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Demographics

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

Area 2000 2010 2011
Est. 
% Change
2010-2011
Ann Arbor MSA/Washtenaw County 322,895 344,791 347,962 .9
Detroit-Warren-Livonia MSA 4,452,557 4,296,259 4,285,832 -2.4
Flint MSA/Genesee County 436,161 425,790 422,080 -.9
Monroe MSA/Monroe County 145,945 152,201 151,560 -.4
    Lapeer County 87,904 88,319 88,082 -.3
    Lenawee County/Adrian Micropolitan Area 98,890 99,892 99,440 .8
    Livingston County 156,951 180,967 181,722 .4
    Macomb County 788,149 840,987 842,145 .1
    Oakland County 1,194,156 1,202,362 1,210,145 .6
    St. Clair County 164,235 163,040 161,462 1.0
    Shiawassee County 71,687 70,648 69,841 -1.5
    Wayne County 2,061,162 1,820,584 1,802,584 -1.0
        City of Detroit 951,270 713,445 706,585 -1.0
Michigan 9,295,297 9,883,640 9,876,187 -.1

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census. 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
2009-2011 3-Year Estimates
As a percent of population

Country/Area 19 & under 20-34 35-44 45-64 65 & over Population
Ann Arbor MSA/Washtenaw County 26.0 26.4 12.5 24.8 10.2 345,577
Detroit-Warren-Livonia MSA 26.9 17.8 13.8 28.3 13.3 4,296,093
Flint MSA/Genesee County 27.8 17.9 12.9 27.6 13.8 425,026
Monroe MSA/Monroe County 26.8 16.5 13.4 29.8 13.4 151,940
    Lapeer County 26.8 14.8 13.5 31.4 14.7 88,348
    Lenawee County 26.2 17.2 12.9 28.9 14.7 99,817
    Livingston County 27.7 14.4 14.4 31.3  12.1 181,245
    Macomb County 25.4 18.0 14.0 28.2 14.3 840,841
    Oakland County 25.7 17.2 14.1 29.7 13.3 1,204,572
    St. Clair County 26.3 15.5 13.5 30.0 14.7 162,794
    Wayne County 28.3 18.8 13.4 26.8 12.7 1,818,293
Michigan 26.7 18.7 12.9 27.9 13.8 9,884,973

Source: American Community Survey

Population by Race, 2010

Country/Area White Black American Indian/Alaskan Native Asian Other Race Two or more races Hispanic Population
Ann Arbor MSA/Washtenaw County 256,880 43,767 128 27,109 4,159 11,574 13,860 344,791
Detroit-Warren-Livonia MSA 2,464,989 980,451 951 141,316 52,809 94,632 168,065 4,296,250
Flint MSA/Genesee County 317,393 88,127 79 3,897 3,044 11,016 12,983 425,790
Monroe MSA/Monroe County 3,237 3,237 26 824 1,278 2,695 4,667 152,021
   Lapeer    County 84,351 922 9 309 1,088 1,237 3,622 88,319
   Lenawee County 92,174 2,539 26 519 1,967 2,192 7,614 99,892
    Livingston County 175,015 809 76 1,424 659 2,277 3,460 180,978
    Macomb    County 171,723 72,723 179 25,063 4,760 17,634 19,095 840,978
    Monroe County 143,476 3,237 467 842 1,278 2,695 4,667 152,021
    Oakland County 928,912 164,078 254 67,828 11,584 26,330 41,920 1,202,362
    St. Clair County 153,0552 3,976 29 777 1,177 3,300 4,708 163,040
    Wayne County 951,936 737,943 404 45,915 33,541 43,854 95,260 1,820,584
Michigan 7,803,120 1,400,362 2,604 238,199 147,029 230,319 436,358 9,883,640

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census. Note: Persons of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population by Sex, 2008 Estimates

Country/Area Male % of total Female % of total Population
Ann Arbor MSA/Washtenaw County 173,779 50.1 173,398 49.9 347,177
Detroit-Warren-Livonia MSA 2,177,006 48.9 2,279,410 51.1 4,456,416
Flint MSA/Genesee County 208,562 48.1 224,859 51.9 433,421
Monroe MSA/Monroe County 75,898 49.6 77,245 50.4 153,143
    Lapeer County 46,524 50.8 45,077 49.2 91,601
    Lenawee County 50,438 49.9 50,715 50.1 101,153
    Livingston County 92,124 50.5 90,311 49.5 182,435
    Macomb County 407,903 49.2 421,533 50.8 829,436
    Oakland County 592,382 49.2 610,660 50.8 1,203,042
    St. Clair County 83,937 49.5 85,703 50.5 169,640
    Wayne County 954,136 48.2 1,026,126 51.8 1,980,262
Michigan 4,942,839 49.2 5,102,858 50.8 10,045,697

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census.

