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Detroit, MI (Michigan) Houses and Residents

Detroit,MI index of house prices

Total population: 680,250 (All urban)

Houses: 362,086 (259,295 occupied: 119,226 owner occupied, 140,069 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

54%
State:

30%

Housing density: 2,609 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $71,031.

Median contract rent in 2016: $383 (lower quartile is $304, upper quartile is $476)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $624


Median gross rent in Detroit, MI in 2016: $486

Housing units in Detroit with a mortgage: 42,622 (1,693 second mortgage, 3,289 home equity loan, 196 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 76,604

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $52,303

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $33,838

Median monthly housing costs: $693


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Detroit, Michigan Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $43,500 (it was $62,800 in 2000)
Detroit:

$43,500
Michigan:

$147,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $24,300 - $79,300

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $68,701
Here:

$68,701
State:

$192,201

Townhouses or other attached units: $81,245
Here:

$81,245
State:

$161,083

In 2-unit structures: $88,127
Here:

$88,127
State:

$125,779

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $153,349
Here:

$153,349
State:

$144,186

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $304,380
Here:

$304,380
State:

$147,281

Mobile homes: $38,486
Here:

$38,486
State:

$51,900
Median year house/condo built: 1946

Median year apartment built: 1950

Household type by relationship:

Households: 672,829
  • In family households: 516,613 (45,577 male householders, 93,979 female householders)
    48,474 spouses, 222,659 children (211,166 natural, 4,407 adopted, 7,086 stepchildren), 35,229 grandchildren, 18,828 brothers or sisters, 10,075 parents, 21,239 other relatives, 20,553 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 142,390 (60,464 male householders (51,971 living alone)), 59,275 female householders (52,068 living alone)), 22,651 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 13,826

Size of family households: 53,345 2-persons, 35,666 3-persons, 22,910 4-persons, 14,967 5-persons, 6,500 6-persons, 6,168 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 104,039 1-person, 12,968 2-persons, 2,057 3-persons, 355 4-persons, 270 5-persons, 50 6-persons.

43,466 married couples with children.
90,729 single-parent households (11,768 men, 78,961 women).

89.1% of residents of Detroit speak English at home.
5.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (58% speak English very well, 20% 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 (41% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other language at home (49% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 39,555 (5.9%)
(42.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

5.1
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Detroit, Michigan:

  • 272no bedroom
  • 2,4661 bedroom
  • 24,0822 bedrooms
  • 66,6033 bedrooms
  • 18,9224 bedrooms
  • 6,8815+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Detroit population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Detroit, Michigan:

  • 5,104no bedroom
  • 32,5691 bedroom
  • 37,7582 bedrooms
  • 51,9483 bedrooms
  • 10,3644 bedrooms
  • 2,3265+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Detroit population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Detroit in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 14,954no vehicle
  • 51,3061 vehicle
  • 36,8402 vehicles
  • 12,9113 vehicles
  • 2,2644 vehicles
  • 9515+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Detroit population

Cars and other vehicles available in Detroit in renter-occupied apartments

  • 48,977no vehicle
  • 65,9601 vehicle
  • 21,6482 vehicles
  • 2,7053 vehicles
  • 5104 vehicles
  • 2695+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Detroit population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Detroit, Michigan:

  • 2721 room
  • 4602 rooms
  • 1,7773 rooms
  • 7,3514 rooms
  • 23,9155 rooms
  • 37,3846 rooms
  • 19,9767 rooms
  • 12,3478 rooms
  • 15,7449+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Detroit population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Detroit, Michigan:

  • 4,4411 room
  • 5,4432 rooms
  • 21,4863 rooms
  • 20,2364 rooms
  • 29,2065 rooms
  • 33,4616 rooms
  • 13,7667 rooms
  • 7,5528 rooms
  • 4,4789+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Detroit population

Year house built

Median 2016 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 household income distribution

  • Detroit, MI household income distribution
  • 53,099Less than $10,000
  • 23,559$10,000 to $14,999
  • 20,332$15,000 to $19,999
  • 20,325$20,000 to $24,999
  • 17,953$25,000 to $29,999
  • 15,589$30,000 to $34,999
  • 14,004$35,000 to $39,999
  • 12,381$40,000 to $44,999
  • 9,894$45,000 to $49,999
  • 16,555$50,000 to $59,999
  • 18,857$60,000 to $74,999
  • 17,321$75,000 to $99,999
  • 8,812$100,000 to $124,999
  • 4,553$125,000 to $149,999
  • 4,144$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,917$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Detroit, MI

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Detroit, MI
  • 8,302Less than $10,000
  • 7,231$10,000 to $14,999
  • 6,513$15,000 to $19,999
  • 9,047$20,000 to $24,999
  • 7,645$25,000 to $29,999
  • 10,856$30,000 to $34,999
  • 5,989$35,000 to $39,999
  • 11,374$40,000 to $49,999
  • 9,753$50,000 to $59,999
  • 8,068$60,000 to $69,999
  • 4,980$70,000 to $79,999
  • 5,409$80,000 to $89,999
  • 2,690$90,000 to $99,999
  • 5,162$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3,330$125,000 to $149,999
  • 4,200$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,255$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,047$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,784$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,759$300,000 to $399,999
  • 423$400,000 to $499,999
  • 769$500,000 to $749,999
  • 60$750,000 to $999,999
  • 311$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 269$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Detroit, MI

