Inkster, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Inkster, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Inkster had a population of 24,713 as of July 1, 2017. Inkster 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 Inkster is located at latitude 42.294 and longitude -83.3201 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Inkster (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 627 feet.

The City of Inkster (GNIS ID: 1626516) 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 Inkster 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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Inkster, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,713
Daytime Population: Workers 3,958
Daytime Population: Residents 15,571
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,529
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 24,492
Population in Familes 19,270
Population in Group Qrtrs 221
Population Density2 3,952
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $28,394
Average Household Income $39,707
Per Capita Income $15,751


Total Housing Units 11,657 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,771 (40.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,878 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,008 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $67,794
Average Home Value $75,634


Total Households 9,649
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 5,986
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 -0.36% -0.44%
Households -0.24% -0.38%
Families -0.43% -0.5%
Median Household Income   0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.85%

Inkster, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Inkster 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 # 46 93rd
Population Density # 36 95th
Diversity Index # 67 90th
Median Household Income # 675 3rd
Per Capita Income # 674 3rd

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