Inkster, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 24,453 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -18.8%
 
Males: 12,100  (49.5%)
Females: 12,353  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

34.2 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 48141, 48186.

Inkster Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,793 (it was $35,950 in 2000)
Inkster:

$39,793
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,766 (it was $16,711 in 2000)

Inkster city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $80,032 (it was $67,300 in 2000)
Inkster:

$80,032
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $74,015; detached houses: $74,727; townhouses or other attached units: $91,292; in 2-unit structures: $40,193

Median gross rent in 2017: $778.

March 2019 cost of living index in Inkster: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 33.6%
(29.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.3% for Black residents, 19.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.0% for American Indian residents, 36.5% for other race residents, 31.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Inkster, MI (2017)
    • 17,24170.3%Black alone
    • 4,76819.4%White alone
    • 7953.2%Two or more races
    • 7343.0%Hispanic
    • 2551.0%American Indian alone
    • 2000.8%Other race alone
    • 1610.7%Asian alone

Races in Inkster detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 155 registered sex offenders living in Inkster, Michigan as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Inkster is 158 to 1.


Crime rates in Inkster by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
13
(44.4)
6
(20.8)
4
(14.2)
2
(7.4)
9
(34.3)
11
(43.3)
9
(35.5)
10
(39.8)
15
(60.4)
6
(24.2)
0
(0.0)
7
(28.5)
9
(37.0)
9
(37.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
22
(75.2)
27
(93.8)
32
(113.3)
33
(122.7)
23
(87.6)
33
(129.8)
32
(126.2)
32
(127.3)
25
(100.6)
20
(80.8)
31
(125.7)
31
(126.3)
37
(152.1)
40
(164.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
75
(256.3)
75
(260.4)
86
(304.6)
118
(438.7)
90
(342.7)
87
(342.1)
96
(378.7)
84
(334.3)
73
(293.8)
54
(218.2)
64
(259.6)
73
(297.4)
48
(197.3)
43
(176.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
149
(509.2)
242
(840.3)
257
(910.3)
286
(1,063)
329
(1,253)
318
(1,251)
322
(1,270)
255
(1,015)
283
(1,139)
224
(905.2)
203
(823.3)
213
(867.7)
260
(1,069)
170
(698.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
320
(1,094)
403
(1,399)
500
(1,771)
434
(1,613)
366
(1,394)
449
(1,766)
440
(1,736)
465
(1,850)
447
(1,799)
330
(1,334)
407
(1,651)
316
(1,287)
230
(945.6)
242
(994.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
461
(1,575)
501
(1,740)
464
(1,643)
411
(1,528)
404
(1,538)
390
(1,534)
453
(1,787)
408
(1,624)
457
(1,839)
328
(1,326)
366
(1,484)
322
(1,312)
343
(1,410)
312
(1,282)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
266
(909.0)
257
(892.4)
169
(598.6)
190
(706.3)
133
(506.5)
105
(412.9)
105
(414.2)
140
(557.1)
130
(523.1)
107
(432.4)
123
(498.8)
86
(350.3)
89
(365.9)
102
(419.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
17
(58.1)
12
(41.7)
20
(70.8)
21
(78.1)
18
(68.5)
22
(86.5)
22
(86.8)
19
(75.6)
19
(76.5)
6
(24.2)
0
(0.0)
9
(36.7)
8
(32.9)
9
(37.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)540.0601.8630.0687.8691.6761.1765.8723.7758.4540.6557.9591.4620.5552.6

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City-data.com crime index in Inkster, MI

Crime rate in Inkster detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 36 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.07
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: American (2.3%), African (1.8%), Polish (1.3%), Arab (1.3%), Lebanese (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 628 feet

Land area: 6.26 square miles.

Population density: 3,904 people per square mile   (average).

Inkster, Michigan map

1,097 residents are foreign born (4.2% Asia, 0.7% Latin America, 0.5% Africa).

