This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
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.
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 52% are female. 35% of the residents are married and 64% are single.
- 50% Sun
- 29% Rain
- 32% 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
As for living in Detroit, the air quality is 26% and the weather, on average, is 50% sunny, 29% rainy, and 32% 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%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)10
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
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
70%High school diploma
5%Some college or associates 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
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 26.5 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.