Latest Data (2016)
Population 672,795
Nationwide Rank 23

Quick Facts

Detroit, Michigan is the 23rd largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Detroit, Michigan is a city.

Detroit, Michigan is currently 63.6% smaller than it was in 1950, the year of its peak recorded population.

Detroit, Michigan's growth is extremely below average. 100% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Detroit, Michigan Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
13 San Francisco, California 870,887 12.0%
14 Columbus, Ohio 860,090 20.1%
15 Indianapolis, Indiana 855,164 9.3%
16 Fort Worth, Texas 854,113 56.4%
17 Charlotte, North Carolina 842,051 47.7%
18 Seattle, Washington 704,352 24.8%
19 Denver, Colorado 693,060 24.6%
20 El Paso, Texas 683,080 20.9%
21 Washington, District of Columbia 681,170 19.1%
22 Boston, Massachusetts 673,184 14.0%
23 Detroit, Michigan 672,795 -28.8%
24 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 660,388 20.9%
25 Memphis, Tennessee 652,717 -5.4%
26 Portland, Oregon 639,863 20.7%
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 638,367 25.7%
28 Las Vegas, Nevada 632,912 30.6%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 616,261 11.2%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 614,664 -5.2%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 595,047 -0.3%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 559,277 24.1%
33 Tucson, Arizona 530,706 8.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 672,795 23
2015 677,116 21
2014 680,250 18
2013 688,701 18
2012 701,475 18
2011 706,201 18
2010 713,777 18
2009 910,921 11
2008 912,632 11
2007 917,234 11
2006 918,849 10
2005 921,149 10
2004 924,016 10
2003 926,903 10
2002 928,870 10
2001 936,905 10
2000 945,297 10
1990 1,027,946 7
1980 1,203,339 6
1970 1,511,482 5
1960 1,670,144 5
1950 1,849,568 5
1940 1,623,452 4
1930 1,568,662 4
1920 993,078 4
1910 465,766 9
1900 285,704 13
1890 205,876 15
1880 116,340 18
1870 79,577 18
1860 45,619 19
1850 21,019 30
1840 9,102 40