Dearborn Heights, Michigan Population 2024

60,844

Dearborn Heights is a city located in Wayne County Michigan. Dearborn Heights has a 2024 population of 60,844. Dearborn Heights is currently declining at a rate of -0.92% annually and its population has decreased by -3.6% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 63,116 in 2020.

The average household income in Dearborn Heights is $75,901 with a poverty rate of 21.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Dearborn Heights is 36 years, 35.7 years for males, and 36.5 years for females.

Dearborn Heights Demographics

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

  • White: 83.84%
  • Black or African American: 8.48%
  • Two or more races: 5.12%
  • Asian: 1.37%
  • Other race: 1.03%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
Land Area (mi²)
11.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,183.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.6% (-2,272)
The current population of Dearborn Heights, Michigan is 60,844 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 63,116.

Dearborn Heights, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White52,37883.84%
Black or African American5,2968.48%
Two or more races3,1985.12%
Asian8591.37%
Other race6421.03%
Native American900.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander110.02%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dearborn Heights Population by Race

Dearborn Heights Population Pyramid 2024

Dearborn Heights Median Age

36

Total

35.7

Male

36.5

Female

Dearborn Heights Adults

There are 46,847 adults, (9,807 of whom are seniors) in Dearborn Heights.

Dearborn Heights Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Dearborn Heights Sex Ratio

Female31,88251.03%
Male30,59248.97%

Dearborn Heights Population by Age

Dearborn Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All22,0702.8171.828.2
Married10,6733.6579.820.2
Non Family6,9501.1463.436.6
Female3,2073.4665.434.6
Male1,2403.2366.333.7

3.48

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dearborn Heights Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2,9607.1%
Associates Degree4,19210.05%
Bachelors Degree6,30615.12%
Graduate Degree3,9749.53%
High School Graduate13,19831.66%
Less Than 9th Grade1,9924.78%
Some College9,07121.76%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Dearborn Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dearborn Heights Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White34,58230,5058,626
Black3,5733,212493
Hispanic1,9861,619455
2+ Races1,5521,415375
Asian685634476
Other Race458414106
Native American737332
Islander111111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Dearborn Heights Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$56,472$59,199$47,311
Graduate Degree$71,081$74,635$65,568
High School Graduate$30,681$36,361$25,548
Less Than 9th Grade$26,618$36,533$11,964
Overall$40,316$45,031$33,127
Some College$37,343$42,051$34,980

$40,316

Average Earnings

$45,031

Average Male

$33,127

Average Female

Dearborn Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dearborn Heights Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dearborn Heights Language

59.94% of Dearborn Heights residents speak only English, while 40.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 31.3% of the population.

Dearborn Heights Language

Dearborn Heights Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White50,86810,21720.09%
Black5,0331,56431.07%
Multiple3,14789628.47%
Hispanic3,08775724.52%
Asian85930235.16%
Other64229245.48%
Islander11436.36%

21.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.02%

Male Poverty Rate

23.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dearborn Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dearborn Heights is Other, with 45.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dearborn Heights is White, with 20.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.83%.

Dearborn Heights Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.51%
High School19.64%
Some College15.87%
Bachelors or Greater9.25%

Dearborn Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed34.86%
Male Unemployed28.08%
Female Employed10.41%
Male Employed10.03%

Dearborn Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dearborn Heights Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$65,171$85,347
Households$58,335$75,901
Married Families$74,559$-999,999,999
Non Families$39,441$50,078

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dearborn Heights Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Dearborn Heights Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dearborn Heights Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,329

Number of Veterans

2,091

Male Veterans

238

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam943
First Gulf War414
Second Gulf War191
Korea109
World War II68

Dearborn Heights Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74692
75+664
55 to 64539
35 to 54388
18 to 3446

Dearborn Heights Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2,1815.49%
Black1032.63%
2+ Races361.94%
Hispanic130.6%
Asian70.9%
Native American22.74%

Dearborn Heights Veterans by Race

Dearborn Heights Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dearborn Heights Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.3%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Dearborn Heights Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dearborn Heights Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dearborn Heights Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.55%

Born in Dearborn Heights

77.32%

Native Born

22.68%

Foreign Born

5.58%

Non Citizen

17.1%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.32% of Dearborn Heights residents were born in the United States, with 68.55% having been born in Michigan. 5.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Dearborn Heights Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202958,004-568-0.97%
202858,572-568-0.96%
202759,140-568-0.95%
202659,708-568-0.94%
202560,276-568-0.93%
202460,844-568-0.92%
202361,412-568-0.92%
202261,980-604-0.97%
202162,584-532-0.84%
202063,1167,72513.95%
201955,391-296-0.53%
201855,687-219-0.39%
201755,906-209-0.37%
201656,115-215-0.38%
201556,330-272-0.48%
201456,602-57-0.1%
201356,659-460-0.81%
201257,119-161-0.28%
201157,280-361-0.63%
201057,641-623-1.07%
200058,264-2,574-4.23%
199060,838-6,868-10.14%
198067,706-12,363-15.44%
197080,06900%

Dearborn Heights Population by Year