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Detroit, Michigan Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $36,800 (it was $62,800 in 2000)
Detroit:

$36,800
Michigan:

$117,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $19,300 - $66,300

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $49,739
Here:

$49,739
State:

$159,597

Townhouses or other attached units: $56,597
Here:

$56,597
State:

$138,735

In 2-unit structures: $54,610
Here:

$54,610
State:

$89,877

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $58,632
Here:

$58,632
State:

$110,373

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $89,440
Here:

$89,440
State:

$119,825

Mobile homes: $14,121
Here:

$14,121
State:

$33,033
Median year house/condo built: 1946

Median year apartment built: 1949

Household type by relationship:

Households: 931,738

Size of family households: 69,726 2-persons, 55,278 3-persons, 42,214 4-persons, 25,935 5-persons, 14,012 6-persons, 13,253 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 99,745 1-person, 13,422 2-persons, 1,802 3-persons, 682 4-persons, 203 5-persons, 131 6-persons, 79 7-or-more-persons.

88,014 married couples with children.
141,851 single-parent households (15,985 men, 125,866 women).

90.8% of residents of Detroit speak English at home.
4.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other language at home (51% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 45,541 (4.8%)
(33.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.0
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.7
State:

4.1

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 1,047no bedroom
  • 5,6751 bedroom
  • 44,2602 bedrooms
  • 98,7893 bedrooms
  • 27,2024 bedrooms
  • 7,6995+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Detroit, Michigan:

  • 8,731no bedroom
  • 37,9691 bedroom
  • 53,1222 bedrooms
  • 41,2053 bedrooms
  • 8,5894 bedrooms
  • 2,1405+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 22,255no vehicle
  • 75,8121 vehicle
  • 61,5872 vehicles
  • 19,1073 vehicles
  • 4,5354 vehicles
  • 1,3765+ vehicles

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

  • 51,427no vehicle
  • 72,4551 vehicle
  • 22,8182 vehicles
  • 3,6583 vehicles
  • 7364 vehicles
  • 6625+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Detroit, Michigan:

  • 1391 room
  • 1,9722 rooms
  • 8,1623 rooms
  • 12,3034 rooms
  • 40,5095 rooms
  • 54,6226 rooms
  • 32,0307 rooms
  • 17,7288 rooms
  • 17,2079+ rooms

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Detroit, Michigan:

  • 5,8751 room
  • 12,1582 rooms
  • 26,8933 rooms
  • 22,2554 rooms
  • 35,7035 rooms
  • 27,8436 rooms
  • 11,7517 rooms
  • 5,4618 rooms
  • 3,8179+ rooms

Year house built

Median 2013 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
  • 64,304Less than $10,000
  • 27,914$10,000 to $14,999
  • 26,758$15,000 to $19,999
  • 27,375$20,000 to $24,999
  • 23,762$25,000 to $29,999
  • 21,301$30,000 to $34,999
  • 18,696$35,000 to $39,999
  • 17,138$40,000 to $44,999
  • 14,096$45,000 to $49,999
  • 24,597$50,000 to $59,999
  • 25,835$60,000 to $74,999
  • 23,430$75,000 to $99,999
  • 10,843$100,000 to $124,999
  • 4,448$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,887$150,000 to $199,999
  • 3,098$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Detroit, MI

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Detroit, MI
  • 14,034Less than $10,000
  • 10,082$10,000 to $14,999
  • 8,967$15,000 to $19,999
  • 12,318$20,000 to $24,999
  • 7,806$25,000 to $29,999
  • 8,508$30,000 to $34,999
  • 5,727$35,000 to $39,999
  • 10,189$40,000 to $49,999
  • 11,576$50,000 to $59,999
  • 10,116$60,000 to $69,999
  • 5,780$70,000 to $79,999
  • 6,204$80,000 to $89,999
  • 2,253$90,000 to $99,999
  • 5,040$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,654$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,816$150,000 to $174,999
  • 843$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,505$200,000 to $249,999
  • 629$250,000 to $299,999
  • 661$300,000 to $399,999
  • 354$400,000 to $499,999
  • 317$500,000 to $749,999
  • 50$750,000 to $999,999
  • 73$1,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Detroit, MI

  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Detroit, MI
  • 3,485Less than $100
  • 1,770$100 to $149
  • 3,762$150 to $199
  • 4,416$200 to $249
  • 2,442$250 to $299
  • 4,071$300 to $349
  • 5,814$350 to $399
  • 9,827$400 to $449
  • 10,331$450 to $499
  • 14,326$500 to $549
  • 10,433$550 to $599
  • 11,616$600 to $649
  • 7,870$650 to $699
  • 7,269$700 to $749
  • 6,045$750 to $799
  • 7,018$800 to $899
  • 3,029$900 to $999
  • 3,240$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,523$1,250 to $1,499
  • 864$1,500 to $1,999
  • 187$2,000 or more
  • 8,482No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 16,6561995 to March 2000
  • 9,0641990 to 1994
  • 5,0681985 to 1989
  • 3,5491980 to 1984
  • 2,9441975 to 1979
  • 2,3761970 to 1974
  • 1,4691965 to 1969
  • 4,415Before 1965
Detroit commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 4,221
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 16,719
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 32,917
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 51,113
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 60,923
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 23,478
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 58,109
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 8,542
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 9,643
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 22,512
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 14,701
  • 90 or more minutes: 10,764
Detroit, MI Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 72.1%
Number of people working at home: 5,807 (1.8% of all workers)

