Detroit, MI Demographics

The total population of Detroit is estimated to be 636,787 with 302,874 males (47.56%) and 333,913 females (52.44%). There are 31,039 more females than males in Detroit.
The median household income in Detroit was $37,575 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 750(2.04%) from $36,825 in 2020. This income is 50.36% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Detroit sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $38,379. Overall, the median household income for the city of Detroit stands at $36,453.
In Detroit, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $25,253 for males and $21,261 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $45,022 for males and $40,927 for females.
In Detroit, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 6 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $58,953, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $34,844.
In 2022, the population of Detroit was 620,376, a 1.24% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Detroit's population was 628,167, a decline of 1.44% compared to a population of 637,342 in 2020.
The median age in Detroit, MI is 35.0, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 20.92% were under the age of 15, 22.34% aged 15 to 29, 42.62% aged 30 to 64, 12.43% aged 65 to 84, and 1.69% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Detroit population: 12.92% are White, 77.94% are Black or African American, 0.42% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.60% are Asian, 0.02% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 3.85% are some other race and 3.27% are multiracial.