This city:

4.5%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,962 (3.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,636 (3.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dearborn Heights, MI (1.9 miles , pop. 58,264).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (12.6 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (226.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Dearborn Heights, MI (1.4 miles ),
Garden City, MI (1.6 miles ),
Wayne, MI (1.9 miles ),
Westland, MI (1.9 miles ),
Taylor, MI (2.2 miles ),
Romulus, MI (2.2 miles ),
Dearborn, MI (2.3 miles ),
Allen Park, MI (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 42.29 N, Longitude: 83.31 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,427 (-22.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 923 (10.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 734

Distribution of median household income in Inkster, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Inkster, MI in 2017
Inkster satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $79,600
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $74,600
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $72,600
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $84,000
  • 2001: 28 buildings, average cost: $97,900
  • 2002: 22 buildings, average cost: $118,400
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 2005: 31 buildings, average cost: $173,800
  • 2006: 48 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $40,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $75,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Inkster, MI residents
Average permit cost in Inkster, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

7.6%
Michigan:

4.4%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Inkster, MI
Historical housing units in Inkster, MI
Most common industries in Inkster, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (14.3%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.4%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Construction (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (19.9%)
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
  • Health care (4.2%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.9%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Inkster, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Computer specialists (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.5%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)

Average climate in Inkster, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Inkster, Michigan average temperatures Inkster, Michigan average precipitation Inkster, Michigan humidity Inkster, Michigan wind speed Inkster, Michigan snowfall Inkster, Michigan sunshine Inkster, Michigan clear and cloudy days

Inkster, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 90.4. This is worse than average.

City:

90.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.489. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.489
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 13.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.1
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.867. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.867
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.61
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00550. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00550
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Inkster-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.6 miles away from the Inkster city center injured 22 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 tornado 16.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 55 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Inkster-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 160.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 120.7 miles away from Inkster center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 133.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 284.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 131.1 miles away from Inkster center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 358.5 miles away from Inkster center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wayne County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Inkster topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Inkster:

  • GOLDEN HOMECARE SERVICES (29150 CARLYSLE)
  • ADVANCE NURSING CENTER (2936 S JOHN DALY RD)
  • CITY AND COUNTRY CONVALESCENT HOMES, INC (28355 MICHIGAN AVENUE)

Amtrak stations near Inkster:

  • 4 miles: GREENFIELD VILLAGE (DEARBORN, 20900 OAKWOOD BLVD.)
  • 6 miles: DEARBORN (16121 MICHIGAN AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.
  • 14 miles: DETROIT (11 W. BALTIMORE AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Inkster:

  • Henry Ford Community College (about 5 miles; Dearborn, MI; Full-time enrollment: 12,610)
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn (about 5 miles; Dearborn, MI; FT enrollment: 6,712)
  • Baker College of Allen Park (about 6 miles; Allen Park, MI; FT enrollment: 2,693)
  • Madonna University (about 9 miles; Livonia, MI; FT enrollment: 3,212)
  • Schoolcraft College (about 11 miles; Livonia, MI; FT enrollment: 10,867)
  • University of Detroit Mercy (about 13 miles; Detroit, MI; FT enrollment: 3,406)
  • Lawrence Technological University (about 13 miles; Southfield, MI; FT enrollment: 2,430)

Public high schools in Inkster:

  • BURGER DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Students: 246, Location: 28865 CARLYSLE ST, Grades: KG-12)
  • WESTWOOD CYBER HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 25824 MICHIGAN AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Inkster:

  • PETERSON-WARREN ACADEMY (Students: 133, Location: 4000 SYLVIA ST, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Inkster:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Inkster: Inkster Valley Golf Course (A), Inkster City Hall (B), Inkster Court House (C), Inkster Fire Department (D), Inkster Library (E), Inkster Police Station (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Inkster Town Center Shopping Center (1), IGA - Inkster Center Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Union Chapel Cemetery (1), Westwood Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Perrin Drain (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Inkster include: Tomlinson Park (1), Westwood Park (2), Bel-Aire Park (3), Demby Park (4), Oakgrove Park (5), Colonial Park (6), Lemoyne Park (7), Lower Rouge Parkway (8), Northwest Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Avon-Bungalow Motel (28525 Michigan Avenue), Alpine Motel (26131 Michigan Avenue), Esquire Motel (25911 Michigan Avenue), Evergreen Motel (28473 Michigan Avenue), Budget Inn (26040 Michigan Avenue), Del Rio Motel (25835 Michigan Avenue).