Detroit mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 219,118 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 54,537 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 25,548 (8%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 201 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 151 (0%)
  • Railroad: 26 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 14 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,694 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 62 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 507 (0%)
  • Walked: 8,977 (3%)
  • Other means: 2,807 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 5,807 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 655,669
 Subsaharan African:: 16,525
 Polish: 16,257
 African: 13,881
 United States or American: 11,574
 German: 10,575
 Irish: 8,223
 Arab:: 8,006
 Italian: 6,116
 English: 4,622
 Arab/Arabic: 3,572
 French (except Basque): 2,936
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 2,882
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 1,916
 Jamaican: 1,912
 Lebanese: 1,744
 Scottish: 1,529
 French Canadian: 1,515
 Nigerian: 1,459
 Romanian: 1,373
 Hungarian: 1,022
 Scotch-Irish: 1,020
 Other Arab: 1,007
 Ukrainian: 1,000
 Iraqi: 955
 Russian: 808
 Dutch: 699
 European: 630
 Canadian: 627
 Swedish: 576
 Greek: 526
 Norwegian: 497
 Finnish: 486
 Belgian: 474
 Lithuanian: 430
 Slovak: 343
 Maltese: 342
 Albanian: 315
 Danish: 310
 Ethiopian: 285
 Other Subsaharan African: 273
 Czech: 250
 West Indian: 249
 Palestinian: 214
 Armenian: 210
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 207
 Austrian: 207
 Liberian: 204
 Welsh: 177
 Yugoslavian: 171
 British: 171
 Haitian: 169
 Syrian: 162
 Croatian: 162
 Serbian: 156
 Moroccan: 150
 Ghanian: 147
 Macedonian: 124
 Czechoslovakian: 123
 Iranian: 111
 Guyanese: 111
 Egyptian: 110
 British West Indian: 107
 Bahamian: 98
 Scandinavian: 92
 Jordanian: 92
 Portuguese: 87
 Senegalese: 83
 Barbadian: 81
 Bulgarian: 68
 Afghan: 62
 Turkish: 61
 German Russian: 60
 Swiss: 55
 Somalian: 52
 Slovene: 49
 Cape Verdean: 44
 Eastern European: 43
 Brazilian: 41
 South African: 39
 Israeli: 34
 Slavic: 33
 Northern European: 32
 Sudanese: 27
 Latvian: 27
 Belizean: 24
 Bermudan: 17
 Pennsylvania German: 17
 Zairian: 15
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 12
 Icelander: 10
 Alsatian: 10
 Celtic: 9
 Sierra Leonean: 9
 Carpatho Rusyn: 7
 Kenyan: 7
 Dutch West Indian: 6
 Acadian/Cajun: 5
 Australian: 4

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

  • 33%Mexico
  • 8%Iraq
  • 4%Other Western Asia
  • 4%India
  • 4%Canada
  • 3%Bangladesh
  • 3%Jamaica

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

61% of Detroit residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 85% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Michigan.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 5,641
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,694
  • 5th and 6th grade: 5,258
  • 7th and 8th grade: 9,742
  • 9th grade: 9,440
  • 10th grade: 15,076
  • 11th grade: 17,235
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 19,289
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 79,693
  • Less than 1 year of college: 17,594
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 36,186
  • Associate degree: 10,548
  • Bachelor's degree: 15,612
  • Master's degree: 5,940
  • Professional school degree: 2,404
  • Doctorate degree: 1,305

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 5,815
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,585
  • 5th and 6th grade: 4,462
  • 7th and 8th grade: 9,962
  • 9th grade: 9,403
  • 10th grade: 15,872
  • 11th grade: 19,902
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 20,877
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 89,782
  • Less than 1 year of college: 27,211
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 51,549
  • Associate degree: 18,327
  • Bachelor's degree: 22,744
  • Master's degree: 10,738
  • Professional school degree: 2,163
  • Doctorate degree: 930

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 9.4%Males
  • 8.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 17.0%Males
  • 12.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 10.2%Males
  • 9.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 5.9%Males
  • 8.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 12.6%Males
  • 14.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 12.6%Males
  • 12.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 13.7%Males
  • 12.4%Females
Detroit marital status for males
Detroit marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 19 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:

  • 95.3%Utility gas
  • 2.5%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 84.0%Utility gas
  • 11.4%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 13,371
Here:

9.0%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5,057
Here:

8.0%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10,391
Here:

25.6%
Michigan:

16.5%

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)