Warren, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Warren, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Warren is the 3rd largest city in Michigan with a population of 136,129 as of July 1, 2016. Warren ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Warren is located at latitude 42.4929 and longitude -83.025 in Macomb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Warren (see map below) encompass a land area of 34.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Macomb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 623 feet.

The City of Warren (GNIS ID: 1627213) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Warren population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Warren, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 136,129
Population in Households 134,866
Population in Familes 106,809
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,263
Population Density1 3,959
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 54,322
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 34,243
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 59,373 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39,623 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,699 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,051 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $101,880
Average Home Value $113,241


Median Household Income $45,260
Average Household Income $56,236
Per Capita Income $22,674
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.47%
Households 0.26% 0.5%
Families 0.03% 0.34%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Warren, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Warren to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 100th
Population Density1 # 35 95th
Diversity Index2 # 69 90th
Median Household Income # 319 54th
Per Capita Income # 339 51st

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