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Statistics and Facts of Detroit Michigan

Detroit is the largest city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the seat of Wayne County. Detroit is a major port city on the Detroit River, in the Midwest region of the United States. Located north of Windsor, Ontario Detroit is a geographical oddity as it is the only U.S. city that looks south to Canada. It was founded in 1701 by the Frenchman Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, making Detroit the oldest city in the Midwest.

It is known as the world's traditional automotive center—"Detroit" is a metonym for the United States automobile industry—and an important source of popular music, legacies celebrated by the city's two familiar nicknames, Motor City and Motown.

In 2007, Detroit ranked as the United States' eleventh most populous city, with 918,849 residents.

History
The city name comes from the Detroit River (in French le détroit du Lac Erie), meaning "the strait of Lake Erie," linking Lake Huron and Lake Erie, in the historical context the strait included Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair River. Traveling up the Detroit River on the ship Le Griffon (owned by La Salle), Father Louis Hennepin noted the north bank of the river as an ideal location for a settlement. There, in 1701, the French officer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded a settlement called Fort Détroit, naming it after the comte de Pontchartrain, Minister of Marine under Louis XIV. Francois Marie Picoté, sieur de Belestre (Montreal 1719-1793) was the last French military commander at Fort Detroit (1758-1760), surrendering the fort on November 29 1760 to the British.

During the French and Indian War (1760), British troops gained control and shortened the name to Detroit. Several tribes led by Chief Pontiac, an Ottawa leader, launched Pontiac's Rebellion (1763), including a siege of Fort Detroit. Partially in response to this, the British Royal Proclamation of 1763, included restrictions in unceded Indian territories. Detroit passed to the United States under the Jay Treaty (1796). In 1805, fire destroyed most of the settlement. A river warehouse and brick chimneys of the wooden homes were the sole structures to survive. Detroit's city flag reflects this French heritage. (See Flag of Detroit, Michigan.)

From 1805 to 1847, Detroit was the capital of Michigan. As the city expanded, the street layout followed a plan developed by Augustus B. Woodward, Chief Justice of the Michigan Territory. Detroit fell to British troops during the War of 1812 in the Siege of Detroit, was recaptured by the United States in 1813 and incorporated as a city in 1815. Prior to the American Civil War, the city's access to the Canadian border made it a key stop along the underground railroad. The Republican Party was founded in 1851 in nearby Jackson, Michigan by anti-slavery and Former Whig Zachariah Chandler. Then Lieutenant, the Future president Ulysses S. Grant was stationed in the city. His dwelling is still at the Michigan State Fairgrounds. Because of this local sentiment, many Detroiters volunteered to fight during the American Civil War, beginning with the "Iron Brigade" which defended Washington, D.C. early in the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying "Thank God for Michigan"! Following the death of President Abraham Lincoln, George Armstrong Custer delivered a eulogy to the thousands gathered near Campus Martius Park. Custer led the Michigan Brigade during the American Civil War and called them the "Wolverines."

Detroit's many Gilded Age mansions and buildings arose during the late 1800s. The city was referred to as the "Paris of the West" for its architecture, and for Washington Boulevard, recently electrified by Thomas Edison.

In 1980, Detroit hosted the Republican National Convention which nominated Ronald Reagan to a successful bid for President of the United States. Four years later, the city again appeared on the national radar, but for unwanted reasons: rioting in the wake of the Detroit Tigers' World Series championship left three dead and millions of dollars in property damage.

In the 1990s, the city began to enjoy a revival, much of it centered downtown. Comerica Tower at Detroit Center (1992) arose on the city skyline. In the ensuing years, three casinos opened in Detroit: MGM Grand Detroit, Motor City Casino, and Greektown Casino which are now adding resorts. New downtown stadiums were constructed for the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions in 2000 and 2002, respectively; this put the Lions' home stadium in the city proper for the first time since 1974. The city hosted the 2005 MLB All-Star Game and the 2006 Super Bowl XL, both of which prompted many improvements to the downtown area. The city's riverfront is the focus of much development; in 2007, the first portions of the Detroit River Walk were laid, including miles of parks and fountains. This new urban development in Detroit is a mainstay in the city's earnest desire to reinvent its economic identity through tourism. Along the river upscale Million dollar condos are going up such as Watermark Detroit some of the most expensive the city has ever seen.

Population (year 2000): 951,270. Estimated population in July 2006: 871,121 (-8.4% change)

Males: 448,319 (47.1%)
Females: 502,951 (52.9%)

Wayne County

Median resident age: 30.9 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years

Zip codes: 48201, 48202, 48204, 48205, 48206, 48207, 48208, 48209, 48210, 48211, 48213, 48214, 48215, 48216, 48217, 48219, 48221, 48223, 48224, 48226, 48227, 48228, 48234, 48235, 48238, 48242.

Estimated median household income in 2005: $28,069 (it was $29,526 in 2000)

Detroit $28,069
Michigan: $46,039

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $88,300 (it was $63,600 in 2000)
Detroit $88,300
Michigan: $149,300

Median gross rent in 2005: $675.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2005: 31.4%

Ancestries: Polish (2.0%), German (1.8%), Subsaharan African (1.8%), Irish (1.5%), United States (1.2%).

