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Regional Detroit Largest and Fastest Growing Communities

The Detroit region is home to more than 275 municipalities. Four of those communities have populations greater than 100,000 people. The city of Detroit is the largest community followed by Warren and Sterling Heights in Macomb County. Ann Arbor, home of the University of Michigan, is the region’s 4th largest community.

Population

County/Area200020102015 Est. 2010-2015 % Change
Ann Arbor MSA/Washtenaw County322,895344,791354,0922.7%
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn MSA4,452,5574,296,2594,296,4160.0%
Flint MSA/Genesee County436,161425,790415,874-2.3%
Monroe MSA/Monroe County145,945152,201150,436-1.2%
Lapeer County87,90488,31988,235-0.1%
Lenawee County/Adrian Micropolitan Area98,89099,89298,902-1.0%
Livingston County156,951180,967184,5912.0%
Macomb County788,149840,987854,6891.6%
Oakland County1,194,1561,202,3621,229,5032.3%
St. Clair County164,235163,040160,429-1.6%
Shiawassee County71,68770,64869,113-2.2%
Wayne County2,061,1621,820,5841,778,969-2.3%
City of Detroit951,270713,445690,074-3.3%
Michigan9,295,2979,883,6409,900,5710.2%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau. 5-year estimates.
Note: Prior to 2004, Monroe County was part of Detroit MSA, Livingston and Lenawee Counties were part of the Ann Arbor MSA

Population by Age, 2015

County/Area19 & under20-3435-4445-6465 & overPopulation
Ann Arbor MSA/Washtenaw County89,12695,16542,21586,81540,771354,092
Detroit-Warren-Livonia MSA1,102,600797,958553,7181,227,975614,1654,296,416
Flint MSA/Genesee County109,80475,47551,292116,42962,874415,874
Monroe MSA/Monroe County37,89525,67318,53845,69322,637150,436
Lapeer County22,18913,58510,81028,15713,49488,235
Lenawee County24,79917,66512,13328,27816,02798,902
Livingston County48,30528,37823,14558,86925,894184,591
Macomb County208,485158,495111,760245,922130,027854,689
Oakland County304,682220,463162,275362,895179,1881,229,503
Shiawassee County17,54811,6668,41920,45911,02169,113
St. Clair County39,59126,06819,58449,33325,853160,429
Wayne County479,348350,969226,144482,799239,7091,778,969
Michigan2,531,7221,906,8861,206,9182,772,1801,482,8659,900,571
Source: American Community Survey, 2010-2014 5-Year Estimates

Population by Race, 2014

County/AreaWhiteBlackAmerican Indian/ Alaskan NativeAsianSome other RaceTwo or more racesHispanicNative Hawaiian /Other Pacific Islander
Ann Arbor MSA/Washtenaw County260,70342,48998128,9103,40113,64815,84274
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn MSA301,2559967,42512,839154,13345,87389,22518,0919773
Flint MSA/Genesee County312,92285,4592,0884,0181,95611,35113,384105
Monroe MSA/Monroe County142,7673,4626068591,0072,0065,0811
Lapeer County84,4531,0572724166981,0203,9950
Lenawee County91,8294,4144402921,6682,2327,63825
Livingston County177,1177674501,5584312,6454,12997
Macomb County711,92783,5112,33628,5044,86216,63221,347133
Oakland County937,056168,1333,12773,3847,54028,57046,451287
St. Clair County150,9793,6143378571,1163,5774,7990
Shiawassee County67,4864042812901068711,98444
Wayne County951,027710,3436,31749,41431,22636,78199,946256
Michigan7,829,6211,383,20554,960258,567107,141227,362475,0951,995
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 5-year estimate.
Note: Persons of Hispanic origin can be of any race

Population by Gender, 2014

County/AreaMale% of totalFemale% of totalPopulation
Ann Arbor MSA/Washtenaw County173,39049%178,06451%351,454
Detroit-Warren-Livonia MSA2,082,70948%2,212,99152%4,295,700
Flint MSA/Genesee County201,81548%216,83952%418,654
Monroe MSA/Monroe County74,36749%76,48451%150,851
Lapeer County44,42950%43,72650%88,155
Lenawee County50,28551%48,97249%99,257
Livingston County91,54450%91,72050%183,264
Macomb County412,93449%436,41051%849,344
Oakland County592,49149%628,30751%1,220,798
Shiawassee County34,35449%35,19951%69,553
St. Clair County79,79350%81,21550%161,008
Wayne County860,15548%929,92352%1,790,078
Michigan4,854,67749%5,034,34751%9,889,024
Source: American Community Survey, 2010-2014 5-Year Estimates

