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Detroit, MI (Michigan) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $50,200 (it was $62,800 in 2000)
Detroit:

$50,200
Michigan:

$155,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $25,700 - $85,500

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $71,554
Here:

$71,554
State:

$200,684

Townhouses or other attached units: $90,692
Here:

$90,692
State:

$176,879

In 2-unit structures: $72,567
Here:

$72,567
State:

$141,485

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $197,645
Here:

$197,645
State:

$149,303

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $334,425
Here:

$334,425
State:

$150,425

Mobile homes: $43,397
Here:

$43,397
State:

$52,615

Detroit,MI index of house prices

Total population: 680,250 (All urban)

Houses: 363,525 (264,360 occupied: 124,096 owner occupied, 140,264 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

53%
State:

29%

Housing density: 2,620 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $180,475.

Median contract rent in 2017: $383 (lower quartile is $304, upper quartile is $476)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $519


Median gross rent in Detroit, MI in 2017: $486

Housing units in Detroit with a mortgage: 37,947 (1,523 second mortgage, 2,253 home equity loan, 203 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 86,149

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $54,257

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $35,667

Median monthly housing costs: $679


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Detroit, Michigan Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1947

Median year apartment built: 1950

Household type by relationship:

Households: 673,103
  • In family households: 513,385 (46,979 male householders, 94,304 female householders)
    52,834 spouses, 218,537 children (208,907 natural, 3,446 adopted, 6,184 stepchildren), 33,029 grandchildren, 17,349 brothers or sisters, 9,882 parents, 19,272 other relatives, 21,199 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 146,034 (62,753 male householders (53,888 living alone)), 60,324 female householders (52,892 living alone)), 22,957 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 13,684

Size of family households: 55,588 2-persons, 38,191 3-persons, 23,970 4-persons, 11,264 5-persons, 6,916 6-persons, 5,354 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 106,780 1-person, 13,685 2-persons, 1,671 3-persons, 741 4-persons, 200 5-persons.

40,757 married couples with children.
89,996 single-parent households (13,079 men, 76,917 women).

89.4% of residents of Detroit speak English at home.
5.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (57% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other language at home (51% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 41,374 (6.1%)
(41.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

5.0
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Detroit, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Detroit, Michigan
  • 335no bedroom
  • 3,0071 bedroom
  • 25,5572 bedrooms
  • 67,0483 bedrooms
  • 22,1084 bedrooms
  • 6,0415+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Detroit, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Detroit, Michigan
  • 6,587no bedroom
  • 32,2801 bedroom
  • 41,5422 bedrooms
  • 48,7093 bedrooms
  • 8,9584 bedrooms
  • 2,1885+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Detroit in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Detroit in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 15,525no vehicle
  • 53,2601 vehicle
  • 37,5652 vehicles
  • 11,7553 vehicles
  • 4,4404 vehicles
  • 1,5515+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Detroit in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Detroit in renter-occupied apartments
  • 45,643no vehicle
  • 69,1571 vehicle
  • 20,9402 vehicles
  • 3,7633 vehicles
  • 6594 vehicles
  • 1025+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Detroit, Michigan
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Detroit, Michigan
  • 2111 room
  • 3622 rooms
  • 2,0533 rooms
  • 7,5404 rooms
  • 24,2455 rooms
  • 36,4616 rooms
  • 24,0787 rooms
  • 14,2248 rooms
  • 14,9229+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Detroit, Michigan
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Detroit, Michigan
  • 6,0221 room
  • 4,9482 rooms
  • 22,5723 rooms
  • 21,9934 rooms
  • 30,6455 rooms
  • 28,0096 rooms
  • 12,7857 rooms
  • 8,6448 rooms
  • 4,6469+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Detroit, MI
  • Detroit, MI household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Detroit, MI in 2017
  • 52,976Less than $10,000
  • 42,875$10,000 to $19,999
  • 34,706$20,000 to $29,999
  • 33,672$30,000 to $39,999
  • 25,074$40,000 to $49,999
  • 18,723$50,000 to $59,999
  • 18,090$60,000 to $74,999
  • 16,711$75,000 to $99,999
  • 9,563$100,000 to $124,999
  • 4,447$125,000 to $149,999
  • 4,961$150,000 to $199,999
  • 2,562$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Detroit, MI

