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-0.46% decline
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0.82% growth
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-1.7% decline
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1.67% growth


The economy of Detroit, MI employs 220,707 people. The economy of Detroit, MI is specialized in Utilities; Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 1.78; 1.71; and 1.67 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Detroit, MI are Healthcare & Social Assistance (39,033), Manufacturing (30,904), and Retail trade (24,424), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($53,125), Utilities ($45,226), and Finance & Insurance ($35,989).

Median household income in Detroit, MI is $25,980. Males in Detroit, MI have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,760. The income inequality of Detroit, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.481 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Detroit, MI. In Wayne County, MI the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 66 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,472. Wayne County, MI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Michigan.


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Detroit, MI is home to a population of 677,124 people, from which 96.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Detroit, MI is composed of 536,527 Black residents (79.2%), 64,511 White residents (9.5%), 53,980 Hispanic residents (7.97%), 10,618 Two+ residents (1.57%), and 8,790 Asian residents (1.3%). The most common foreign languages in Detroit, MI are Spanish (42,435 speakers), Arabic (8,678 speakers), and Other Indic (4,299 speakers), but compared to other places, Detroit, MI has a relative high number of Arabic (8,678 speakers), Other Indic (4,299 speakers), and Polish (1,160 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Detroit, MI awarded 12,187 degrees. The student population of Detroit, MI is skewed towards females, with 4,529 male students and 7,658 female students. Most students in Detroit, MI are White (5,799 and 47.6%), followed by Black or African American (3,717 and 30.5%), Asian (584 and 4.79%), and Unknown (569 and 4.67%). The largest universities in Detroit, MI by number of graduates are Wayne State University (6,299 and 51.7%), Wayne County Community College District (2,771 and 22.7%), and University of Detroit Mercy (1,620 and 13.3%). The most popular majors in Detroit, MI are Registered Nursing (511 and 4.19%), General Psychology (408 and 3.35%), and General Biological Sciences (275 and 2.26%). The median tuition costs in Detroit, MI are $38,626 for private four year colleges, and $11,347 and $26,045 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Detroit, MI is $42,600, which is 0.22 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $41,900 to $42,600, a 1.67% increase. The homeownership rate of Detroit, MI is 46.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in Detroit, MI have an average commute time of 24.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Detroit, MI is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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