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Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexCore CityDetroitMichigan
Income per capita$17,060$19,569$27,549
Median household income$21,670$32,498$50,803
Median income owner occupied$0$42,885$62,251
Median income renter occupied$0$25,004$28,598
Median earnings male$33,224$27,224$35,730
Median earnings female$22,640$24,726$22,948
Unemployment rate9.0%8.2%5.2%
Poverty leveln/a33.2%16.3%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Core City is 43% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Core City is 61% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Core City is 92% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Core City is 100% lower than the national average

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      $21,663 $32,498 $64,996
      $33,865 $50,803 $101,606
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Core City median earnings by income bracket

      Core City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.9%6.9%
      Manufacturing sector16.0%16.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services12.1%12.1%
      Public administration2.6%2.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.0%7.0%
      Education, health & social services12.8%12.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Village of Grosse Pointe Shores, MI2,791$172,250211.4%
      Bingham Farms, MI1,539$169,091205.6%
      Franklin, MI2,877$158,958187.3%
      Huntington Woods, MI6,303$150,114171.3%
      Grosse Pointe Farms, MI9,142$140,647154.2%
      Detroit, MI672,351$32,49841.3%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Nashville, TN667,070$62,08712.2%
      El Paso, TX679,879$48,86611.7%
      Boston, MA689,326$76,29837.9%
      Memphis, TN650,910$41,86424.3%
      Portland, OR650,380$73,15932.2%
      Detroit, MI672,351$32,49841.3%
      Source: The Core City, Detroit, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).