Population: 912,394

Male 47% Female 53%
Married 36%
Single 64%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Detroit has a low population density. Detroit is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.

6,575 Detroit
27,441 New York

City Info

Based on its overall value of 3/10 and its quality of life rating of 3/10, Detroit, MI may not be the best fit for some homeowners. Be sure to visit Detroit before moving to make sure it’s the right fit for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Detroit has a population density of 6,575, with 912,394 current residents.

Out of the 912,394 current residents, 47% are male and 53% are female. 36% of the residents are married and 64% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 50% Sun
  • 30% Rain
  • 33% Snow


51°F average temperature

  • 59 years Median home age
  • $65,440 Median home price
  • -8.8% Home appreciation rate
  • 15.5% Annual property tax
  • 45.4%
    Homes owned
  • 37.5%
    Homes rented
  • 17.2%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Detroit, the air quality is 26% and the weather, on average, is 50% sunny, 30% rainy, and 33% snowy. The average temperature is 51°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Detroit, you should know that 45.4% of homes are owned while 37.5% of homes are rented, and 17.2% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $65,440, the median age of homes is 59 years, the annual home appreciation is -8.80% and the annual property tax is 15.50%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Detroit, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Detroit’s crime rate is 10 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Detroit is 34 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 74.02% Democratic, 24.62% Republican, and 1.35% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:22


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 70%
    High school diploma
  • 5%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 7%
    Bachelors degree
  • 4%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Detroit, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 27.00% of residents are unemployed in Detroit (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Detroit residents: 7.6% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 14.34% are in the arts and sciences field, 21.4% are in the customer service field, 26.9% are in the sales field, 0.17% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7.2% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 22.5% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:22. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 69.94%, 5.14% of residents have an associate’s degree, 6.97% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 4.33% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Detroit, you should be aware that the average commute time is 30 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Detroit have a few different options. 69% of commuters use their own cars, 17% of commuters carpool, 9% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.

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