Detroit, MI Population

By | June 18, 2019

Population: 951,270. Estimated population in July 2020: 886,671 (-6.8% change)
Males: 448,319 (47.1%), Females: 502,951 (52.9%)

The city of Detroit is located in Wayne County, Michigan. See Countryaah.com for alphabetical list of all cities in Michigan, including top 10 cities by population and area of Michigan.

Zip codes: 48201, 48202, 48204, 48205, 48206, 48207, 48208, 48209, 48210, 48211, 48213, 48214, 48215, 48216, 48217, 48219, 48221, 48223, 48224, 48226, 48227, 48228, 48234, 48235, 48238, 48242.

Median resident age: 30.9 years
Median household income: $29,526
Median house value: $63,600

Races in Detroit:

  • Black (81.6%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (10.5%)
  • Hispanic (5.0%)
  • Other race (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)

Ancestries: Polish (2.0%), German (1.8%), Subsaharan African (1.8%), Irish (1.5%), United States (1.2%).

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 138.8 square miles

Map of Detroit, MI

Population

For population 25 years and over in Detroit

  • High school or higher: 69.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 13.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Detroit city

  • Never married: 43.6%
  • Now married: 31.2%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

4.8% Foreign born (2.1% Latin America, 1.6% Asia, 0.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -77,406 (-7.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Detroit:

  • CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN (3901 BEAUBIEN)
  • DETROIT REC HOSP & UNIV HLTH CENTER (4201 ST ANTOINE)
  • HARPER UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (3990 JOHN R STREET)
  • HENRY FORD HOSPITAL (2799 W GRAND BLVD)
  • HORIZON HEALTHCARE, INC (3737 HUMBOLDT)
  • KINDRED HOSPITAL – METRO DETROIT (2700 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD)
  • REHABILITATION INSTITUTE (261 MACK BLVD)
  • RENAISSANCE HOSP AND MED CENTERS (801 VIRGINIA PARK)
  • SCCI HOSPITAL – DETROIT (15000 GRATIOT)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL – NW DETROIT (6071 WEST OUTER DRIVE)
  • SINAI-GRACE HOSPITAL (6071 W OUTER DR)
  • ST JOHN DETROIT RIVERVIEW HOSPITAL (7733 E JEFFERSON)
  • ST JOHN HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CTR (22101 MOROSS RD)
  • ST JOHN NORTHEAST COMM HOSPITAL (4777 E OUTER DRIVE)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Detroit:

  • DETROIT CITY (about 8 miles; DETROIT, MI; Abbreviation: DET)
  • DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 22 miles; DETROIT, MI; Abbreviation: DTW)
  • OAKLAND COUNTY INTERNATIONAL (about 29 miles; PONTIAC, MI; Abbreviation: PTK)

Other public-use airports nearest to Detroit:

  • COBO HALL (about 7 miles; DETROIT, MI; Abbreviation: 84G)
  • OAKLAND/TROY (about 11 miles; TROY, MI; Abbreviation: 7D2)
  • BERZ-MACOMB (about 21 miles; DETROIT, MI; Abbreviation: UIZ)
Amtrak station:
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 and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Detroit:

  • WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 20,389; Location: 656 W KIRBY; Public; Website: www.wayne.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • MARYGROVE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 5,301; Location: 8425 W MCNICHOLS RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.marygrove.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • WAYNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (Full-time enrollment: 4,414; Location: 801 W FORT ST; Public)
  • UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY (Full-time enrollment: 4,119; Location: 4001 W McNichols Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.udmercy.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • CENTER FOR CREATIVE STUDIES COLLEGE OF ART AND DES (Full-time enrollment: 994; Location: 201 E KIRBY; Private, not-for-profit; Website: CCSCAD.EDU)
  • LEWIS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS (Full-time enrollment: 214; Location: 17370 MEYERS RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: 207.91.252.4/lewis)
  • SACRED HEART MAJOR SEMINARY (Full-time enrollment: 200; Location: 2701 CHICAGO BLVD; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master’s degree)
  • MICHIGAN BARBER SCHOOL INC (Full-time enrollment: 106; Location: 8988-90 GRAND RIVER; Private, not-for-profit)
  • JTPA SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL NURSING (Full-time enrollment: 100; Location: 735 GRISWOLD ST; Public)
  • CENTER FOR HUMANISTIC STUDIES (Full-time enrollment: 74; Location: 40 E FERRY AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.humanpsych.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • SER BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 19; Location: 9301 MICHIGAN AVE; Private, not-for-profit)
  • DETROIT HEALTH DEPARTMENT NUTRITION DIVISION (Full-time enrollment: 6; Location: 1151 TAYLOR; Public)
  • KRAINZ WOODS ACADEMY OF MEDICAL LABORATORY TECH (Location: 4327 E SEVEN MILE RD; Private, for-profit)
  • QUALITY CAREER SKILLS LABORATORIES INC (Location: 1763 E 7 MILE RD; Private, not-for-profit)
  • PRIVATE VENTURES INC (Location: 2051 Rosa Parks Blvd; Private, for-profit)
  • US TRUCK DRIVING TRAINING SCHOOL (Location: 4195 CENTRAL AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • SAINT JOHN HOSPITAL AND MED CTR SCH OF RAD TECHN (Location: 22101 MOROSS RD; Private, not-for-profit)
  • BYRONS SCHOOL OF FLORAL ARTS (Location: 11851 WOODWARD; Private, for-profit)
  • HENRY FORD HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF RADIOLOGIC TECHN (Location: 2799 W GRAND BLVD; Private, not-for-profit)
  • JOWA SECURITY TRAINING INSTITUTE (Location: 1575 E LAFAYETTE STE 200; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Detroit:

  • DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY-EASTERN REGION-DEARBORN (about 7 miles; DEARBORN, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,247)
  • LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; SOUTHFIELD, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,479)
  • MACOMB COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; WARREN, MI; Full-time enrollment: 11,057)
  • HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; DEARBORN, MI; Full-time enrollment: 6,572)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DEARBORN (about 13 miles; DEARBORN, MI; Full-time enrollment: 5,574)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-DETROIT CAMPUS (about 15 miles; TROY, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,090)
  • OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-BLOOMFIELD HILLS CAMPUS (about 17 miles; BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI; Full-time enrollment: 11,634)

Biggest public high schools in Detroit:

  • DENBY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,364; Location: 12800 KELLY ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CASS TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,195; Location: 2421 SECOND AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PERSHING HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,055; Location: 18875 RYAN ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • OSBORN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,026; Location: 11600 E. 7 MILE ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CODY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,969; Location: 18445 CATHEDRAL STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MUMFORD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,929; Location: 17525 WYOMING STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • REDFORD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,873; Location: 21431 GRAND RIVER AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • KING HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,838; Location: 3200 E. LAFAYETTE STREET; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • SOUTHEASTERN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,814; Location: 3030 FAIRVIEW STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • FINNEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,811; Location: 17200 SOUTHAMPTON STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)

Biggest private high schools in Detroit:

  • UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT JESUIT H (Students: 912; Location: 8400 SOUTH CAMBRIDGE; Grades: 7 – 12; Boys only)
  • ST MARTIN DE PORRES HIGH SCH (Students: 370; Location: 13436 GROVE AVE; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • BENEDICTINE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 346; Location: 8001 WEST OUTER DRIVE; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • DETROIT URBAN LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 330; Location: 8181 GREENFIELD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • DOMINICAN HIGH SCHOOL AND ACAD (Students: 224; Location: 9740 MCKINNEY AVE; Grades: 6 – 12; Girls only)
  • AL-IKHLAS TRAINING ACADEMY (Students: 193; Location: 4001 MILLER ST; Grades: PK – 12)
  • HOLY REDEEMER H S (Students: 183; Location: 5668 BAKER; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • LOYOLA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 160; Location: 15325 PINEHURST; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
  • WESTSIDE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 158; Location: 9540 BRAMMEL; Grades: PK – 12)
  • EAST CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 136; Location: 7320 ST ANTHONY PL; Grades: 9 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Detroit:

  • DETROIT ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES (Students: 2,254; Location: 2985 E. JEFFERSON AVENUE; Grades: KG – 12)
  • GOODALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,352; Location: 9860 PARK DRIVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • BARBOUR MAGNET MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,186; Location: 4209 SENECA STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • YMCA SERVICE LEARNING ACADEMY (Students: 1,145; Location: 21605 W. 7 MILE ROAD; Grades: KG – 08)
  • EDISON PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMY (Students: 1,109; Location: 950 SELDEN STREET; Grades: KG – 08)
  • EMERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,086; Location: 18240 HUNTINGTON ROAD; Grades: PK – 08)
  • BRENDA SCOTT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,073; Location: 18400 HOOVER; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • HEILMANN PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,069; Location: 19035 CRUSADE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • STELLWAGEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,051; Location: 11450 E. OUTER DRIVE; Grades: PK – 06)
  • WINTERHALTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,026; Location: 12121 BROADSTREET AVENUE; Grades: PK – 08)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Detroit:

  • CORNERSTONE SCHOOL (Students: 657; Location: 6861 EAST NEVADA; Grades: PK – 8)
  • GESU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 584; Location: 17139 OAK DRIVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST MARY OF REDFORD ELEMENTARY (Students: 392; Location: 14751 MANSFIELD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST SCHOLASTICA ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 323; Location: 17351 SOUTHFIELD ROAD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST JUDE SCHOOL (Students: 321; Location: 15865 E SEVEN MILE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CHRIST THE KING ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 312; Location: 16800 TRINITY STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • TRANSFIGURATION ACADEMY HOLY F (Students: 305; Location: 13300 SYRACUSE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CORNERSTONE PRIMARY LINWOOD CA (Students: 300; Location: 9333 LINWOOD; Grades: PK – 5)
  • ST BARTHOLOMEW ELEMENTARY (Students: 285; Location: 20001 WEXFORD; Grades: 1 – 8)
  • ST CECILIA SCHOOL (Students: 278; Location: 6327 BURLINGAME; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Detroit:

  • DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $44,921,755; Location: 5201 WOODWARD AVENUE; 2,921,485 books; 107,409 audio materials; 27,009 video materials; 7,134 serial subscriptions)