River Rouge, MI 48218 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 48218: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
River Rouge, MI 48218

Acceptable Alternative
Detroit, MI 48218

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 185
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,636
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 152
  • County: Wayne County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.331, Longitude -83.046
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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River Rouge, MI 48218 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,472
Daytime Population: Workers 3,899
Daytime Population: Residents 4,979
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,878
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 7,469
Population in Familes 5,930
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 3,200
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $26,748
Average Household Income $37,747
Per Capita Income $13,932


Total Housing Units 3,717 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,418 (38.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,337 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 962 (25.9%)
Median Home Value $42,866
Average Home Value $58,903


Total Households 2,755
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 1,766
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.69% -0.62%
Households -0.65% -0.59%
Families -0.84% -0.71%
Median Household Income   0.22%
Per Capita Income   1.76%

River Rouge, MI 48218 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48218 to the other 984 ZIP Codes 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 # 386 61st
Population Density # 93 91st
Diversity Index # 13 99th
Median Household Income # 956 3rd
Per Capita Income # 966 2nd

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