River Rouge demographics profile

StatisticRiver RougeMichiganNational
Population density (sq mi)2,86710191
Median age35.039.537.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)37%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1852%41%43%
Speak English89%91%79%
Speak Spanish10%3%13%
River Rouge, MI has a population of 7,609 and is the 4,879th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,867 per sq mi which is 2742% higher than the Michigan average and 3064% higher than the national average. The median age in River Rouge is 35 which is approximately 11% lower than the Michigan average of 40. In River Rouge, 37% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 89% speak English and 10% speak Spanish. 82% of River Rouge residents were born in Michigan, 12% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 5% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in River Rouge is 2742% higher than Michigan.
  • The median age in River Rouge is 11% lower than Michigan.
  • In River Rouge 41.29% of the population is White.
  • In River Rouge 50.10% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In River Rouge 0.00% of the population is Asian.

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River Rouge population breakdown by race

RaceRiver RougeMichiganNational
Black or African American50.10%13.89%12.63%
American Indian0.00%0.53%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race3.75%2.74%3.06%
Other race4.86%1.12%4.75%
In River Rouge, 15.0% 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.

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