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 138.8 square miles. Population density: 6366 people per square mile (high).

For population 25 years and over in Detroit

High school or higher: 69.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%
Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
Unemployed: 13.8%
Mean travel time to work: 28.4 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Detroit city

Never married: 43.6%
Now married: 31.2%
Separated: 4.2%
Widowed: 8.3%
Divorced: 12.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2005: $1,368 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2005: $935 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (316.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Highland Park, MI (1.1 miles ), Hamtramck, MI (3.2 miles ), Hazel Park, MI (5.0 miles ), Ferndale, MI (5.4 miles ), Pleasant Ridge, MI (6.5 miles ), Oak Park, MI (7.7 miles ), Madison Heights, MI (7.9 miles ), Huntington Woods, MI (8.0 miles ).

Latitude: 42.39 N, Longitude: 83.10 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -659 (-0.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 154,933 (48.5%)

Area codes: 313, 810, 248, 734

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in 2006: 3,509 (3,164 officers).

Officers per 1,000 residents here: 3.58
US city average: 3.00

Hospitals/medical centers in Detroit:

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN (3901 BEAUBIEN)
DETROIT REC HOSP & UNIV HLTH CENTER (4201 ST ANTOINE)
HARPER UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (3990 JOHN R STREET)
HENRY FORD HOSPITAL (2799 W GRAND BLVD)
HORIZON HEALTHCARE, INC (3737 HUMBOLDT)
KINDRED HOSPITAL - METRO DETROIT (2700 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD)
REHABILITATION INSTITUTE (261 MACK BLVD)
RENAISSANCE HOSP AND MED CENTERS (801 VIRGINIA PARK)
SCCI HOSPITAL - DETROIT (15000 GRATIOT)
SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL - NW DETROIT (6071 WEST OUTER DRIVE)
SINAI-GRACE HOSPITAL (6071 W OUTER DR)
ST JOHN DETROIT RIVERVIEW HOSPITAL (7733 E JEFFERSON)
ST JOHN HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CTR (22101 MOROSS RD)
ST JOHN NORTHEAST COMM HOSPITAL (4777 E OUTER DRIVE)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Detroit:
DETROIT CITY (about 8 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DET)
DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 22 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DTW)
OAKLAND COUNTY INTERNATIONAL (about 29 miles; PONTIAC, MI; ID: PTK)

Other public-use airports nearest to Detroit:
COBO HALL (about 7 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: 84G)
OAKLAND/TROY (about 11 miles; TROY, MI; ID: 7D2)
BERZ-MACOMB (about 21 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: UIZ)

Amtrak station:
DETROIT (11 W. BALTIMORE AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.ci.detroit.mi.us

Biggest Colleges/Universities in Detroit:

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 20,389; Location: 656 W KIRBY; Public; Website: www.wayne.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
MARYGROVE COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 5,301; Location: 8425 W MCNICHOLS RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.marygrove.edu; Offers Master's degree)
WAYNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (FT enrollment: 4,414; Location: 801 W FORT ST; Public)
UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY (FT enrollment: 4,119; Location: 4001 W McNichols Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.udmercy.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
CENTER FOR CREATIVE STUDIES COLLEGE OF ART AND DES (FT enrollment: 994; Location: 201 E KIRBY; Private, not-for-profit; Website: CCSCAD.EDU)
LEWIS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS (FT enrollment: 214; Location: 17370 MEYERS RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: 207.91.252.4/lewis)
SACRED HEART MAJOR SEMINARY (FT enrollment: 200; Location: 2701 CHICAGO BLVD; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master's degree)
MICHIGAN BARBER SCHOOL INC (FT enrollment: 106; Location: 8988-90 GRAND RIVER; Private, not-for-profit)
JTPA SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL NURSING (FT enrollment: 100; Location: 735 GRISWOLD ST; Public)
CENTER FOR HUMANISTIC STUDIES (FT enrollment: 74; Location: 40 E FERRY AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.humanpsych.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
SER BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 19; Location: 9301 MICHIGAN AVE; Private, not-for-profit)
DETROIT HEALTH DEPARTMENT NUTRITION DIVISION (FT enrollment: 6; Location: 1151 TAYLOR; Public)
KRAINZ WOODS ACADEMY OF MEDICAL LABORATORY TECH (Location: 4327 E SEVEN MILE RD; Private, for-profit)
QUALITY CAREER SKILLS LABORATORIES INC (Location: 1763 E 7 MILE RD; Private, not-for-profit)
PRIVATE VENTURES INC (Location: 2051 Rosa Parks Blvd; Private, for-profit)
US TRUCK DRIVING TRAINING SCHOOL (Location: 4195 CENTRAL AVE; Private, for-profit)
SAINT JOHN HOSPITAL AND MED CTR SCH OF RAD TECHN (Location: 22101 MOROSS RD; Private, not-for-profit)
BYRONS SCHOOL OF FLORAL ARTS (Location: 11851 WOODWARD; Private, for-profit)
HENRY FORD HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF RADIOLOGIC TECHN (Location: 2799 W GRAND BLVD; Private, not-for-profit)
JOWA SECURITY TRAINING INSTITUTE (Location: 1575 E LAFAYETTE STE 200; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Detroit:
LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; SOUTHFIELD, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,479)
HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 6,572)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DEARBORN (about 12 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 5,574)
MACOMB COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; WARREN, MI; FT enrollment: 11,057)
DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY-EASTERN REGION-DEARBORN (about 12 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 2,247)
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-DETROIT CAMPUS (about 15 miles; TROY, MI; FT enrollment: 2,090)
OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-BLOOMFIELD HILLS CAMPUS (about 17 miles; BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI; FT enrollment: 11,634)

