Inkster, Michigan Population 2021

24,040
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Inkster is a city located in Wayne County Michigan. With a 2020 population of 24,040, it is the 47th largest city in Michigan and the 1599th largest city in the United States . Inkster is currently declining at a rate of -0.50% annually and its population has decreased by -5.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,369 in 2010. Inkster reached it's highest population of 39,097 in 1960. Spanning over 6 miles, Inkster has a population density of 3,845 people per square mile.

The average household income in Inkster is $42,732 with a poverty rate of 33.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $887 per month, and the median house value is $48,700. The median age in Inkster is 31 years, 28.3 years for males, and 33.3 years for females.

Inkster Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 73.72%
  • White: 17.91%
  • Two or more races: 4.88%
  • Other race: 1.77%
  • Native American: 1.08%
  • Asian: 0.62%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Inkster, Michigan is 24,040 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,406.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,369.

Inkster, Michigan Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American18,07573.72%
White4,39117.91%
Two or More Races1,1964.88%
Some Other Race4341.77%
American Indian and Alaska Native2661.08%
Asian1530.62%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.02%
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Inkster Population by Race

Inkster Population Pyramid $2021

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Inkster Median Age

31


Total

28.3


Male

33.3


Female

Inkster Adults

There are 17,082 adults, (2,937 of whom are seniors) in Inkster.

Inkster Age Dependency

73.3

Age Dependency Ratio

20.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Inkster Sex Ratio

Female

12,590

51.35%

Male

11,930

48.65%

Inkster Population by Age

Inkster Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Inkster Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married56.5%43.5%
Non Family46.1%53.9%
Male43.7%56.3%
All43.2%56.8%
Female29.7%70.3%

43.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Inkster Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,0022.6943.2
Non Family3,5661.246.1
Female2,8013.6329.7
Married2,0493.6456.5
Male5863.8443.7

3.53

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

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Inkster Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5563.71%
9th to 12th Grade2,12114.14%
High School Graduate5,44636.31%
Some College4,06727.12%
Associates Degree1,1467.64%
Bachelors Degree1,1557.70%
Graduate Degree5073.38%
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Inkster Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Inkster Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black10,8048,9371,260
White3,1362,435206
2+ Races40331936
Hispanic37232380
Other Race32832814
Asian135135135
Native American8686
Islander555

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

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

Inkster Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,615$32,685$22,843
Less Than 9th Grade$17,245$21,528$16,516
High School Graduate$26,743$35,609$18,724
Some College$30,045$32,272$25,066
Bachelors Degree$31,207$38,371$26,250
Graduate Degree$46,341$63,750$45,428

$28,615

Average Earnings

$32,685

Average Male

$22,843

Average Female

Inkster Earnings by Educational Attainment

Inkster Language by Age

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Inkster Language

91.48% of Inkster residents speak only English, while 8.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 4.22% of the population.

Inkster Language

Inkster Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black17,9435,84532.58%
White4,1441,48535.83%
Hispanic88352759.68%
Multiple1,15946540.12%
Other42623755.63%
Native26662.26%

33.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.83%

Male Poverty Rate

33.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Inkster

The race most likely to be in poverty in Inkster is Hispanic, with 59.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Inkster is Native, with 2.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.02%.

Inkster Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.98%
High School27.02%
Some College21.71%
Bachelors or Greater15.11%

Inkster Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed63.10%
Male Unemployed34.59%
Female Employed23.65%
Male Employed12.26%

Inkster Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Inkster Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,014$42,732
Families$40,574$49,538
Married Families$65,203$69,943
Non Families$25,153$29,343
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Income by Household Type

Inkster Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

26.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.1%

Male Marriage Rate

24.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Inkster Married by Age and Sex

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Inkster 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 35-44.

Inkster Marital Status by Race

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Inkster Marital Status

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1,168

Number of Veterans

1,070

Male Veterans

98

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam422
First Gulf War168
Second Gulf War125
Korea89
World War II35

Inkster Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64332
65 to 74331
35 to 54254
75+228
18 to 3423

Inkster Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black7025.77%
White36610.06%
2+ Races355.08%
Hispanic345.78%
Asian3425.19%
Native American3128.18%

Inkster Veterans by Race

Inkster Veterans by Education

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10.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Inkster Veterans by Education

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58.7%

Labor Force Participation

52%

Employment Rate

11.4%

Unemployment Rate

Inkster Employment by Age

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Inkster Employment by Race

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Inkster Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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80.40%

Born in Inkster

95.66%

Native Born

4.34%

Foreign Born

2.02%

Non Citizen

2.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.66% of Inkster residents were born in the United States, with 80.40% having been born in Michigan. 2.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Inkster Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202124,040-122-0.50%
202024,162-122-0.50%
201924,284-122-0.50%
201824,406-113-0.46%
201724,519-99-0.40%
201624,618-111-0.45%
201524,729-127-0.51%
201424,856-15-0.06%
201324,871-230-0.92%
201225,101-67-0.27%
201125,168-138-0.55%
201025,306-4,809-1.72%
200030,115-657-0.22%
199030,772-4,418-1.33%
198035,190-3,405-0.92%
197038,595-502-0.13%
196039,09722,3698.86%
195016,7289,6849.03%
19407,0442,6044.72%
19304,4400.00%

Inkster Population by Year