Inkster, Michigan

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Population in 2014: 24,786 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.7%
 
Males: 11,603  (46.8%)
Females: 13,183  (53.2%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
Michigan median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 48141, 48186.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $26,063 (it was $35,950 in 2000)
Inkster:

$26,063
MI:

$48,273

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,406 (it was $16,711 in 2000)

Inkster city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $49,847 (it was $67,300 in 2000)
Inkster:

$49,847
MI:

$117,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $62,955; Detached houses: $63,754; Townhouses or other attached units: $62,802; In 2-unit structures: $23,175

Median gross rent in 2013: $721.

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  • Races in Inkster, MI (2013)

    Inkster races chart
    • 19,05176.8%Black alone
    • 3,95315.9%White alone
    • 6732.7%Hispanic
    • 5822.3%Two or more races
    • 1720.7%Asian alone
    • 870.4%American Indian alone
    • 100.04%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Inkster: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (2.5%), United States (2.5%), Irish (2.2%), Polish (1.9%), Subsaharan African (1.8%), Arab (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 628 feet

Land area: 6.26 square miles.

Population density: 3,957 people per square mile   (average).

Inkster,MI real estate house value index trend

Inkster, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Inkster:

  • High school or higher: 81.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 15.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Inkster city:

  • Never married: 47.2%
  • Now married: 29.3%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

821 residents are foreign born (4.1% Asia, 1.1% Latin America, 0.5% Africa).

This city:

3.3%
Michigan:

6.2%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 136 registered sex offenders living in Inkster, Michigan as of September 27, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Inkster to the number of sex offenders is 184 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,888 (3.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,557 (3.3%)

Inkster satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.29 N, Longitude: 83.31 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,125 (-16.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 656 (8.5%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 734

Inkster household income distribution Inkster home values distribution

Crime rates in Inkster by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 07613642911910156
per 100,000 0.023.320.344.420.814.27.434.343.335.539.860.424.2
Rapes 25132822273233233332322520
per 100,000 82.143.494.775.293.8113.3122.787.6129.8126.2127.3100.680.8
Robberies 746571757586118908796847354
per 100,000 243.0216.8240.1256.3260.4304.6438.7342.7342.1378.7334.3293.8218.2
Assaults 312277284149242257286329318322255283224
per 100,000 1,024.5923.9960.3509.2840.3910.31,063.21,252.81,250.61,270.21,014.81,138.8905.2
Burglaries 347326288320403500434366449440465447330
per 100,000 1,139.41,087.3973.91,093.51,399.41,771.01,613.41,393.71,765.81,735.71,850.51,798.81,333.6
Thefts 436364442461501464411404390453408457328
per 100,000 1,431.61,214.01,494.61,575.41,739.71,643.51,527.91,538.41,533.71,787.01,623.61,839.01,325.5
Auto thefts 271219340266257169190133105105140130107
per 100,000 889.8730.41,149.7909.0892.4598.6706.3506.5412.9414.2557.1523.1432.4
Arson 2120261712202118222219196
per 100,000 69.066.787.958.141.770.878.168.586.586.875.676.524.2
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 571.3532.6621.7559.2623.2652.5712.3716.2788.2793.0749.5785.4559.9

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Crime rate in Inkster detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 26 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.01
Michigan average:

1.72
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.9%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -713 (-2.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Inkster: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Inkster, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, 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

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.

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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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 93.8. This is worse than average.

City:

93.8
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.382. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.382
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 14.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.9
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.25. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.25
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 24.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 22.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00560. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00560
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 38.1%
(28.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.4% for Black residents, 19.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.6% for other race residents, 43.4% for two or more races residents)
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)

Inkster, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Michigan average:

11.0

Inkster travel time to work - commute Inkster mode of transportation to work chart

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Neighborhood in Inkster (Inkster, Michigan Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Inkster city (based on Wayne County data)

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
Wayne County:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 18
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Wayne County:

33.2%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This 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 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 9$34,385$45,8470$0
Other Government Administration 6$27,785$55,5701$1,962
Judicial and Legal 15$55,813$44,6500$0
Police Protection - Officers 47$274,101$69,9830$0
Police - Other 10$19,819$23,7830$0
Firefighters 17$76,124$53,7350$0
Fire - Other 3$12,156$48,6240$0
Streets and Highways 7$23,357$40,0411$2,436
Solid Waste Management 4$12,905$38,7150$0
Parks and Recreation 5$20,238$48,57115$14,579
Housing and Community Development(Local) 26$91,601$42,2770$0
Water Supply 6$25,845$51,6900$0
Other and Unallocable 16$57,867$43,4002$1,666
Totals for Government 171$731,996$51,36819$20,643

Inkster government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,091,000 ($84.36)
    Sewerage: $527,000 ($21.26)
    General - Other: $452,000 ($18.24)
    Water Utilities: $284,000 ($11.46)
  • Current Operations - Housing and Community Development: $6,968,000 ($281.13)
    General - Other: $5,539,000 ($223.47)
    Police Protection: $5,420,000 ($218.67)
    Sewerage: $4,152,000 ($167.51)
    Regular Highways: $3,937,000 ($158.84)
    Water Utilities: $2,236,000 ($90.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,379,000 ($55.64)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,239,000 ($49.99)
    Financial Administration: $658,000 ($26.55)
    Central Staff Services: $547,000 ($22.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $484,000 ($19.53)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $424,000 ($17.11)
    Libraries: $184,000 ($7.42)
    General Public Buildings: $132,000 ($5.33)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $11,652,000 ($470.10)
    Corporate Bonds: $2,208,000 ($89.08)
    Benefit Payments: $1,707,000 ($68.87)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $1,206,000 ($48.66)
    Withdrawals: $20,000 ($0.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $337,000 ($13.60)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $545,000 ($21.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $250,000 ($10.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,821,000 ($355.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $482,000 ($19.45)

Inkster government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,399,000 ($177.48)
    All Other: $1,946,000 ($78.51)
    Housing and Community Development: $968,000 ($39.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $41,000 ($1.65)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $1,569,000 ($63.30)
    From Parent Local Government: $469,000 ($18.92)
    Local Employee Contribution: $326,000 ($13.15)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $7,392,000 ($298.23)
    All Other: $1,132,000 ($45.67)
    Highways: $53,000 ($2.14)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,612,000 ($105.38)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,134,000 ($86.10)
    Interest Earnings: $334,000 ($13.48)
    Sale of Property: $281,000 ($11.34)
    Rents: $39,000 ($1.57)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,368,000 ($95.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,501,000 ($181.59)
    Highways: $1,639,000 ($66.13)
    All Other: $56,000 ($2.26)
  • Tax - Property: $10,021,000 ($404.30)
    Other License: $401,000 ($16.18)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $19,000 ($0.77)

Inkster government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,743,000 ($957.92)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,269,000 ($777.41)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,300,000 ($254.18)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,826,000 ($73.67)

Inkster government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,681,000 ($67.82)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $7,180,000 ($289.68)
    Total Federal Securities: $5,866,000 ($236.67)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,843,000 ($518.16)

3.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,345 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.88%
Michigan average:

5.09%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($616 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Oakland County, MI  1.03% ($35,466 average AGI)
from Macomb County, MI  0.57% ($27,796)
from Washtenaw County, MI  0.33% ($34,618)


5.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,728 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Michigan average:

5.58%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($359 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Oakland County, MI  1.54% ($39,617 average AGI)
to Macomb County, MI  0.91% ($29,720)
to Washtenaw County, MI  0.33% ($40,152)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Inkster fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 15m49ftTotal length
  • 130,821Total average daily traffic
  • 10,136Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 27717 Michigan Ave (Lat: 42.292806 Lon: -83.313250), Call Sign: KQE214
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.370 MHzGrant Date: 01/22/1998, Expiration Date: 03/28/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/29/2003Registrant: City Of Inkster, 27717 Micigan Ave, Inkster, MI 48141
  • INKSTER SAD MH014.10, Cr Rofw Mp 14.1 300 Ft E Of Harrison Rd (Lat: 42.289472 Lon: -83.318250), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WNYB405
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.800 MHz, 161.115 MHzGrant Date: 12/28/2011, Expiration Date: 03/21/2022, Certifier: Jerry R CelioRegistrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • 29129 Ecorse Rd (Lat: 42.252806 Lon: -83.324917), Call Sign: KLP830, Licensee ID: L00101791
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.870 MHzGrant Date: 12/02/1997, Expiration Date: 12/15/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/16/2003Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 07/16/2004, Expiration Date: 07/16/2014, Cancellation Date: 09/20/2014, Certifier: Patrick WimberlyRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 01/04/2010, Expiration Date: 01/04/2020, Certifier: Bettye MilledgeRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 04/29/2011, Expiration Date: 04/29/2021, Certifier: Carl BrooksRegistrant: 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, Licensee ID: L00022880
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.505 MHzGrant Date: 12/06/2013, Expiration Date: 12/06/2023, Certifier: Joseph McconaghyRegistrant: National Railroad Passenger Corp Dba Amtrak, 30th St Sta Box 41, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Phone: (215) 349-1964, Fax: (215) 349-4541, 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • 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
    Registrant (Individual): Donald R Laney, 3575 Harrison Ave Apt 2-B, Inkster, MI 48141
  • 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
    Registrant (Individual): Francis J Longuski, 2648 Bayhan Po Box 97, Inkster, MI 48141
  • 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: 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
    Registrant (Individual): Francis J Longuski, 2648 Bayhan Po Box 97, Inkster, MI 48141
  • 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: 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

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 231
  • Hazardous Condition: 56

Incident types - Inkster

See full 2006 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Inkster, MI
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Dairy Queen1Nike1
Foot Locker1U-Haul2
H&R Block1

Inkster compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below 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 significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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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