Detroit, MI 48238 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 48238: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Detroit, MI 48238

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 724
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,647
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,243
  • County: Wayne County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.395, Longitude -83.142
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Detroit, MI 48238 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 27,822
Daytime Population: Workers 5,778
Daytime Population: Residents 19,758
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,536
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 27,475
Population in Familes 20,905
Population in Group Qrtrs 347
Population Density2 5,114
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $24,415
Average Household Income $35,080
Per Capita Income $14,415


Total Housing Units 17,404 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,068 (29.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,210 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,126 (35.2%)
Median Home Value $55,465
Average Home Value $67,763


Total Households 11,278
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 6,558
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 -1.81% -1.04%
Households -1.64% -0.96%
Families -1.92% -1.13%
Median Household Income   0.1%
Per Capita Income   1.74%

Detroit, MI 48238 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48238 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 # 106 89th
Population Density # 31 97th
Diversity Index # 776 22nd
Median Household Income # 962 2nd
Per Capita Income # 962 2nd

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