Dearborn Heights, Michigan Population 2020

55,146

Dearborn Heights is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 55,146, it is the 22nd largest city in Michigan and the 709th largest city in the United States. Dearborn Heights is currently declining at a rate of -0.42% annually and its population has decreased by -4.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 57,774 in 2010. Dearborn Heights reached it's highest population of 80,069 in 1970. Spanning over 12 miles, Dearborn Heights has a population density of 4,698 people per square mile.

The average household income in Dearborn Heights is $64,797 with a poverty rate of 19.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,029 per month, and the median house value is $105,300. The median age in Dearborn Heights is 37.6 years, 36.6 years for males, and 38.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.4 males.

Dearborn Heights Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Dearborn Heights was:

  • White: 85.96%
  • Black or African American: 8.21%
  • Two or more races: 2.54%
  • Asian: 1.65%
  • Other race: 1.19%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of Dearborn Heights, Michigan is 55,146, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 55,616.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 57,774.

Dearborn Heights, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White48,21285.96%
Black or African American4,6058.21%
Two or More Races1,4252.54%
Asian9251.65%
Some Other Race6651.19%
American Indian and Alaska Native2240.40%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander330.06%

Dearborn Heights Population Pyramid 2020

Dearborn Heights Median Age

37.6


Total

36.6


Male

38.4


Female

Dearborn Heights Adults

There are 42,463 adults, (9,043 of whom are seniors) in Dearborn Heights.

Dearborn Heights Age Dependency

67.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Dearborn Heights Sex Ratio

Female

28,703

51.17%

Male

27,386

48.83%

Dearborn Heights Households and Families

Dearborn Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Dearborn Heights Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.5%17.5%
All72.3%27.7%
Non Family68.1%31.9%
Female58.5%41.5%
Male50.6%49.4%

72.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,4282.7272.3
Married9,3533.5382.5
Non Family6,9171.1768.1
Female2,8753.458.5
Male1,2833.6450.6

3.43

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Dearborn Heights Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,2355.98%
9th to 12th Grade3,0298.11%
High School Graduate12,34833.06%
Some College8,09021.66%
Associates Degree3,5819.59%
Bachelors Degree5,05613.54%
Graduate Degree3,0168.07%

Dearborn Heights Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White31,93527,3246,509
Black2,5882,253325
Hispanic1,3111,105347
Asian703635540
Multiple Races655598210
Other Race378360228
Native American17416083
Islander252011

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 95.24%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 76.81%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,962$41,694$30,728
Less Than High School$29,919$32,140$16,583
High School Grad$30,279$35,729$21,396
Some College$35,297$41,690$30,213
Bachelors Degree$54,304$64,514$48,036
Graduate Degree$60,778$74,413$42,869

$35,962

Average Earnings

$41,694

Average Male

$30,728

Average Female

Dearborn Heights Language

Dearborn Heights Language by Age

Dearborn Heights Language

65.30% of Dearborn Heights residents speak only English, while 34.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 26.86% of the population.

Dearborn Heights Poverty

Dearborn Heights Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White46,5159,13719.64%
Black4,35164614.85%
Multiple1,40741029.14%
Hispanic2,18030614.04%
Asian92417919.37%
Other665203.01%

19.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.85%

Male Poverty Rate

20.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dearborn Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dearborn Heights is Multiple, with 29.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dearborn Heights is Other, with 3.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.21%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.98%
High School15.40%
Some College12.23%
Bachelors or Greater8.67%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.18%
Male Unemployed35.48%
Male Employed9.22%
Female Employed7.56%

Dearborn Heights Income

Dearborn Heights Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,405$64,797
Families$57,059$74,359
Married Families$67,100$83,443
Non Families$32,870$43,141

Dearborn Heights Marital Status

Dearborn Heights Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Dearborn Heights Married by Age and Sex

Dearborn Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Dearborn Heights Marital Status by Race

Dearborn Heights Veterans

2,397

Number of Veterans

2,296

Male Veterans

101

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam826
First Gulf War325
World War II254
Korea242
Second Gulf War171
Age Group Veterans
75+885
65 to 74634
35 to 54527
55 to 64302
18 to 3449
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1995.95%
Black852.59%
2 or More719.48%
Other306.21%
Hispanic251.60%
Indian126.28%

$Dearborn Heights Veterans by Education

8.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dearborn Heights Employment Status

55.7%

Labor Force Participation

51.6%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Dearborn Heights 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

68.77%

Born in Michigan

79.27%

Native Born

20.73%

Foreign Born

6.64%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

79.27% of Dearborn Heights residents were born in the United States, with 68.77% having been born in Michigan. 6.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202055,146-235-0.42%
201955,381-235-0.42%
201855,616-231-0.41%
201755,847-235-0.42%
201656,082-235-0.42%
201556,317-285-0.50%
201456,602-54-0.10%
201356,656-459-0.80%
201257,115-158-0.28%
201157,273-367-0.64%
201057,640-624-0.11%
200058,264-2,574-0.43%
199060,838-6,868-1.06%
198067,706-12,363-1.66%
197080,0690.00%