Inkster, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Inkster, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Inkster is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Wayne County at latitude 42.294 and longitude -83.3201. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 627 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Inkster 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 Inkster (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 24,747
Population in Households 24,526
Population in Familes 19,421
Population in Group Qrtrs 221
Population Density1 3,958
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 9,664
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 6,020
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,688 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,839 (41.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,825 (41.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,024 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $67,901
Average Home Value $65,406


Median Household Income $28,847
Average Household Income $38,498
Per Capita Income $15,132
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.58% -0.51%
Households -0.38% -0.4%
Families -0.6% -0.55%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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.


Inkster, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Inkster 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 # 46 93rd
Population Density1 # 34 95th
Diversity Index2 # 79 89th
Median Household Income # 656 5th
Per Capita Income # 659 5th

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