Detroit is a very large city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 620,376 people and 274 constituent neighborhoods, Detroit is the largest community in Michigan.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.32% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing noticeable about Detroit, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Detroit is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Detroit a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Detroit is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
Detroit is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Detroit really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Detroit citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Detroit ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Detroit a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.
The citizens of Detroit are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.23% of adults in Detroit have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Detroit in 2018 was $20,780, which is low income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,120 for a family of four. However, Detroit contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Detroit also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.85% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Detroit is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Detroit home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Detroit residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Detroit include German, Irish, African, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Detroit is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.