Inkster, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Inkster, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Inkster had a population of 24,481 as of July 1, 2016. Inkster 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 Inkster is located at latitude 42.294 and longitude -83.3201 in Wayne County. 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. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 627 feet.

The City of Inkster (GNIS ID: 1626516) 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 Inkster 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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Inkster, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 24,481
Population in Households 24,261
Population in Familes 19,107
Population in Group Qrtrs 220
Population Density1 3,915
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 9,581
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 5,959
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,677 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,812 (41.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,769 (40.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,096 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $66,747
Average Home Value $74,875


Median Household Income $27,362
Average Household Income $38,259
Per Capita Income $15,222
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.57% -0.57%
Households -0.39% -0.48%
Families -0.57% -0.59%
Median Household Income   -0.08%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
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, 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 # 47 93rd
Population Density1 # 38 95th
Diversity Index2 # 65 91st
Median Household Income # 674 3rd
Per Capita Income # 669 3rd

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