Birthplace of: J'Leon Love - Boxer, Marcus Fizer - Basketball player, Tyrone Wheatley - 2005 NFL player (Oakland Raiders, born: Jan 19, 1972), Georgeanna Tillman - Musician, Alex Legion - Basketball player, Keshawn Martin - Football player, Victor Morris - College basketball player (Cleveland St. Vikings), Tyji Armstrong - Football player.

Wayne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Inkster and their reported violations in the past:

LOCUST GROVE CMGD-WEST (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.9%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.1%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Inkster in 2010:

  • 202 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 15 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 3 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in Inkster in 2000:

  • 73 people in nursing homes
  • 50 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 45 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Inkster (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Inkster Branch at 27020 Michigan Avenue, branch established on 1949/01/19. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.

For population 15 years and over in Inkster:

Marital status in Inkster, MI
  • Never married: 47.0%
  • Now married: 29.3%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

For population 25 years and over in Inkster:

  • High school or higher: 83.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Inkster
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhood in Inkster (Inkster, Michigan Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Inkster, MI (based on Wayne County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic297,283151
Evangelical Protestant183,985527
Black Protestant124,432282
Mainline Protestant85,387231
Other79,840116
Orthodox17,58023
None1,032,077-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 556
This county:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 18
Wayne County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 294
Wayne County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 523
This county:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,019
This county:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

33.2%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wayne County:

12.9%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.1%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.1%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Inkster:

29.8
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Inkster:

19.0%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Inkster:

13.2%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Inkster:

6.6
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Inkster:

35.1%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

54.1%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.6%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Inkster, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 25$108,235$51,9531$2,653
Housing and Community Development (Local) 23$78,663$41,0420$0
Firefighters 20$69,064$41,4380$0
Judicial and Legal 11$35,997$39,2691$1,869
Other Government Administration 10$65,805$78,9660$0
Water Supply 9$30,625$40,8330$0
Financial Administration 4$15,406$46,2180$0
Police - Other 1$3,389$40,6682$2,296
Fire - Other 1$4,193$50,3160$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 5$5,119
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 104$411,377$47,4679$11,937

Inkster government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $1,166,000 ($47.68)
  • Current Operations - Housing and Community Development: $8,401,000 ($343.56)
    Sewerage: $5,459,000 ($223.24)
    General - Other: $4,861,000 ($198.79)
    Police Protection: $3,397,000 ($138.92)
    Water Utilities: $2,939,000 ($120.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,860,000 ($76.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,439,000 ($58.85)
    Regular Highways: $1,286,000 ($52.59)
    Financial Administration: $958,000 ($39.18)
    Central Staff Services: $770,000 ($31.49)
    General Public Buildings: $764,000 ($31.24)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $719,000 ($29.40)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $403,000 ($16.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $398,000 ($16.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $883,000 ($36.11)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $609,000 ($24.90)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $302,000 ($12.35)
    Other - Transit Utilities: $34,000 ($1.39)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,601,000 ($229.05)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $557,000 ($22.78)

Inkster government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,794,000 ($277.84)
    Other: $1,244,000 ($50.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,153,000 ($47.15)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,080,000 ($44.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $43,000 ($1.76)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $9,590,000 ($392.18)
    Other: $627,000 ($25.64)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $15,000 ($0.61)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,753,000 ($112.58)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,454,000 ($59.46)
    Rents: $80,000 ($3.27)
    Sale of Property: $28,000 ($1.15)
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000 ($0.12)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,659,000 ($149.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,507,000 ($143.42)
    Highways: $1,837,000 ($75.12)
    Other: $342,000 ($13.99)
  • Tax - Property: $8,904,000 ($364.13)
    Other License: $597,000 ($24.41)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $55,000 ($2.25)

Inkster government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,837,000 ($1629.13)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,344,000 ($1445.39)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,536,000 ($185.50)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,000 ($1.76)

Inkster government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,235,000 ($827.51)

4.09% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,058 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.09%
Michigan average:

5.43%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($896 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Oakland County, MI  1.09% ($53,755 average AGI)
from Macomb County, MI  0.58% ($34,674)
from Washtenaw County, MI  0.38% ($54,183)


4.83% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,166 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.83%
Michigan average:

