Detroit, MI 48215 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 48215: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Detroit, MI 48215

Acceptable Alternative
Grosse Pointe, MI 48215
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48215
Grosse Pt Pk, MI 48215

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 328
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,984
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 803
  • County: Wayne County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.388, Longitude -82.951
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Detroit, MI 48215 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,502
Population in Households 12,126
Population in Familes 9,218
Population in Group Qrtrs 376
Population Density1 3,171
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 4,924
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 2,805
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,317 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,174 (29.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,750 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,393 (32.7%)
Median Home Value $50,839
Average Home Value $85,350


Median Household Income $23,973
Average Household Income $36,776
Per Capita Income $15,207
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.58% -0.93%
Households -1.35% -0.83%
Families -1.61% -0.98%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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 48215 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48215 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 # 283 71st
Population Density1 # 97 90th
Diversity Index2 # 320 68th
Median Household Income # 962 3rd
Per Capita Income # 952 4th

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