Detroit, MI 48228 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 48228: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Detroit, MI 48228

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 921
  • Single Family Addresses: 17,353
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,653
  • County: Wayne County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.353, Longitude -83.213
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Detroit, MI 48228 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 48,662
Population in Households 48,337
Population in Familes 39,266
Population in Group Qrtrs 325
Population Density1 5,471
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 17,361
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 11,495
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24,203 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,060 (37.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,301 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,842 (28.3%)
Median Home Value $54,001
Average Home Value $72,081


Median Household Income $26,922
Average Household Income $37,637
Per Capita Income $13,596
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.94% -0.83%
Households -0.85% -0.76%
Families -1.1% -0.9%
Median Household Income   -0.02%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
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 48228 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48228 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 # 10 99th
Population Density1 # 20 98th
Diversity Index2 # 130 87th
Median Household Income # 949 4th
Per Capita Income # 964 2nd

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