Detroit, MI 48234 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 48234: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Detroit, MI 48234

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 886
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,474
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,056
  • County: Wayne County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.43, Longitude -83.043
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Detroit, MI 48234 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 33,656
Daytime Population: Workers 8,653
Daytime Population: Residents 22,262
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 30,915
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 32,443
Population in Familes 26,168
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,213
Population Density2 4,277
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $26,821
Average Household Income $38,138
Per Capita Income $14,101


Total Housing Units 16,180 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,867 (42.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,251 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,062 (25.1%)
Median Home Value $58,351
Average Home Value $68,097


Total Households 12,118
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 7,838
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 -1.33% -0.86%
Households -1.21% -0.81%
Families -1.42% -0.95%
Median Household Income   0.14%
Per Capita Income   1.77%

Detroit, MI 48234 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48234 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 # 62 94th
Population Density # 52 95th
Diversity Index # 470 53rd
Median Household Income # 955 3rd
Per Capita Income # 963 2nd

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