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Dearborn, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Dearborn is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Wayne County at latitude 42.3131 and longitude -83.2115. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 591 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Dearborn, but most people and references simply refer to it as Dearborn, Michigan.

The P1 Census Class Code for Dearborn indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Dearborn (see map below) encompass a land area of 24.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dearborn: Dearbornville.

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Dearborn, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 97,554
Population in Households 97,337
Population in Familes 83,194
Population in Group Qrtrs 217
Population Density1 4,027
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 33,847
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 22,340
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 37,762 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22,814 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,033 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,915 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $100,157
Average Home Value $111,015


Median Household Income $43,037
Average Household Income $60,229
Per Capita Income $20,922
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.14% -0.3%
Households -0.34% -0.36%
Families -0.57% -0.5%
Median Household Income   4.1%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
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.


Dearborn, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dearborn to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 7 99th
Population Density1 # 31 96th
Diversity Index2 # 136 81st
Median Household Income # 325 53rd
Per Capita Income # 403 42nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.