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Income/capita 31%
Household income 19%
Unemployment 74%
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IndexRomulusMichiganNational
Income per capita$20,516$27,549$29,829
Median household income$44,727$50,803$55,322
Median income owner occupied$51,689$62,251$70,586
Median income renter occupied$31,449$28,598$35,192
Median earnings male$27,931$35,730$36,919
Median earnings female$26,511$22,948$26,250
Unemployment rate8.1%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level19.3%16.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Romulus is 31% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Romulus is 19% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Romulus is 74% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Romulus is 27% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $29,815$44,727$89,454
      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.

      Romulus median earnings by income bracket

      Romulus employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.2%0.8%
      Manufacturing sector24.4%0.4%
      Financial & insurance services0.5%6.4%
      Wholesale & retail services12.7%11.6%
      Public administration5.6%5.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities13.7%5.7%
      Education, health & social services12.7%32.5%
      Other22.2%23.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Northville, MI5,986$99,05279.0%
      Plymouth, MI8,956$78,25441.5%
      Livonia, MI94,849$71,06328.5%
      Allen Park, MI27,519$65,84819.0%
      Maybee, MI640$64,37516.4%
      Romulus, MI23,457$44,72719.2%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Dinuba, CA23,465$38,00831.3%
      Barstow, CA23,438$37,08533.0%
      Candler-McAfee, GA23,478$36,25734.5%
      Sebastian, FL23,432$46,49316.0%
      Morton Grove, IL23,413$75,79737.0%
      Romulus, MI23,457$44,72719.2%
      Source: The Romulus, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).