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City of Detroit

2 Woodward Ave Rm 644
Detroit, MI 48226-3462
Census 2010 Population: 713,862
Area: 139.0 square miles
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Link to American Community Survey (ACS) Profiles: Social|Demographic

Interactive Census 2010 Maps: Population | Youth Population | Senior Population

Population and Households
 


Population Forecast
Source: U.S. Census Bureau and
SEMCOG 2040 Forecast produced in 2012.
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Population and Households Census
2010
Change
2000-2010
Pct Change
2000-2010
SEMCOG
Jul 2013
SEMCOG
2040
Total Population 713,862 -237,408 -25.0% 681,090 614,969
    Group Quarters Population 14,759 -4,942 -25.1% 13,732 13,306
    Household Population 699,103 -232,466 -25.0% 667,358 601,663
Housing Units 349,213 -25,883 -6.9% 343,744 -
Households (Occupied Units) 269,478 -66,950 -19.9 262,748 255,638
Residential Vacancy Rate 22.8% 12.5% - 23.6% -
Average Household Size 2.59 -0.17 - 2.54 2.35

           Annual Average
Components of Population Change 2000-2005 2006-2010
Natural Increase (Births - Deaths) 5,212 5,069
    Births 14,647 15,341
    Deaths 9,435 10,271
Net Migration (Movement In - Movement Out) -19,347 -46,753
Population Change (Natural Increase + Net Migration) -14,134 -41,684

Source: Michigan Department of Community Health
Vital Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, and SEMCOG.
Demographics

Household Types
Census 2010

Household Types Census
2000
Census
2010
Pct Change
2000-2010
   
With seniors 65+ 76,862 66,799 -13.1%
Without seniors 259,566 202,646 -21.9%
Two or more persons
  without children
96,904 85,131 -12.1%
Live alone, 65+ 30,824 27,723 -10.1%
Live alone, under 65 69,037 64,017 -7.3%
With children 139,663 92,574 -33.7%
Total Households 336,428 269,478 -19.9%
 
Population Change by Age, 2000-2010   Age
  Group
Census
2000
Census
2010
Change
2000-2010
  85+ 10,980 11,398 418
  80-84 13,653 12,070 -1,583
  75-79 21,560 15,176 -6,384
  70-74 25,809 18,002 -7,807
  65-69 27,054 25,279 -1,775
  60-64 29,344 37,111 7,767
  55-59 38,045 45,434 7,389
  50-54 53,016 51,037 -1,979
  45-49 62,955 46,907 -16,048
  40-44 69,148 46,135 -23,013
  35-39 67,547 46,738 -20,809
  30-34 70,100 42,573 -27,527
  25-29 74,223 43,817 -30,406
  20-24 65,654 54,067 -11,587
  15-19 68,707 65,632 -3,075
  10-14 83,361 52,705 -30,656
  5-9 93,882 49,550 -44,332
  Under 5 76,232 50,146 -26,086
   Total 951,270 713,777 -237,493
  Median Age 30.9 34.8 3.9

Note: 2010 total population does not equal the sum of the age populations due to revisions to total
population by the U.S. Census Bureau.


 Forecasted Population by Age,
2010-2040
  Age
  Group
Census
2010
SEMCOG
2040
Change
2010-2040
  75+ 38,644 62,216 23,572
  65-74 43,281 56,540 13,259
  60-64 37,111 30,761 -6,350
  35-59 236,251 196,244 -40,007
  25-34 86,390 77,236 -9,154
  18-24 81,753 54,296 -27,457
  5-17 140,201 100,923 -39,278
  Under 5 50,146 36,753 -13,393
     713,777 614,969 -98,808


Senior and
Youth Population
Census
2000
Census
2010
Pct Change
2000-2010
SEMCOG
2040
Pct Change
2010-2040
65 and over 99,056 81,925 -17.3% 118,756 45.0%
Under 18 295,709 190,347 -35.6% 137,676 -27.7%
    5 to 17 219,477 140,201 -36.1% 100,923 -28.0%
    Under 5 76,232 50,146 -2.7% 36,753 -26.7%
Note: Population by age changes over time because of the aging of people into older age groups, the movement of people, and the occurrence of births and deaths.

Race and Hispanic Origin           Census 2000           Census 2010 Percentage
Point Chg
2000-2010
Non-Hispanic 904,103 95.0% 665,098 93.2% -1.9%
    White 99,921 10.5% 55,604 7.8% -2.7%
    Black 771,966 81.2% 586,573 82.2% 1.0%
    Asian 9,135 1.0% 7,436 1.0% 0.1%
    Multi-Racial 18,664 2.0% 12,482 1.7% -0.2%
    Other 4,417 0.5% 3,003 0.4% -0.0%
Hispanic 47,167 5.0% 48,679 6.8% 1.9%
Total Population 951,270 100.0% 713,777 100.0% 0.0%


Highest Level of Education* 5-Yr ACS
2010
Percentage
Point Chg
2000-2010
Graduate / Professional Degree 4.6% 0.5%
Bachelor's Degree 7.2% 0.3%
Associate Degree 6.3% 1.2%
Some College, No Degree 24.7% 1.2%
High School Graduate 34.0% 3.9%
Did Not Graduate High School 23.2% -7.2%
* Population age 25 and over

Source Data

SEMCOG - Detailed Data

Michigan Department of Community Health - Vital Statistics

U.S. Census Bureau - American FactFinder