Latest Data (2015)
Population 677,116
Nationwide Rank 21

Quick Facts

Detroit, Michigan is the 21st largest city in the United States as of 2015.

Detroit, Michigan is a city.

Detroit, Michigan is currently 63.4% 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

Rank Name Growth
2000-2015
15 Columbus, Ohio 18.7%
16 Fort Worth, Texas 52.6%
17 Charlotte, North Carolina 45.1%
18 Seattle, Washington 21.3%
19 Denver, Colorado 22.7%
20 El Paso, Texas 20.5%
21 Detroit, Michigan -28.3%
22 Washington, District of Columbia 17.5%
23 Boston, Massachusetts 12.9%
24 Memphis, Tennessee -4.9%
25 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 19.9%
26 Portland, Oregon 19.3%
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 24.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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