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, 2017)


Total Population 49,498
Daytime Population: Workers 7,996
Daytime Population: Residents 32,585
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 40,581
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 49,172
Population in Familes 39,886
Population in Group Qrtrs 326
Population Density2 5,567
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $27,622
Average Household Income $38,925
Per Capita Income $13,992


Total Housing Units 24,329 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,031 (37.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,551 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,747 (27.7%)
Median Home Value $54,735
Average Home Value $73,093


Total Households 17,582
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 11,600
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% -0.63%
Households -0.66% -0.59%
Families -0.92% -0.74%
Median Household Income   0.12%
Per Capita Income   1.73%

Detroit, MI 48228 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48228 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 # 9 99th
Population Density # 18 98th
Diversity Index # 131 87th
Median Household Income # 949 4th
Per Capita Income # 965 2nd

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