
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Detroit median earnings by income bracket

      Detroit employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry22.2%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector22.2%8.3%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services0.0%0.0%
      Public administration0.0%16.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.7%16.7%
      Education, health & social services0.0%16.7%
      Other51.9%50.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Exeter, IL105$62,81314%
      Glasgow, IL174$56,2502%
      Hillview, IL145$48,75012%
      Chapin, IL479$45,17918%
      Naples, IL59$44,58319%
      Detroit, IL109$56,0001%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Byersville, NY109$54,1672%
      Frannie, WY109$45,93817%
      Dragoon, AZ109$57,5004%
      Pine Apple, AL109$22,50059%
      Sehili, AZ109$0100%
      Detroit, IL109$56,0001%
      Source: The Detroit, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).