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Detroit, MI
  • 1,722Less than $100
  • 1,931$100 to $149
  • 3,986$150 to $199
  • 5,887$200 to $249
  • 2,599$250 to $299
  • 4,224$300 to $349
  • 3,636$350 to $399
  • 8,050$400 to $449
  • 9,193$450 to $499
  • 18,093$500 to $549
  • 11,324$550 to $599
  • 12,239$600 to $649
  • 9,841$650 to $699
  • 9,718$700 to $749
  • 7,366$750 to $799
  • 8,495$800 to $899
  • 3,401$900 to $999
  • 4,540$1,000 to $1,249
  • 2,165$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,881$1,500 to $1,999
  • 128$2,000 to $2,499
  • 46$2,500 to $2,999
  • 56$3,000 to $3,499
  • 9,548No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 10,5802010 or later
  • 12,5922000 to 2009
  • 9,7551990 to 1999
  • 8,6171980 to 1989
  • 5,3201970 to 1979
  • 5,884Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Detroit population
Detroit commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 2,358
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 14,049
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 24,421
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 43,907
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 40,763
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 16,041
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 39,290
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 6,221
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 6,598
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 13,177
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 11,152
  • 90 or more minutes: 6,014
Detroit, MI Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 72.5%
Number of people working at home: 9,297 (4.0% of all workers)

Detroit mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 227,462 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 26,533 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 14,377 (5%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 282 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 281 (0%)
  • Taxi: 3,012 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 1,729 (1%)
  • Walked: 7,724 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 9,297 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 American: 18,689
 African: 9,108
 Arab: 4,883
 Polish: 4,011
 German: 2,423
 Irish: 2,399
 Italian: 1,318
 European: 1,312
 English: 1,079
 Jamaican: 1,005
 Iraqi: 862
 Ukrainian: 540
 Nigerian: 502
 Romanian: 452
 French (except Basque): 445
 Lebanese: 444
 Scottish: 350
 French Canadian: 329
 Palestinian: 313
 West Indian: 312
 Haitian: 234
 Scotch-Irish: 208
 Moroccan: 204
 Hungarian: 201
 Sudanese: 200
 Czech: 188
 Greek: 179
 Finnish: 176
 Russian: 175
 Armenian: 175
 Macedonian: 160
 Swedish: 155
 Iranian: 151
 Egyptian: 137
 Dutch: 136
 Canadian: 135
 British: 129
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 125
 Scandinavian: 120
 Maltese: 117
 Ghanaian: 111
 South African: 110
 Belgian: 108
 Liberian: 104
 Norwegian: 100
 Albanian: 99
 Bahamian: 93
 Lithuanian: 92
 Eastern European: 91
 Syrian: 78
 Welsh: 73
 Slovak: 73
 Ugandan: 70
 Kenyan: 67
 Brazilian: 64
 Turkish: 61
 Croatian: 54
 Belizean: 42
 Slovene: 35
 Barbadian: 35
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 33
 Northern European: 32
 German Russian: 31
 Jordanian: 31
 Estonian: 20
 Portuguese: 19
 Yugoslavian: 18
 Swiss: 17
 Austrian: 15
 British West Indian: 13
 Czechoslovakian: 13
 Israeli: 12
 Senegalese: 11
 Serbian: 11
 Danish: 9
 Latvian: 9
 Celtic: 9
 Australian: 9
 Ethiopian: 8
 Cape Verdean: 7
 Cajun: 7
 Basque: 6
 Dutch West Indian: 3
 Slavic: 3

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

  • 41%Mexico
  • 12%Bangladesh
  • 9%Yemen
  • 4%Iraq
  • 2%India
  • 2%Canada
  • 2%Guatemala

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

  • This state: 510,152
  • Other state: 118,531
  • Northeast: 10,056
  • Midwest: 19,873
  • South: 80,252
  • West: 8,350

84% of Detroit residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Michigan.

Detroit:

83.7%
State average:

85.2%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 2,760
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,401
  • 5th and 6th grade: 3,324
  • 7th and 8th grade: 4,216
  • 9th grade: 4,759
  • 10th grade: 8,931
  • 11th grade: 10,890
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 7,355
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 71,737
  • Less than 1 year of college: 10,281
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 37,750
  • Associate degree: 10,140
  • Bachelor's degree: 16,093
  • Master's degree: 6,067
  • Professional school degree: 1,592
  • Doctorate degree: 1,056

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3,136
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,004
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,524
  • 7th and 8th grade: 4,777
  • 9th grade: 4,237
  • 10th grade: 6,086
  • 11th grade: 12,632
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 7,934
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 66,855
  • Less than 1 year of college: 15,127
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 47,602
  • Associate degree: 20,628
  • Bachelor's degree: 22,501
  • Master's degree: 12,913
  • Professional school degree: 1,759
  • Doctorate degree: 1,923

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 14.8%Males
  • 9.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 20.3%Males
  • 16.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 14.1%Males
  • 22.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 7.7%Males
  • 10.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 7.4%Males
  • 13.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 18.3%Males
  • 16.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 8.0%Males
  • 12.7%Females
Detroit marital status for males
Detroit marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 238,852
  • One, attached: 29,025
  • Two: 18,874
  • 3 or 4: 9,655
  • 5 to 9: 7,735
  • 10 to 19: 9,421
  • 20 to 49: 14,870
  • 50 or more: 32,496
  • Mobile homes: 1,013
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 145

Median worth of mobile homes: $23,100

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 18.9%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 22.0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 18 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Detroit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Detroit
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (92.3%)
  • Electricity (5.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • Wood (0.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (80.6%)
  • Electricity (15.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • Wood (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4,410
Here:

6.1%
Michigan:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,109
Here:

5.4%
Michigan:

9.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,876
Here:

14.1%
Michigan:

13.8%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)