Detroit, MI 48208 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 48208: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Detroit, MI 48208

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 301
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,585
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,441
  • County: Wayne County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.351, Longitude -83.09
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Detroit, MI 48208 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,157
Population in Households 8,370
Population in Familes 5,401
Population in Group Qrtrs 787
Population Density1 3,053
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 3,838
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 1,730
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,373 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,039 (19.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,799 (52.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,535 (28.6%)
Median Home Value $64,558
Average Home Value $96,583


Median Household Income $21,532
Average Household Income $33,416
Per Capita Income $15,992
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.99% -0.74%
Households -0.8% -0.69%
Families -1.08% -0.86%
Median Household Income   0.55%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
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.

Detroit, MI 48208 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48208 to the other 987 ZIP Codes 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 # 341 66th
Population Density1 # 104 90th
Diversity Index2 # 164 83rd
Median Household Income # 969 2nd
Per Capita Income # 940 5th

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