River Rouge, Michigan Population 2020

7,380

River Rouge is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 7,380, it is the 122nd largest city in Michigan and the 3824th largest city in the United States. River Rouge is currently declining at a rate of -0.51% annually and its population has decreased by -6.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,903 in 2010. River Rouge reached it's highest population of 20,549 in 1950. Spanning over 3 miles, River Rouge has a population density of 2,780 people per square mile.

The average household income in River Rouge is $37,950 with a poverty rate of 40.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $658 per month, and the median house value is $34,200. The median age in River Rouge is 34.9 years, 33.9 years for males, and 36.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.2 males.

River Rouge Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 49.88%
  • White: 43.66%
  • Other race: 4.43%
  • Two or more races: 1.98%
  • Native American: 0.05%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of River Rouge, Michigan is 7,380, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,456.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,903.

River Rouge, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American3,75949.88%
White3,29043.66%
Some Other Race3344.43%
Two or More Races1491.98%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.05%

River Rouge Population Pyramid 2020

River Rouge Median Age

34.9


Total

33.9


Male

36.7


Female

River Rouge Adults

There are 5,762 adults, (911 of whom are seniors) in River Rouge.

River Rouge Age Dependency

55.3

Age Dependency Ratio

18.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Child Dependency Ratio

River Rouge Sex Ratio

Female

3,821

50.70%

Male

3,715

49.30%

River Rouge Households and Families

River Rouge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

River Rouge Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.9%33.1%
Male65.2%34.8%
Non Family56.2%43.8%
All56.2%43.8%
Female39.9%60.1%

56.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,8702.6256.2
Non Family1,0021.1156.2
Married9053.3266.9
Female7193.7439.9
Male244365.2

3.3

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

River Rouge Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2144.25%
9th to 12th Grade1,04720.78%
High School Graduate1,90337.77%
Some College1,12522.33%
Associates Degree2985.92%
Bachelors Degree3747.42%
Graduate Degree771.53%

River Rouge Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,3551,933176
Black2,1781,536248
Hispanic48929227
Other Race1487415
Multiple Races7239
Native American44

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 black people with a rate of 11.39%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,519$31,182$21,189
Less Than High School$27,296$29,677$18,825
High School Grad$21,191$23,750$20,259
Some College$32,407$41,074$27,813
Bachelors Degree$31,276$31,850$30,652
Graduate Degree$$$

$27,519

Average Earnings

$31,182

Average Male

$21,189

Average Female

River Rouge Language

River Rouge Language by Age

River Rouge Language

90.16% of River Rouge residents speak only English, while 9.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.11% of the population.

River Rouge Poverty

River Rouge Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,7592,11656.29%
White2,79258420.92%
Hispanic94729431.05%
Other3349227.54%
Multiple1492214.77%
Native44100.00%

40.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

37.07%

Male Poverty Rate

43.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in River Rouge

The race most likely to be in poverty in River Rouge is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in River Rouge is Multiple, with 14.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 51.67%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School47.58%
High School31.84%
Some College23.54%
Bachelors or Greater23.28%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed73.85%
Male Unemployed55.83%
Female Employed28.74%
Male Employed6.14%

River Rouge Income

River Rouge Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$27,038$37,950
Families$30,827$42,237
Married Families$43,993-
Non Families$20,094$26,205

River Rouge Marital Status

River Rouge Marital Status

Marriage Rates

32.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.7%

Male Marriage Rate

31.8%

Female Marriage Rate

River Rouge Married by Age and Sex

River Rouge Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

River Rouge Marital Status by Race

River Rouge Veterans

330

Number of Veterans

330

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam114
First Gulf War44
World War II40
Korea30
Second Gulf War14
Age Group Veterans
75+103
65 to 74102
55 to 6474
35 to 5451
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White2027.22%
Black1284.67%

$River Rouge Veterans by Education

32.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

River Rouge Employment Status

54.1%

Labor Force Participation

42.7%

Employment Rate

21.1%

Unemployment Rate

River Rouge 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

81.44%

Born in Michigan

96.09%

Native Born

3.91%

Foreign Born

2.67%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.09% of River Rouge residents were born in the United States, with 81.44% having been born in Michigan. 2.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,380-38-0.51%
20197,418-38-0.51%
20187,456-38-0.51%
20177,494-38-0.50%
20167,532-39-0.52%
20157,571-48-0.63%
20147,619-65-0.85%
20137,684-92-1.18%
20127,776-62-0.79%
20117,838-46-0.58%
20107,884-2,033-2.27%
20009,917-1,397-1.31%
199011,314-1,598-1.31%
198012,912-3,035-2.09%
197015,947-2,200-1.28%
196018,147-2,402-1.24%
195020,5493,5411.91%
194017,008-306-0.18%
193017,3147,4925.83%
19209,8225,6598.96%
19104,1630.00%