  • Distribution of house value in Detroit, MI in 2017
  • 6,934Less than $10,000
  • 9,924$10,000 to $14,999
  • 6,360$15,000 to $19,999
  • 7,098$20,000 to $24,999
  • 5,402$25,000 to $29,999
  • 9,107$30,000 to $34,999
  • 4,796$35,000 to $39,999
  • 12,218$40,000 to $49,999
  • 10,847$50,000 to $59,999
  • 8,421$60,000 to $69,999
  • 7,989$70,000 to $79,999
  • 7,287$80,000 to $89,999
  • 3,742$90,000 to $99,999
  • 5,945$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,359$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3,789$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,309$175,000 to $199,999
  • 3,786$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,872$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,856$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,005$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,564$500,000 to $749,999
  • 181$750,000 to $999,999
  • 149$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 29$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 127$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Detroit, MI

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Detroit, MI in 2017
  • 2,707Less than $100
  • 1,394$100 to $149
  • 3,736$150 to $199
  • 4,834$200 to $249
  • 1,469$250 to $299
  • 3,880$300 to $349
  • 3,555$350 to $399
  • 8,171$400 to $449
  • 8,315$450 to $499
  • 15,066$500 to $549
  • 9,351$550 to $599
  • 14,106$600 to $649
  • 12,622$650 to $699
  • 10,776$700 to $749
  • 8,233$750 to $799
  • 10,164$800 to $899
  • 3,063$900 to $999
  • 4,375$1,000 to $1,249
  • 2,670$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,922$1,500 to $1,999
  • 222$2,000 to $2,499
  • 281$2,500 to $2,999
  • 9,352No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 70.3%
Number of people working at home: 9,054 (4.0% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 2,305
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 11,470
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 30,409
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 40,964
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 42,020
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 20,397
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 33,084
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 4,617
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 6,842
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 13,286
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 9,316
  • 90 or more minutes: 4,998
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Detroit

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 224,575 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 23,948 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12,219 (4%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 62 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 68 (0%)
  • Taxi: 3,906 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 1,284 (0%)
  • Walked: 7,750 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 9,054 (3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 9.5%Males
  • 6.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 20.8%Males
  • 14.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 7.2%Males
  • 24.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 7.3%Males
  • 14.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 13.2%Males
  • 12.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 12.3%Males
  • 22.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 8.2%Males
  • 15.1%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Detroit, Michigan
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Detroit, Michigan
  • 10,2642010 or later
  • 13,9972000 to 2009
  • 9,5841990 to 1999
  • 8,6171980 to 1989
  • 5,3201970 to 1979
  • 5,884Before 1970
Ancestries in Detroit, MI

First ancestries reported:

