Detroit, MI 48208 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 48208: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Detroit, MI 48208

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Wayne County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.351, Longitude -83.09
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 288
  • PO Box Addresses: 41
  • Residential Addresses: 3,861
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,390
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,471

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Detroit, MI 48208 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,219
Daytime Population: Workers 3,839
Daytime Population: Residents 6,000
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,839
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 8,431
Population in Familes 5,456
Population in Group Qrtrs 788
Population Density2 3,070
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $21,711
Average Household Income $33,692
Per Capita Income $15,962


Total Housing Units 5,322 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,012 (19.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,815 (52.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,495 (28.1%)
Median Home Value $68,398
Average Home Value $103,187


Total Households 3,827
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 1,728
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% -0.57%
Households -0.67% -0.52%
Families -1.01% -0.73%
Median Household Income   0.16%
Per Capita Income   1.6%

Detroit, MI 48208 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48208 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 # 342 65th
Population Density # 100 90th
Diversity Index # 169 83rd
Median Household Income # 969 2nd
Per Capita Income # 948 4th

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