What is the current population of Detroit?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Detroit is 670,031. Detroit, Michigan is the 24th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Detroit?

The peak population of Detroit was in 1950, when its population was 1,849,568. In 1950, Detroit was the 5th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 24th largest city in the US. Detroit is currently 63.8% smaller than it was in 1950.

How quickly is Detroit shrinking?

Detroit has shrunk 29.1% since the year 2000. Detroit, Michigan's growth is extremely below average. 100% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Is Detroit the biggest city in Michigan?

Yes, Detroit is the biggest city in the state of Michigan based on population. Detroit is also the only city in Michigan that is among the top 100 biggest cities in the US.

What county is Detroit, Michigan in?

Detroit is located entirely in Wayne County.

What is the population density of Detroit, Michigan?

Detroit has a population density of 5,144.3 people per square mile. Detroit has the 21st highest population density among large cities in the United States.

What is the size of Detroit, Michigan in square miles?

Detroit has an area of 138.8 square miles. Detroit is the largest city, by area, in Michigan.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 670,031 24
2018 672,662 23
2017 673,104 23
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

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
14 Columbus, Ohio 898,553 25.5%
15 Charlotte, North Carolina 885,708 55.4%
16 San Francisco, California 881,549 13.4%
17 Indianapolis, Indiana 876,384 12.0%
18 Seattle, Washington 753,675 33.6%
19 Denver, Colorado 727,211 30.7%
20 Washington, District of Columbia 705,749 23.4%
21 Boston, Massachusetts 692,600 17.3%
22 El Paso, Texas 681,728 20.7%
23 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 670,820 22.8%
24 Detroit, Michigan 670,031 -29.1%
25 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 655,057 29.0%
26 Portland, Oregon 654,741 23.5%
27 Las Vegas, Nevada 651,319 34.4%
28 Memphis, Tennessee 651,073 -5.6%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 617,638 11.4%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 593,490 -8.5%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 590,157 -1.1%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 560,513 24.4%
33 Tucson, Arizona 548,073 11.9%
34 Fresno, California 531,576 23.4%

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