  • American: 16,828 (3.0%)
  • African: 12,869 (2.3%)
  • Arab: 4,946 (0.9%)
  • Polish: 4,059 (0.7%)
  • Irish: 2,359 (0.4%)
  • German: 2,347 (0.4%)
  • European: 1,573 (0.3%)
  • English: 1,374 (0.2%)
  • Jamaican: 1,352 (0.2%)
  • Iraqi: 1,157 (0.2%)
  • Italian: 1,141 (0.2%)
  • Nigerian: 732 (0.1%)
  • Lebanese: 473 (0.09%)
  • French: 356 (0.06%)
  • Ukrainian: 353 (0.06%)
  • Palestinian: 352 (0.06%)
  • Romanian: 332 (0.06%)
  • Ghanaian: 331 (0.06%)
  • French Canadian: 316 (0.06%)
  • Scottish: 292 (0.05%)
  • Dutch: 213 (0.04%)
  • Sudanese: 200 (0.04%)
  • Greek: 184 (0.03%)
  • Iranian: 173 (0.03%)
  • Russian: 160 (0.03%)
  • Macedonian: 159 (0.03%)
  • Belgian: 148 (0.03%)
  • Hungarian: 139 (0.03%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 138 (0.03%)
  • Norwegian: 126 (0.02%)
  • Swedish: 118 (0.02%)
  • Armenian: 114 (0.02%)
  • Canadian: 113 (0.02%)
  • South African: 110 (0.02%)
  • Albanian: 110 (0.02%)
  • Eastern European: 108 (0.02%)
  • Maltese: 102 (0.02%)
  • Finnish: 101 (0.02%)
  • Welsh: 96 (0.02%)
  • Lithuanian: 88 (0.02%)
  • British: 85 (0.02%)
  • Haitian: 78 (0.01%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 74 (0.01%)
  • Scandinavian: 72 (0.01%)
  • Assyrian: 67 (0.01%)
  • Kenyan: 67 (0.01%)
  • Brazilian: 59 (0.01%)
  • Ugandan: 59 (0.01%)
  • Slovak: 52 (0.01%)
  • Latvian: 51 (0.01%)
  • Northern European: 50 (0.01%)
  • Czech: 50 (0.01%)
  • Jordanian: 48 (0.01%)
  • Belizean: 46 (0.01%)
  • West Indian: 42 (0.01%)
  • Moroccan: 39 (0.01%)
  • German Russian: 35 (0.01%)
  • Australian: 35 (0.01%)
  • Bahamian: 33 (0.01%)
  • Swiss: 32 (0.01%)
  • Serbian: 31 (0.01%)
  • Liberian: 30 (0.01%)
  • Barbadian: 30 (0.01%)
  • Ethiopian: 28 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Mexico
Detroit:

37.2% (15,529)
Michigan:

100.0% (-1)

Bangladesh
Detroit:

12.7% (5,299)
Michigan:

100.0% (-1)

Yemen
Detroit:

9.6% (4,002)
Michigan:

100.0% (-1)

Iraq
Detroit:

4.4% (1,828)
Michigan:

100.0% (-1)

India
Detroit:

2.6% (1,088)
Michigan:

100.0% (-1)

Jamaica
Detroit:

2.5% (1,024)
Michigan:

100.0% (-1)

Guatemala
Detroit:

2.1% (890)
Michigan:

100.0% (-1)

Canada
Detroit:

1.9% (799)
Michigan:

100.0% (-1)

Dominican Republic
Detroit:

1.9% (776)
Michigan:

100.0% (-1)

Nigeria
Detroit:

1.7% (699)
Michigan:

100.0% (-1)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 507,165
  • Other state: 118,956
  • Northeast: 8,921
  • Midwest: 21,014
  • South: 82,405
  • West: 6,616

84.5% of Detroit residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42.7% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65.3% lived in Michigan.


Detroit:

84.5%
State average:

85.8%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3,792
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,160
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,543
  • 7th and 8th grade: 4,337
  • 9th grade: 3,723
  • 10th grade: 5,798
  • 11th grade: 12,558
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 7,569
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 74,376
  • Less than 1 year of college: 11,491
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 36,939
  • Associate degree: 11,906
  • Bachelor's degree: 15,909
  • Master's degree: 6,874
  • Professional school degree: 1,702
  • Doctorate degree: 904
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3,181
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 762
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,484
  • 7th and 8th grade: 4,212
  • 9th grade: 4,532
  • 10th grade: 7,577
  • 11th grade: 10,542
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 7,227
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 68,813
  • Less than 1 year of college: 15,767
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 49,109
  • Associate degree: 22,998
  • Bachelor's degree: 20,696
  • Master's degree: 14,200
  • Professional school degree: 1,963
  • Doctorate degree: 1,352
Educational Attainment for Females
Detroit marital status for males
Detroit marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 242,515
  • One, attached: 22,326
  • Two: 22,055
  • 3 or 4: 9,315
  • 5 to 9: 10,563
  • 10 to 19: 11,919
  • 20 to 49: 12,489
  • 50 or more: 31,024
  • Mobile homes: 1,222
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 97

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,725

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 19.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 22.4%

House/condo owner moved in on average 16 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Detroit
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Detroit, MI
  • 93.7%Utility gas
  • 3.9%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Detroit, MI
  • 80.7%Utility gas
  • 16.4%Electricity
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4,584
Here:

6.4%
Michigan:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,376
Here:

8.7%
Michigan:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,933
Here:

16.2%
Michigan:

15.3%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability