StatisticWayne StateDetroitMichigan
Population density (sq mi)3,0284,927178
Median age31.934.839.5
Male/Female ratio1.1:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a32%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1851%45%41%
Speak Englishn/a89%91%
Speak Spanishn/a7%3%

Key findings

  • The population density in Wayne State is 39% lower than Detroit
  • The median age in Wayne State is 8% lower than Detroit
  • In Wayne State 35.40% of the population is White
  • In Wayne State 55.14% of the population is Black
  • In Wayne State 6.78% of the population is Asian

Compare Detroit, MI Demographics


      Wayne State population breakdown by race

      RaceWayne StateDetroitMichigan
      American Indian0.13%0.36%0.53%
      Native Hawaiian0.12%0.01%0.03%
      Mixed race1.38%1.97%2.74%
      Other race1.06%2.94%1.12%
      In Wayne State, 7.5% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Wayne State age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Wayne State, Detroit, MI demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).