Detroit, MI 48217 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 48217: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Detroit, MI 48217

Not Acceptable, USPS
Delray, MI 48217

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Wayne County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.277, Longitude -83.152
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 137
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 2,641
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 201
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,440

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

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Detroit, MI 48217 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,627
Daytime Population: Workers 1,824
Daytime Population: Residents 4,604
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,428
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 6,623
Population in Familes 5,175
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 2,862
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $28,208
Average Household Income $39,283
Per Capita Income $16,183


Total Housing Units 3,957 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,743 (44.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 984 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,230 (31.1%)
Median Home Value $61,246
Average Home Value $64,644


Total Households 2,727
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,632
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 -3.03% -0.87%
Households -2.36% -0.79%
Families -2.89% -0.95%
Median Household Income   0.23%
Per Capita Income   1.89%

Detroit, MI 48217 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48217 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 # 412 58th
Population Density # 107 89th
Diversity Index # 250 75th
Median Household Income # 947 4th
Per Capita Income # 945 4th

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