Dearborn Heights, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dearborn Heights, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Dearborn Heights had a population of 56,601 as of July 1, 2017. Dearborn Heights 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 Dearborn Heights is located at latitude 42.3357 and longitude -83.2888 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dearborn Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 620 feet.

The City of Dearborn Heights (GNIS ID: 1626165) 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 Dearborn Heights 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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Dearborn Heights, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 56,601
Daytime Population: Workers 11,373
Daytime Population: Residents 32,321
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 43,694
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 56,024
Population in Familes 45,794
Population in Group Qrtrs 577
Population Density2 4,822
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $50,053
Average Household Income $62,792
Per Capita Income $24,428


Total Housing Units 23,797 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,513 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,250 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,034 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $99,337
Average Home Value $129,876


Total Households 21,763
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 14,036
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 -0.28% -0.39%
Households -0.31% -0.39%
Families -0.53% -0.52%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

Dearborn Heights, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dearborn Heights 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 # 22 97th
Population Density # 18 98th
Diversity Index # 118 83rd
Median Household Income # 277 60th
Per Capita Income # 307 56th

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