Detroit, Michigan 

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-32.1% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

88.7 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

9.2 / 4.6

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan is a vibrant city that offers an abundance of unique experiences to its visitors. From the bustling streets of Downtown Detroit to the stunning architecture of the Guardian Building, Motor City has plenty to explore and discover. Enjoy some retail therapy by shopping in the iconic malls or visit legendary sites like the Motown Museum, The Henry Ford and Comerica Park. For those looking for some outdoor fun, stroll through Belle Isle State Park or cast off a kayak on the Detroit River. There's something for everyone in this dynamic city – experience it all! Large city - Southeast Michigan, along the Detroit River, across the border from Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
State: Michigan
County: Wayne County
Metro Area: Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Metro Area
City: Detroit
Zip Codes: 48228, 48219, 48235, 48224, 48227, 48221, 48205, 48234, 48209, 48210, 28 total
Cost of Living: -11.3% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 664 ft above sea level

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What Bert Has To Say About Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Metro Area

Detroit’s seemingly endless grid-patterned suburbs spread mainly west of town, and the northern half of this suburban cluster has been split off of the formerly singular Detroit metro area. That northern half consists of the relatively new and prosperous suburbs spreading north into Oakland County, including not only the named places of Warren, Troy and Farmington Hills but also such familiar names as Southfield, Pontiac, Royal Oak, Auburn Hills and Bloomfield. These suburbs, located on once-agricultural land, are plain, business friendly and mostly family friendly.


The unemployment rate in Detroit is 9.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Detroit jobs have increased by 0.7%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Detroit's cost of living is 11.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Detroit's Cost of Living

June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Detroit, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Wayne county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 68.3% to 30.3%. More Voting Stats

Detroit's population is 645,658 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 10.5%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 26.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Detroit is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.3%.

Detroit public schools spend $18,421 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.9 students per teacher in Detroit. More Education

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Housing Market in Detroit

It's a good time to buy in Detroit. Home Appreciation is up 4.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Detroit is .

Reviews for Detroit   115 Reviews
Great city and great suburban areas - 7/5/2022
Spent some time in the city but lived in multiple suburban areas in the metro area. I lived in Farmington Hills, Novi, Birmingham, and Rochester. Really, all were great.... Read More

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From A Black Woman’s Perspective... - 1/5/2021
Cold, unfriendly, envious people within the city limits. The unfriendliness can turn into aggression and sometimes even bullying. Crabs in a barrel reside here and the... Read More

Nice city but not a lot of jobs. - 9/29/2020
I lived in Detroit for nine years – left in 2018, (also spent many childhood summers and weekends there). The city is on the rebound: That's a huge overstatement.... Read More

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48228, 48219, 48235, 48224, 48227, 48221, 48205, 48234, 48209, 48210, 28 total


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