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34%
Income/capita NAT. AVG.
41%
Household income NAT. AVG.
75%
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexDetroitMichiganNational
Income per capita$19,569$27,549$29,829
Median household income$32,498$50,803$55,322
Median income owner occupied$42,885$62,251$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,004$28,598$35,192
Median earnings male$27,224$35,730$36,919
Median earnings female$24,726$22,948$26,250
Unemployment rate8.2%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level33.2%16.3%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Detroit is 34% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Detroit is 41% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Detroit is 75% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Detroit is 120% higher than the national average

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      $21,663 $32,498 $64,996
      City
      $33,865 $50,803 $101,606
      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 industry7.6%7.6%
      Manufacturing sector21.7%21.7%
      Financial & insurance services2.4%2.4%
      Wholesale & retail services12.0%12.0%
      Public administration2.9%2.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.8%8.8%
      Education, health & social services11.0%11.0%
      Other31.9%31.9%

      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 Detroit, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).