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Detroit Population 2024

Detroit is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located on the Detroit River that connect the St. Clair and Lake Erie in Michigan opposite neighboring Canadian city Windsor by a bridge and a tunnel. The French word Detroit meaning "strait", also mean that a narrow passage connecting two large areas of water streams or seas. Detroit population in 2024 is estimated to be 637,705, Today making city the 23rd most populous city in the United States. It was founded in 1701 by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, a French trader in honor of his patron, who built a fort on the river and named it Fort Pontchartrain du Detroit, later the British named and called with a simple term called Detroit. In the 20th century the city's name became popular due to the automotive industry.

Below is the Detroit population by year:

YearPopulationChange %
2021 *632,592-1.020
2022 *635,2760.42
2023 *637,3210.32
2024 *637,7050.06
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, 2020 US Census & 2021 estimates updated

Detroit city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearDetroit Population
Source:, 1950 to 2035 Detroit city Population(UA)

Metro Detroit, The metropolitan area, is home to 3.5 million people, making it the second largest in the Midwest after the Chicago metropolitan area.

Detroit Population Ranking & Density

According to US Population Census, April 1, 2020, Detroit population in 2020 is estimated to be 639,111, According to 2019 US Census estimates 47.3% are Male, 52.7% are Female, Sex ratio 89.6 males per 100 females, 7.3% are under 5 years 74.9% are 18 years and over, 13.3% are 65 years and over. Count-wise 319,999 are Male, 357,156 are Female, 49,366 are under 5 years, 507,389 are 18 years and over, 90,017 are 65 years and over. Detroit population in 2023 is estimated to be 637,321, population in 2022 is estimated to be 635,276, and in 2021 is estimated to be 632,592.

Detroit Citizen, Voting age population
483,907 Citizen, 18 and over population, 222,921 are Male voters and 260,986 are Female voters, percentage wise 46.1% are Male and 53.9% are Female.

Detroit Language demographics

551,188 speak English only, 75,867 speak Language other than English out of these 44,669 speak Spanish, 10,169 speak other Indo-European languages, 2,691 speak Asian and Pacific Islander languages and 18,338 speak other languages.

Detroit Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Detroit by age is 670,052, out of these 320,391 are male, 349,661 are female, The sex ratio of Detroit is 92. The median age of the Detroit population is 35.0, Detroit population by age are, under 18 years is 166,118, 16 years and over is 520,143, 18 years and over is 503,934, 21 years and over is 476,951, 65 years and over is 122193. 47.8% are male, 52.2% are female, 24.8% are under 18 years old, 77.6% are 16 years and over, 75.2% are 18 years and over, 71.2% are 21 years and over, 14.5% are 65 years and over. There are total 359,623 housing units, The voting population of Detroit are 482,693, out of these 224,985 are male voters, 257,708 are female voters, 46.6% are male, 53.4% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -545,3036.8%
5 - 948,9747.3%
10 - 1446,9307.0%
15 - 1942,2816.3%
20 - 2444,9176.7%
25 - 34106,80615.9%
35 - 4479,93611.9%
45 - 5477,79611.6%
55 - 5939,9626.0%
60 - 6440,0496.0%
65 - 7457,3548.6%
75 - 8428,3584.2%
85 and over11,3861.7%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates

Detroit Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Detroit by race are:

White Population

White population in Detroit, Michigan are 98,275, percentage wise 14.7 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Detroit, Michigan are 521,857, percentage wise 77.9 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Detroit, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Detroit are 11,705, percentage wise 1.7 percent are asians, out of these 3,022 are Asian Indians, 473 are Chinese, 362 are Filipinos, 161 are Japanese, 370 are Korean, 268 are Vietnamese and 7,049 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Detroit, Michigan are 55,289. Percentage wise 8.3 percent are hispanics, out of these 37,019 are Mexican people, 8,294 are Puerto Ricans, 1,873 are Cubans, and 8,103 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Detroit population by Ancestry are 35,696 are American, 254 are Czech, 114 are Danish, 1,115 are Dutch, 4,953 are English, 2,771 are French (except Basque), 1434 are French Canadian, 11,351 are German, 506 are Greek, 744 are Hungarian, 8,096 are Irish, 3,951 are Italian, 407 are Lithuanian, 549 are Norwegian, 6,991 are Polish, 29 are Portuguese, 950 are Russian, 501 are Scotch-Irish, 2,436 are Scottish, 91 are Slovak, 16,178 are Arab, 11,284 are Subsaharan African, 730 are Swedish, 26 are Swiss, 190 are Ukrainian, 749 are Welsh and 3,298 are West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups).

Population by Race670,052Percent
Black or African American521,85777.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,4270.7%
Asian Population11,7051.7%
Asian Indian3,0220.5%
Other Asian Population7,049
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander250.0%
Hispanic or Latino55,2898.3%
Puerto Rican8,2941.2%
Other Hispanic or Latino8,103
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)

Nativity by Place of Birth

Total Detroit native population is 629,041, out of these 514,665 born in the Michigan state and 109,204 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 41,011, out of these 17,618 are Naturalised US citizen, 968 are in Europe, 9,544 in Asia, 1,739 in Africa, 5,050 in Latin America and 292 in Northern America. Total Foreigners who are non US citizens living in Detroit are 23,393, out of these 704 are from Europe, 8,007 are from Asia, 514 from Africa, 13,529 are from Latin America and 639 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Born in state of residence514,665
Born in other state in the United States109,204
Born outside the United States5,172
Puerto Rico1,759
U.S. Island Areas0
Born abroad of American parent(s)3,413
Foreign born
Born outside of United States41,011
Naturalized U.S. citizen17,618
Latin America5,050
Northern America292
Not a U.S. citizen23,393
Latin America13,529
Northern America639
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

Detroit History

Detroit was incorporated as a village in 1802 and became the seat of government when it was formed from the Northwest Territory in 1805. Detroit achieved the city status in 1815 and was the state capital from the time of Michigan's admission to the Union in 1837 until 1847, when Lansing was made capital. Detroit remained largely a commercial location for surrounding agricultural land until the year 1870. Detroit was an immigrant city by 1880 with over 116,000 people, when manufacturing industries began to dominate and the emergence of automobile industries at the start of the 20th century. Detroit is known as the "Motor City", The name started due to the huge auto industries in the early 1900s. Henry Ford was the first person ever to develop an automobile. The Ford Motor Company introduced the 40 hour work for the week in 1922 which made Detroit a very appealing city to migrating Americans. Detroit was not only major auto industry but also has other manufacturing industries like metal crafts, railcars and copper.

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