Dearborn, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dearborn, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Dearborn is the 7th largest city in Michigan with a population of 99,387 as of July 1, 2017. Dearborn 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 Dearborn is located at latitude 42.3131 and longitude -83.2115 in Wayne County. 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. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 591 feet.

The City of Dearborn (GNIS ID: 1626164) 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 Dearborn population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dearborn: Dearbornville.

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Dearborn, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 99,387
Daytime Population: Workers 66,436
Daytime Population: Residents 60,769
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 127,205
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.28
Population in Households 99,169
Population in Familes 84,397
Population in Group Qrtrs 218
Population Density2 4,102
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $50,405
Average Household Income $67,007
Per Capita Income $23,172


Total Housing Units 37,931 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22,801 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,483 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,647 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $125,971
Average Home Value $154,233


Total Households 34,284
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 22,522
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.17% -0.19%
Households -0.02% -0.24%
Families -0.22% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

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, 2017 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 Density # 32 96th
Diversity Index # 154 78th
Median Household Income # 264 62nd
Per Capita Income # 373 46th

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