5.69%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($740 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Oakland County, MI  1.31% ($55,624 average AGI)
to Macomb County, MI  0.81% ($34,456)
to Washtenaw County, MI  0.34% ($50,963)
Businesses in Inkster, MI
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Dairy Queen1Nike1
Foot Locker1U-Haul2
H&R Block1

Strongest AM radio stations in Inkster:

  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXDX (1310 AM; 5 kW; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCAR (1090 AM; 1 kW; LIVONIA, MI; Owner: WCAR-AM, NC.)
  • WMKM (1440 AM; 1 kW; INKSTER, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • WDEO (990 AM; 9 kW; YPSILANTI, MI; Owner: WORD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WTKA (1050 AM; 10 kW; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNZK (690 AM; 3 kW; DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSDS (1480 AM; 4 kW; SALEM TOWNSHIP, MI; Owner: KOCH BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Inkster:

  • WMUZ (103.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WRIF (101.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGC-FM (105.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WCSX (94.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WKRK-FM (97.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNIC (100.3 FM; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDVD (96.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYCD (99.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN)
  • WMXD (92.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDTJ (105.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDTW (106.7 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDRQ (93.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDTR-FM (90.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION, CITY OF DETROIT)
  • WVMV (98.7 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDET-FM (101.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WJLB (97.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHFR (89.3 FM; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WKQI (95.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGPR (107.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WGPR, INC.)
  • WOMC (104.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN)

TV broadcast stations around Inkster:

  • WXYZ-TV (Channel 7; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CHANNEL 7 OF DETROIT, INC.)
  • WJBK (Channel 2; DETROIT, MI; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJ-TV (Channel 62; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WDWB (Channel 20; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WXON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTVS (Channel 56; DETROIT, MI; Owner: DETROIT EDUC. TV FOUNDATION)
  • WKBD (Channel 50; DETROIT, MI; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF DETROIT INC.)
  • WBXD-CA (Channel 5; DETROIT, MI; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WDIV-TV (Channel 4; DETROIT, MI; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • W33BY (Channel 68; DETROIT, MI; Owner: HIGHLAND PARK BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WLPC-LP (Channel 26; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GLENN R. AND KARIN A. PLUMMER)
  • WDWO-CA (Channel 18; DETROIT, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WTOL (Channel 11; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WNWO-TV (Channel 24; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WUPW (Channel 36; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: WUPW BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPXD (Channel 31; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WADL (Channel 38; MOUNT CLEMENS, MI; Owner: ADELL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVG (Channel 13; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: WTVG, INC.)
  • WGTE-TV (Channel 30; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: THE PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION OF NW OHIO)
  • W48BZ (Channel 48; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Inkster fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 9.7mTotal length
  • 79,877Total average daily traffic
  • 7,589Total average daily truck traffic
  • 64,000Total future (year 2010) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Inkster)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 27717 Michigan Ave (Lat: 42.292806 Lon: -83.313250), Call Sign: KQE214,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.370 MHz, Grant Date: 01/22/1998, Expiration Date: 03/28/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/29/2003, Registrant: City Of Inkster, 27717 Micigan Ave, Inkster, MI 48141
  • 29129 Ecorse Rd (Lat: 42.252806 Lon: -83.324917), Call Sign: KLP830, Licensee ID: L00101791,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.870 MHz, Grant Date: 12/02/1997, Expiration Date: 12/15/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/16/2003, Registrant: Central Transport Inc, 34200 Mound Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48077
  • Lat: 42.286667 Lon: -83.329722, Call Sign: WQAP968,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.955 MHz, 152.300 MHz, 157.560 MHz, Grant Date: 07/16/2004, Expiration Date: 07/16/2014, Cancellation Date: 09/20/2014, Certifier: Patrick Wimberly, Registrant: Electrocomm - Michigan Inc, 28 N Saginaw Ste 710, Pontiac, MI 48342, Phone: (248) 334-4300, Fax: (248) 334-4303
  • Lat: 42.304278 Lon: -83.321250, Call Sign: WQLE915,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.587 MHz, 456.587 MHz, 451.687 MHz, 456.687 MHz, Grant Date: 01/04/2010, Expiration Date: 01/04/2020, Certifier: Bettye Milledge, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Email:
  • Lat: 42.292750 Lon: -83.313972, Call Sign: WQNR571,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.312 MHz, Grant Date: 04/29/2011, Expiration Date: 04/29/2021, Certifier: Carl Brooks, Registrant: Kp Electronics, Inc., 415 Sargon Way, Horsham, PA 19044, Phone: (215) 442-7460, Fax: (215) 442-7461, Email:
  • Inkster MO, Lat: 42.289472 Lon: -83.318250, Call Sign: WQSX834,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.505 MHz, Grant Date: 12/06/2013, Expiration Date: 12/06/2023, Certifier: Joseph Mcconaghy, Registrant: National Railroad Passenger Corporation, 2955 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Phone: (215) 349-2558, Fax: (215) 349-4541, Email:
  • Lat: 42.290806 Lon: -83.299694, Call Sign: WQYK426,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.037 MHz, 469.037 MHz, 464.112 MHz, 469.112 MHz, 464.437 MHz, Grant Date: 10/24/2016, Expiration Date: 10/24/2026, Certifier: Leona Burja, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Inkster)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T-50 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 131 mph), Engine: LYCOMING R680E SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 54625 , Serial Number: 454722, Year manufactured: 1943
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph Shallow, 8681 Hollywood, Inkster, MI 48141
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 06/21/1971
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 86194 , Serial Number: 11AC-624, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Corporation): Falconair Aviation Inc, % F E Cary 28261 Van Born Rd, Inkster, MI 48141
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3189U , Serial Number: 18254589, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 01/25/1963, Certificate Issue Date: 07/05/1985
    Registrant (Individual): Donald R Laney, 3575 Harrison Ave Apt 2-B, Inkster, MI 48141
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 09/07/2018
  • Aircraft: WACO UPF-7 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 165 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR W670 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 32190 , Serial Number: 5822, Year manufactured: 1963, Certificate Issue Date: 02/24/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Francis J Longuski, 2648 Bayhan Po Box 97, Inkster, MI 48141
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/05/2018
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 14-13-2 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4165 SERIES (165 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 74383 , Serial Number: 1496, Year manufactured: 1947, Certificate Issue Date: 02/12/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Francis J Longuski, 2648 Bayhan Po Box 97, Inkster, MI 48141
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/04/2017
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8844C , Serial Number: 22-1458, Year manufactured: 1953
    Registrant (Partnership): & V Flying Club Inc G, P O Box 42, Inkster, MI 48141
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/21/2017