20 Largest Communities, 2015

CommunityCounty2015 Population
DetroitWayne655,847
WarrenMacomb133,969
Sterling HeightsMacomb131,468
Ann ArborWashtenaw118,017
DearbornWayne101,130
FlintGenesee99,763
LivoniaWayne94,048
TroyOakland82,339
WestlandWayne82,147
Farmington HillsOakland82,105
SouthfieldOakland76,152
Rochester HillsOakland73,257
PontiacOakland61,744
TaylorWayne61,081
St. Clair ShoresMacomb60,032
NoviOakland59,348
Royal OakOakland58,643
Dearborn HeightsWayne58,074
RosevilleMacomb48,099
Lincoln ParkWayne38,177
Source: Southeast Michigan Council of Governments

10 Fastest-Growing Communities by Population, 2010-2014

Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan reported that 5,913 new single-family home permits were issued across the region in 2014, down from 6,504 permits in 2013, although still up from 4,538 in 2012. Oakland County saw the most new permits at 2,270 (down 9%), followed by Macomb County at 1,696 (flat) and Washtenaw County at 1,069 (up 19%).

CommunityCountyPop. 2010Pop. 2014 Est.% Change
Lyon TownshipOakland14,54517,31319.0
DexterWashtenaw4,0674,82818.7
WixomOakland13,49815,18212.5
HamtramckWayne22,41724,99111.5
Dexter Twp.Washtenaw6,0426,72711.3
BirminghamOakland20,10322,30711.0
Lima Twp.Washtenaw3,3073,66610.9
Burtchville TwpSt. Clair4,0084,44010.8
Macomb TwpMacomb79,58087,0709.4
NoviOakland55,37460,5939.4
Source: Southeast Michigan Council of Governments and U.S. Census Bureau

Households, Occupied Housing Units, 2014

The Detroit region has seen explosive household growth over the past 30 years. Livingston County has lead the growth with a growth rate of more than 20 percent. The tri-county area of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties account for 74 percent of the households in the Detroit region.

Area200020102014% change 2010-2014
Detroit Region2,072,6682,111,8892,082,794-1.4
Ann Arbor MSA/Washtenaw County125,232137,193136,471-0.5
Detroit-Warren-Livonia MSA1,696,9431,682,1111,656,829-1.5
Flint MSA/Genesee County169,825169,202165,962-1.9
Monroe MSA/Monroe County53,77258,23058,3280.2
Lapeer County30,72932,77632,510-0.8
Lenawee County35,93037,51437,8590.9
Livingston County55,38467,38068,2791.3
Macomb County309,203331,667334,5080.9
Oakland County471,115483,698489,7971.3
St. Clair County62,07263,84164,1820.5
Shiawassee County26,89627,63927,345-1.1
Wayne County768,440702,749667,553-5
City of Detroit336,428269,445254,197-5.7
Michigan3,785,6613,817,8803,827,8800.3
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household Size, 2000-2010

Area20002010
Southeast Michigan (SEMCOG)2.582.62
Ann Arbor MSA/Washtenaw County2.412.40
Detroit-Warren-Livonia MSA2.602.53
Flint MSA/Genesee County2.542.48
Monroe MSA/Monroe County2.692.59
Lapeer County2.802.64
Lenawee County2.612.52
Livingston County2.802.67
Macomb County2.522.51
Oakland County2.512.46
Shiawassee County2.642.54
St. Clair County2.622.52
Wayne County2.642.56
City of Detroit2.802.59
Michigan2.562.49
Source: Southeast Michigan Council of Governments and U.S. Census Bureau

Income, Per Capita and Median Household, 2014

Area/CountyPer capita Income in past 12 months, 2014 (est.)Median household income, 2014 (est.)
Detroit-Warren-Livonia MSA$28,182$52,305
Ann Arbor MSA/Washtenaw County$34,258$60,805
Flint MSA/Genesee County$22,536$41,879
Monroe MSA/Monroe County$26,617$54,911
Lapeer County$24,102$53,016
Lenawee County$22,834$48,118
Livingston County$32,681$73,694
Macomb County$27,145$54,059
Oakland County$37,089$66,436
Shiawassee County$23,206$47,723
St. Clair County$24,820$48,703
Wayne County$22,643$41,421
Michigan$26,143$49,087
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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