20 Largest Communities, 2010

Community County 2010 Population
Detroit city Wayne 713,777
Warren city Macomb 134,056
Sterling Heights city Macomb 129,699
Ann Arbor city Washtenaw 113,934
Flint city Genesee 102,434
Dearborn city Wayne 98,153
Livonia city Wayne 96,942
Westland city Wayne 84,094
Troy city Oakland 80,980
Farmington Hills city Oakland 79,740
Southfield city Oakland 71,739
Rochester Hills city Oakland 70,995
Taylor city Wayne 63,131
St. Clair Shores city Macomb 59,715
Pontiac city Oakland 59,515
Dearborn Heights city Wayne 57,774
Royal Oak city Oakland 57,236
Novi city Oakland 55,224
Roseville city Macomb 47,299
Lincoln Park city Wayne 38,144

Source: Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.

10 Fastest-Growing Communities by Population

More than 65 communities experienced double digit growth in the Detroit region over the past decade.

According to the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, 4,201 residential construction permits were granted in 20011. The city of Detroit led the region by awarding 474 permits. This marks the city’s third year in a row leading the region in residential construction. Macomb Twp. finished second, recording 389 residential permits.

Community County Pop. 2000 Pop. 2010 % Change
Macomb Twp. Macomb 50,478 82,594 63.6
Saline Twp. Washtenaw 1,302 2,084 60.1
Dexter Washtenaw 2,338 3,525 50.8
New Baltimore Macomb 7,405 11,011 48.7
Augusta Twp. Washtenaw 4,813 6,980 45.0
Marion Twp. Livingston 6,757 9,796 45.0
New Haven Macomb 3,071 4,412 43.7
Holly Twp. Oakland 3,902 5,482 40.5
Oceola Twp. Livingston 8,362 11,613 38.9
Berlin Twp. Monroe 5,154 7,066 37.1

Source: Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.

Households, 2010

Occupied Housing Units

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.

Area 1990 2000 2010 % change 2000-2010
Detroit Region 1,916,382 2,045,772 2,084,250 1.7
Ann Arbor MSA/Washtenaw County 104528 125,232 137,193 9.5
Detroit-Warren-Livonia MSA 1,574,228 1,696,943 1,682,111 -0.9
Flint MSA/Genesee County 159,483 169,825 169,202 -0.3
Monroe MSA/Monroe County 46,508 53,772 58,230 8.2
    Lapeer County 26,445 30,729 32,776 6.6
    Lenawee County 31,635 35,930 37,514 4.4
    Livingston County 38,887 55,384 67,380 21.6
    Macomb County 264,991 309,203 331,667 7.2
    Oakland County 410,488 471,115 483,698 2.6
    St. Clair County 52,882 62,072 63,841 2.8
    Wayne County 780,535 768,440 702,749 -8.5
        City of Detroit 374,057 336,428 269,445 -19.9
Michigan 3,419,331 3,785,661 3,872,508 2.2

Household Size

Area 1980 1990 2000 2009 Estimate % Change 2000-2009
Detroit Region 2.6 2.6 0.7
Ann Arbor MSA/Washtenaw County 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.4 1.2
Detroit-Warren-Livonia MSA 2.6 2.7 4.6
Flint MSA/Genesee County 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.6 1.6
Monroe MSA/Monroe County 3.1 2.8 2.7 2.6 -4.5
    Lapeer County 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.8 0.4
    Lenawee County 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.7 1.9
    Livingston County 3.2 2.9 2.8 2.7 -2.9
    Macomb County 3.0 2.7 2.5 2.5 0.8
    Oakland County 2.8 2.6 2.5 2.5 -0.8
    St. Clair County 2.9 2.7 2.6 2.6 -1.5
    Wayne County 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.8 5.3
      City of Detroit 2.8 3.1 12.3
Michigan 2.7 2.5 2.6 3.9

Source:Southeast Michigan Council of Governments and U.S. Census Bureau. Note: Detroit MSA, Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, and Michigan avg. households are for 2008. Note: Detroit MSA has changed.

Income

Area/County 2010 Per Capita Income (est.) 2010 Median Household Income (est.)
Detroit-Warren-Livonia MSA $30,045 $77,957
Ann Arbor MSA/Washtenaw County $30,421 $77,528
Flint MSA/Genesee County $23,021 $58,503
Monroe MSA/Monroe County $25,653 $68,889
    Lapeer County $24,647 $69,649
    Lenawee County $24,516 $66,820
    Livingston County $31,001 $86,713
    Macomb County $27,404 $56,377
    Oakland County $40,337 $101,227
    St. Clair County $24,954 $65,244
    Wayne County $24,677 $65,435
Michigan $26,655 $69,299

Source: Editor & Publisher Market Guide.

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