Detroit, MI 48227 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 48227: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Detroit, MI 48227

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,041
  • Single Family Addresses: 14,375
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,191
  • County: Wayne County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.39, Longitude -83.194
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Detroit, MI 48227 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 40,835
Population in Households 40,505
Population in Familes 32,776
Population in Group Qrtrs 330
Population Density1 5,532
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 15,185
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 9,899
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21,111 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,502 (40.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,683 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,926 (28.1%)
Median Home Value $63,948
Average Home Value $76,032


Median Household Income $28,008
Average Household Income $39,074
Per Capita Income $14,755
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.53% -1.06%
Households -1.29% -0.94%
Families -1.48% -1.07%
Median Household Income   -0.32%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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 48227 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48227 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 # 31 97th
Population Density1 # 19 98th
Diversity Index2 # 800 19th
Median Household Income # 945 4th
Per Capita Income # 956 3rd

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