Ecorse, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ecorse, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Ecorse had a population of 8,939 as of July 1, 2017. Ecorse 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 Ecorse is located at latitude 42.2496 and longitude -83.1403 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ecorse (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.87 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 584 feet.

The City of Ecorse (GNIS ID: 1626215) 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 Ecorse population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ecorse: Ecorce, Ecorces, River aux Ecorces.

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


Total Population 8,939
Daytime Population: Workers 1,204
Daytime Population: Residents 6,002
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,206
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 8,916
Population in Familes 6,912
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 3,169
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $30,186
Average Household Income $42,988
Per Capita Income $16,581


Total Housing Units 4,532 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,881 (41.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,552 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,099 (24.2%)
Median Home Value $52,402
Average Home Value $74,734


Total Households 3,433
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 2,114
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 -0.85% -0.72%
Households -0.83% -0.69%
Families -1.07% -0.84%
Median Household Income   0.56%
Per Capita Income   1.87%

Ecorse, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ecorse 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 # 115 84th
Population Density # 61 91st
Diversity Index # 4 100th
Median Household Income # 663 4th
Per Capita Income # 662 4th

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