Inkster, MI

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2020 Population
24,398
0.498% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
31.6
1.94% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
36%
7.65% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$32,109
0.297% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$51,500
5.75% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Inkster, MI had a population of 24.4k people with a median age of 31.6 and a median household income of $32,109. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Inkster, MI declined from 24,520 to 24,398, a −0.498% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,014 to $32,109, a 0.297% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Inkster, MI are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (73.5%), White (Non-Hispanic) (17.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.37%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.31%).

None of the households in Inkster, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.8% of the residents in Inkster, MI are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Inkster, MI was $51,500, and the homeownership rate was 41.1%.

Most people in Inkster, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Inkster, MI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Inkster, MI is home to a population of 24.4k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.07% of Inkster, MI residents were born outside of the country (1.24k people).

In 2020, there were 4.29 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.9k people) in Inkster, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.18k White (Non-Hispanic) and 804 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.8%
2020 Citizenship
98%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.8% of Inkster, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Inkster, MI was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Inkster, MI
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    17.9k ± 835
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.18k ± 807
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    804 ± 335
3.53%
Hispanic Population
862 people

In 2020, there were 4.29 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.9k people) in Inkster, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.18k White (Non-Hispanic) and 804 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.53% of the people in Inkster, MI are hispanic (862 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Inkster, MI as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.07%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.24k people
4.34%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.07k people

As of 2020, 5.07% of Inkster, MI residents (1.24k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Inkster, MI was 4.34%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    281 ± 118
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    123 ± 75
  3. Korea
    98 ± 61

Inkster, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Inkster, MI employs 9.19k people. The largest industries in Inkster, MI are Manufacturing (1,808 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,697 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (948 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($110,698), Public Administration ($43,672), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($41,456).

Occupations

9.19k
2020 Value
± 848
0.668%
1 Year growth
± 11.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Inkster, MI grew at a rate of 0.668%, from 9.13k employees to 9.19k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Inkster, MI, are Production Occupations (1,191 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,128 people), and Healthcare Support Occupations (889 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Inkster, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.19k
2020 Value
± 848
0.668%
1 Year growth
± 11.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Inkster, MI grew at a rate of 0.668%, from 9.13k employees to 9.19k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Inkster, MI, are Manufacturing (1,808 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,697 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (948 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Inkster, MI, though some of these residents may live in Inkster, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$31,688
Median earning men ± $1,197
$21,330
Median earning women ± $3,483

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($111,105), Public Administration ($39,118), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,782).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($46,875), Manufacturing ($41,385), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,688).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Michigan.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $193B
  2. $56.5B
  3. $49.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $193B, followed by Machinery ($56.5B) and Mixed freight ($49.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$638B
2020 Value in Michigan
$1.16T
Projected 2050 Value in Michigan
81.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $638B. This is expected to increase 81.2% to $1.16T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $35.1B
  2. $34.4B
  3. $29.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Texas with $34.4B and Indiana and $29.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Michigan over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.713% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.711% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.28M), Some college (1.97M), and Bachelors Degree (1.34M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Inkster, MI was $51,500 in 2020, which is 0.224 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $48,700 to $51,500, a 5.75% increase. The homeownership rate in Inkster, MI is 41.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Inkster, MI have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Inkster, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Inkster, MI is $32,109. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Inkster, MI was Census Tract 5701 with a value of $42,050, followed by Census Tract 5705 and Census Tract 5710, with respective values of $40,542 and $38,167.

Property

$51,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,567
$3,683
Median Property Taxes
±$393

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Inkster, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Inkster, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

41.1%
Homeownership
2020
58.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 41.1% of the housing units in Inkster, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 43.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5701
  2. Census Tract 5705
  3. Census Tract 5710

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Inkster, MI was Census Tract 5701 with a value of $42,050, followed by Census Tract 5705 and Census Tract 5710, with respective values of $40,542 and $38,167.

The following map shows all of the places in Inkster, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$32,109
Median Household Income
± $3,281
8.95k
Number of Households
± 767

In 2020, the median household income of the 8.95k households in Inkster, MI grew to $32,109 from the previous year's value of $32,014.

The following chart displays the households in Inkster, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Inkster, MI is from Michigan.
0.471
2020 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.475
2019 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2020, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.801% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Michigan across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Public Transit (4.33%)

In 2020, 78% of workers in Inkster, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who used public transit to get to work (4.33%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Inkster, MI have a shorter commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.98% of the workforce in Inkster, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Inkster, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Inkster, MI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

36% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Inkster, MI (8.72k out of 24.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Inkster, MI is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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91.8% of the population of Inkster, MI has health coverage, with 31.3% on employee plans, 42.5% on Medicaid, 7.83% on Medicare, 9.61% on non-group plans, and 0.519% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Michigan was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, MI see 1381 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.16% decrease from the previous year (1426 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1384 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 326 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Michigan, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,381 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wayne County, MI

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, MI see an average of 1,381 patients per year. This represents a 3.16% decrease from the previous year (1,426 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wayne County, MI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Michigan across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 32.3% under 18 years, 21.9% between 18 and 34 years, 34.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.9% were men and 54.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.2%
Uninsured
31.3%
Employer Coverage
42.5%
Medicaid
7.83%
Medicare
9.61%
Non-Group
0.519%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Inkster, MI grew by 19.5% from 6.86% to 8.2%.

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