Ypsilanti, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ypsilanti, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Ypsilanti had a population of 20,476 as of July 1, 2017. Ypsilanti ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ypsilanti is located at latitude 42.2432 and longitude -83.622 in Washtenaw County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ypsilanti (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Washtenaw County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 725 feet.

The City of Ypsilanti (GNIS ID: 1627300) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ypsilanti population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 20,476
Daytime Population: Workers 12,107
Daytime Population: Residents 10,221
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,328
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 17,640
Population in Familes 8,783
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,836
Population Density2 4,730
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $32,436
Average Household Income $50,088
Per Capita Income $22,928


Total Housing Units 9,761 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,678 (27.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,815 (59.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,268 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $142,345
Average Home Value $158,047


Total Households 8,493
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 2,990
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 0.72% 0.68%
Households 0.78% 0.73%
Families 0.52% 0.56%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Ypsilanti, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ypsilanti to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 58 92nd
Population Density # 19 97th
Diversity Index # 27 96th
Median Household Income # 642 7th
Per Capita Income # 385 45th

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