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Detroit-Warren-Livonia Michigan Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Detroit-Warren-Livonia Michigan metro area was $63,474 in 2019, the latest figures available. Detroit median household income is $3,890 higher than the median Michigan household income and $2,238 less than the US median household income. 2020 metro income data (including Detroit median household income) will be released in September of 2021. Median family and per capita income for Detroit-Warren-Livonia are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Detroit Michigan

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,712 +4.21% +7.05%
Michigan $59,584 +3.22% +6.55%
Detroit $63,474 +3.03% +6.12%

Trends in Detroit, MI Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Detroit is $63,474. Real median household income peaked in 2005 at $66,648 and is now $3,174 (4.76%) lower. From a post peak low of $55,784 in 2011, real median household income for Detroit has now grown by $7,690 (13.79%).

Real Median Household Income: Detroit, Michigan, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Detroit

Date US Michigan Detroit
2019 $65,712 $59,584 $63,474
2018 $63,059 $57,725 $61,610
2017 $62,927 $57,267 $60,919
2016 $61,383 $55,923 $59,812
2015 $60,187 $55,125 $57,871
2014 $58,001 $53,883 $56,709
2013 $57,437 $53,065 $57,005
2012 $57,307 $52,274 $56,123
2011 $57,531 $52,381 $55,784
2010 $58,809 $53,365 $56,637
2009 $59,988 $54,057 $57,974

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Detroit Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Detroit was $81,699 in 2019. Compared to the median Michigan family income, Detroit median family income is $5,996 higher. As with the median household income data, 2020 family income data for Detroit will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income for Detroit Michigan

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $80,944 +4.06% +6.92%
Michigan $75,703 +3.22% +5.54%
Detroit $81,699 +3.34% +5.44%

Trends in Detroit, MI Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Detroit is $81,699. Real median family income peaked in 2006 at $82,860 and is now $1,161 (1.40%) lower. From a post peak low of $70,751 in 2011, real median family income for Detroit has now grown by $10,948 (15.47%).

Real Median Family Income: Detroit, Michigan, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Detroit

Date US Michigan Detroit
2019 $80,944 $75,703 $81,699
2018 $77,786 $73,342 $79,056
2017 $77,064 $72,655 $78,283
2016 $75,707 $71,731 $77,486
2015 $73,660 $68,948 $73,936
2014 $71,246 $67,174 $72,856
2013 $70,386 $66,886 $72,512
2012 $69,752 $66,147 $71,759
2011 $70,009 $66,150 $70,751
2010 $71,221 $65,924 $71,213
2009 $72,962 $67,705 $73,250

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Detroit Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Detroit was $35,315 in 2019. Compared to the median Michigan per capita income, Detroit median per capita income is $2,423 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2020 per capita income data for Detroit will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income for Detroit Michigan

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $35,672 +3.57% +7.57%
Michigan $32,892 +2.53% +5.99%
Detroit $35,315 +2.83% +4.99%

Trends in Detroit, MI Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $35,315, the per capita income for Detroit was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Per Capita Income: Detroit, Michigan, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Detroit

Date US Michigan Detroit
2019 $35,672 $32,892 $35,315
2018 $34,444 $32,079 $34,344
2017 $33,788 $31,797 $34,338
2016 $33,163 $31,032 $33,638
2015 $32,351 $30,069 $32,088
2014 $31,228 $28,768 $30,837
2013 $30,982 $28,491 $30,868
2012 $30,476 $27,971 $30,234
2011 $30,425 $27,806 $29,824
2010 $30,622 $27,758 $29,851
2009 $31,545 $28,343 $30,149

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