Biggest public high schools in Detroit:

DENBY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,364; Location: 12800 KELLY ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
CASS TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,195; Location: 2421 SECOND AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
PERSHING HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,055; Location: 18875 RYAN ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
OSBORN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,026; Location: 11600 E. 7 MILE ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
CODY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,969; Location: 18445 CATHEDRAL STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
MUMFORD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,929; Location: 17525 WYOMING STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
REDFORD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,873; Location: 21431 GRAND RIVER AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
KING HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,838; Location: 3200 E. LAFAYETTE STREET; Grades: 07 - 12)
SOUTHEASTERN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,814; Location: 3030 FAIRVIEW STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
FINNEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,811; Location: 17200 SOUTHAMPTON STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)

Biggest private high schools in Detroit:

UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT JESUIT H (Students: 912; Location: 8400 SOUTH CAMBRIDGE; Grades: 7 - 12; Boys only)
ST MARTIN DE PORRES HIGH SCH (Students: 370; Location: 13436 GROVE AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
BENEDICTINE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 346; Location: 8001 WEST OUTER DRIVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
DETROIT URBAN LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 330; Location: 8181 GREENFIELD; Grades: KG - 12)
DOMINICAN HIGH SCHOOL AND ACAD (Students: 224; Location: 9740 MCKINNEY AVE; Grades: 6 - 12; Girls only)
AL-IKHLAS TRAINING ACADEMY (Students: 193; Location: 4001 MILLER ST; Grades: PK - 12)
HOLY REDEEMER H S (Students: 183; Location: 5668 BAKER; Grades: 9 - 12)
LOYOLA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 160; Location: 15325 PINEHURST; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
WESTSIDE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 158; Location: 9540 BRAMMEL; Grades: PK - 12)
EAST CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 136; Location: 7320 ST ANTHONY PL; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Detroit:

DETROIT ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES (Students: 2,254; Location: 2985 E. JEFFERSON AVENUE; Grades: KG - 12)
GOODALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,352; Location: 9860 PARK DRIVE; Grades: PK - 05)
BARBOUR MAGNET MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,186; Location: 4209 SENECA STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
YMCA SERVICE LEARNING ACADEMY (Students: 1,145; Location: 21605 W. 7 MILE ROAD; Grades: KG - 08)
EDISON PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMY (Students: 1,109; Location: 950 SELDEN STREET; Grades: KG - 08)
EMERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,086; Location: 18240 HUNTINGTON ROAD; Grades: PK - 08)
BRENDA SCOTT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,073; Location: 18400 HOOVER; Grades: 07 - 08)
HEILMANN PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,069; Location: 19035 CRUSADE; Grades: 06 - 08)
STELLWAGEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,051; Location: 11450 E. OUTER DRIVE; Grades: PK - 06)
WINTERHALTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,026; Location: 12121 BROADSTREET AVENUE; Grades: PK - 08)

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Detroit:

CORNERSTONE SCHOOL (Students: 657; Location: 6861 EAST NEVADA; Grades: PK - 8)
GESU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 584; Location: 17139 OAK DRIVE; Grades: PK - 8)
ST MARY OF REDFORD ELEMENTARY (Students: 392; Location: 14751 MANSFIELD; Grades: KG - 8)
ST SCHOLASTICA ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 323; Location: 17351 SOUTHFIELD ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
ST JUDE SCHOOL (Students: 321; Location: 15865 E SEVEN MILE; Grades: PK - 8)
CHRIST THE KING ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 312; Location: 16800 TRINITY STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
TRANSFIGURATION ACADEMY HOLY F (Students: 305; Location: 13300 SYRACUSE; Grades: PK - 8)
CORNERSTONE PRIMARY LINWOOD CA (Students: 300; Location: 9333 LINWOOD; Grades: PK - 5)
ST BARTHOLOMEW ELEMENTARY (Students: 285; Location: 20001 WEXFORD; Grades: 1 - 8)
ST CECILIA SCHOOL (Students: 278; Location: 6327 BURLINGAME; Grades: PK - 8)

Library in Detroit:

DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $44,921,755; Location: 5201 WOODWARD AVENUE; 2,921,485 books; 107,409 audio materials; 27,009 video materials; 7,134 serial subscriptions)

Average household size:

This city: 2.8 people
Michigan: 2.6 people

Percentage of family households:

This city: 64.9%
Whole state: 68.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:

This city: 7.0%
Whole state: 5.3%