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED19$57,6846$36,33344$94,68216$9,1881$2,591,0004$100,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$82,2222$34,50010$71,4002$2,5000$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$63,60016$45,93893$70,90362$16,5000$015$39,5333$30,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$51,1822$83,00019$84,4213$14,0000$02$61,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$59,5000$03$99,0001$84,0000$01$120,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 5701.00 , 5702.00, 5704.00, 5705.00, 5706.00, 5708.00, 5709.00, 5710.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$36,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$50,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 5701.00 , 5702.00, 5704.00, 5705.00, 5706.00, 5708.00, 5709.00, 5710.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Inkster, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Inkster, MI - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 124. The highest number of reported fires - 231 took place in 2006, and the least - 24 in 2014. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Inkster, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (61.8%), and Outside Fires (16.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Inkster, MI
    • 1,30361.8%Structure Fires
    • 35416.8%Outside Fires
    • 32515.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1266.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Inkster, MI
Most common first names in Inkster, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John24172.5 years
James23669.3 years
Mary21177.1 years
William18470.2 years
Robert15367.2 years
Willie12867.8 years
Charles12368.6 years
George10871.3 years
Joseph10170.8 years
Edward8369.7 years
Most common last names in Inkster, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson13869.8 years
Williams13866.8 years
Smith11570.5 years
Jones9569.6 years
Davis6667.7 years
Robinson6268.1 years
Jackson6067.6 years
Brown5772.4 years
Thomas5671.7 years
Taylor4670.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Inkster, MI
  • 95.9%Utility gas
  • 2.5%Electricity
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Inkster, MI
  • 85.3%Utility gas
  • 12.9%Electricity
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Inkster compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Inkster on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 2,000 householders)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 200 householders)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: real estate and rental and leasing (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest city-data.com crime index, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #18 (48186) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #93 (48141) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Arab first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
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