Warren, Michigan Population 2019

Warren is located in Macomb County, Michigan about 20 miles north of Detroit. Warren is Macomb County's largest city and it's the 3rd largest city in the state. Warren is the largest suburb by population in the Detroit metro area. Due to successive decades of decline in the population of Warren, an increase in violent crime, and a collapse in the housing market, Warren was ranked 7th place in Forbes magazine’s list of Most Miserable Cities to Live in the United States, along with two other Michigan cities, Flint and Detroit, which in the top 10. In 2019, Warren has an estimated population of 135,000.

Diversity

Between 2000 and 2010, the African American population of Warren saw a more than 300% increase, from around 3,700 people to over 18,000. The Asian population also saw a large increase, although not nearly as substantial, with a 46% increase to over 6,000 people.

History

The settlement that later became Warren was founded in 1830, going by the name Beebe’s Corners. This was a carriage stop between Utica and Detroit, consisting of a trading post, a mill, a tavern, and a distillery. In 1837, the Warren Township was established, first going Hickory, then a year later Aba, and shortly after that being renamed Warren.

1893 saw the Warren Township incorporated when it became the Village of Warren. The small village grew slowly over the following decades, while the larger surrounding township grew at a much more rapid pace.

In 1957, the Village of Warren, along with the majority of the Township of Warren, and together with neighboring community Van Dyke, incorporated as a city. From then until the end of the following decade, Warren’s population soared, more than doubling from over 42,000 to just shy of 90,000. This rapid growth can be put down to the post World War II Baby Boom, and the White Fright of the 1950s and ‘60s.

Subsequent decades have seen a decline in Warren’s population, with an increase of violent crime and a collapse in the housing market.

Population Growth

In its years since incorporation in 1957, Warren has seen more of a decrease in population than an increase, owing mainly to an increase in violent crime and a collapsing housing market.

In the first half of the 20th century, Warren saw an increase of only 300 people. That saw a huge increase of over 62%, however, during the 1950s, bringing the population up from 700 in 1950 to over 89,000 by 1960. While this would repeat itself over the following decade, with a further increase of over 90,000, by the 1980s this was in rapid decline. As of 2019, the population stands at an estimated 135,000, down almost 33% from its peak in 1970.

Warren's population decline is part of a trend across the United States wherein cities with crime and high unemployment (https://www.coloradoan.com/story/money/2019/05/05/americas-fastest-shrinking-cities-face-unemployment-crime-issues/39436365/) are facing decline due to net migration.

Warren Mi Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Warren Mi was:

  • White: 70.65%
  • Black or African American: 18.48%
  • Asian: 7.71%
  • Two or more races: 2.32%
  • Other race: 0.49%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%

Warren, Michigan's estimated population is 134,587 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Warren, Michigan is the 3rd largest city in Michigan based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 3871.97 people/mi² (1494.97 people/km²), with a household density of 648.74 people/km² (1680.24 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 39.4 years, 37.8 years for males, and 41.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.5 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 58,404 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.2%, with a median rent of $881/month. The median house has 5.5 rooms, and has a value of $102,100.

The median income for households in Warren, Michigan is $45,611, while the mean household income is $58,522.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018134,587-540-0.40%
2017135,127-106-0.08%
2016135,233-144-0.11%
2015135,377-288-0.21%
2014135,6653600.27%
2013135,3057310.54%
2012134,5744270.32%
2011134,147800.06%
2010134,067-4,180-0.31%
2000138,247-6,617-0.47%
1990144,864-16,270-1.06%
1980161,134-18,126-1.06%
1970179,26090,0147.22%
196089,24688,54662.39%
19507001001.55%
19406001001.84%
19305002005.24%
19203000.00%
1910300-100-2.84%
19004000.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20184,326,4424,7380.11%
20174,321,7045,5060.13%
20164,316,1986,3530.15%
20154,309,845-1,854-0.04%
20144,311,6995,8390.14%
20134,305,8604,9580.12%
20124,300,9029,4960.22%
20114,291,406-187-0.00%
20104,291,5930.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White95,485
Black or African American24,977
Asian10,418
Two or More Races3,135
Some Other Race665
American Indian and Alaska Native384
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander83

Warren Mi Population Pyramid 2019

Warren Mi Median Age

39.4


Total

37.8


Male

41.1


Female

Warren Mi Adults

There are 104,978 adults, (21,037 of whom are seniors) in Warren Mi.

Warren Mi Age Dependency

61

Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Warren Mi Sex Ratio

Female

69,479

51.41%

Male

65,668

48.59%

Warren Mi Households and Families

Warren Mi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Warren Mi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.7%17.3%
All69.7%30.3%
Non Family66%34%
Male61.4%38.6%
Female49.8%50.2%

69.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All53,4362.5169.7
Married21,8363.2782.7
Non Family18,9921.266
Female9,4773.1349.8
Male3,1313.2361.4

3.14

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Warren Mi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,2674.59%
9th to 12th Grade9,0509.74%
High School Graduate32,26834.74%
Some College21,27322.90%
Associates Degree9,1889.89%
Bachelors Degree11,77812.68%
Graduate Degree5,0555.44%

Warren Mi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White69,45759,67911,726
Black13,92712,2522,334
Asian6,3194,8442,166
Hispanic1,6451,428263
Multiple Races1,2141,073294
Other Race39934251
Native American24421012
Islander505050

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,975$39,387$28,713
Less Than High School$20,146$22,407$15,088
High School Grad$28,407$32,479$23,255
Some College$34,918$41,647$29,075
Bachelors Degree$43,044$53,301$36,405
Graduate Degree$58,698$62,765$55,614

$32,975

Average Earnings

$39,387

Average Male

$28,713

Average Female

Warren Mi Language

Warren Mi Language by Age

Warren Mi Language

83.10% of Warren Mi residents speak only English, while 16.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 8.12% of the population.

Warren Mi Poverty

Warren Mi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White92,31414,41715.62%
Black24,7747,44030.03%
Asian10,3872,78426.80%
Multiple3,08968422.14%
Hispanic2,89144315.32%
Native37818950.00%
Other66515723.61%
Islander833339.76%

19.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.82%

Male Poverty Rate

20.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Warren Mi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Warren Mi is Native, with 50.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Warren Mi is Hispanic, with 15.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.81%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.68%
High School16.17%
Some College10.77%
Bachelors or Greater7.83%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.03%
Male Unemployed34.84%
Female Employed10.66%
Male Employed7.70%

Warren Mi Income

Warren Mi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,611$58,522
Families$53,059$64,642
Married Families$66,454$76,681
Non Families$31,829$44,474

Warren Mi Marital Status

Warren Mi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.9%

Male Marriage Rate

41.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Warren Mi Married by Age and Sex

Warren Mi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Warren Mi Marital Status by Race

Warren Mi Veterans

7,986

Number of Veterans

7,613

Male Veterans

373

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,700
First Gulf War1,162
Korea973
Second Gulf War869
World War II459
Age Group Veterans
75+2,263
65 to 741,881
35 to 541,814
55 to 641,569
18 to 34459

Warren Mi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White6,7798.67%
Black8695.13%
Asian2212.98%
Hispanic21111.50%
2 or More915.93%
Other194.13%
Indian71.91%

Warren Mi Veterans by Education

7.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Warren Mi Employment Status

60.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Warren Mi Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

76.49%

Born in Michigan

86.87%

Native Born

13.13%

Foreign Born

5.32%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

86.87% of Warren Mi residents were born in the United States, with 76.49% having been born in Michigan. 5.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.