Detroit, MI
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Detroit profile


Living in Detroit


Detroit is a very large city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 670,031 people and 297 constituent neighborhoods, Detroit is the largest community in Michigan.

Detroit is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Detroit is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Detroit who work in office and administrative support (11.83%), sales jobs (8.99%), and food service (7.29%).

Detroit is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Detroit is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

Detroit is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Detroit really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Detroit citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Detroit ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Detroit a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.

The citizens of Detroit are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.30% of adults in Detroit have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Detroit in 2018 was $18,621, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,484 for a family of four. However, Detroit contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Detroit also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.02% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Detroit is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Detroit home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Detroit residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Detroit include German, Irish, African, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Detroit is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.