River Rouge, Michigan Population 2022

7,293
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River Rouge is a city located in Wayne County Michigan. River Rouge has a 2020 population of 7,293. River Rouge is currently declining at a rate of -0.57% annually and its population has decreased by -7.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,884 in 2010.

The average household income in River Rouge is $35,435 with a poverty rate of 42.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $585 per month, and the median house value is $36,300. The median age in River Rouge is 34.4 years, 33.8 years for males, and 36.1 years for females.

River Rouge Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 48.87%
  • White: 41.28%
  • Other race: 6.78%
  • Two or more races: 2.69%
  • Native American: 0.37%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of River Rouge, Michigan is 7,293 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,293.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,884.

River Rouge, Michigan Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American3,66648.87%
White3,09741.28%
Some Other Race5096.78%
Two or More Races2022.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native280.37%
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River Rouge Population by Race

River Rouge Population Pyramid $2022

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River Rouge Median Age

34.4


Total

33.8


Male

36.1


Female

River Rouge Adults

There are 5,608 adults, (927 of whom are seniors) in River Rouge.

River Rouge Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

River Rouge Sex Ratio

Female

3,831

51.07%

Male

3,671

48.93%

River Rouge Population by Age

River Rouge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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River Rouge Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female43.5%56.5%
Non Family49.8%50.2%
Male51.3%48.7%
All54.9%45.1%
Married71.8%28.2%

54.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

River Rouge Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,0552.4554.9
Non Family1,2841.149.8
Married8913.2371.8
Female6893.8343.5
Male1912.9951.3

3.31

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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River Rouge Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2314.62%
9th to 12th Grade1,03920.79%
High School Graduate1,83336.67%
Some College1,05021.01%
Associates Degree3787.56%
Bachelors Degree3797.58%
Graduate Degree881.76%
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River Rouge Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

River Rouge Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black2,3761,752267
White1,9591,589156
Hispanic62334744
Other Race22311222
2+ Races9548
Native American2828

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 11.24%.

River Rouge Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,763$30,697$21,009
Less Than 9th Grade$24,081$27,412$18,449
High School Graduate$21,906$25,242$21,466
Some College$29,444$32,237$19,741
Bachelors Degree$31,729$38,625$30,946
Graduate Degree$$$

$25,763

Average Earnings

$30,697

Average Male

$21,009

Average Female

River Rouge Earnings by Educational Attainment

River Rouge Language by Age

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River Rouge Language

86.53% of River Rouge residents speak only English, while 13.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.61% of the population.

River Rouge Language

River Rouge Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,6662,03755.56%
Hispanic1,33560745.47%
White2,43448820.05%
Other166NaN%
Multiple2022713.37%
Native28517.86%

42.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

42.55%

Male Poverty Rate

41.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in River Rouge

The race most likely to be in poverty in River Rouge is Black, with 55.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in River Rouge is Multiple, with 13.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 47.73%.

River Rouge Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade47.01%
Some College29.69%
High School27.39%
Bachelors or Greater23.77%

River Rouge Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed67.51%
Male Unemployed49.54%
Female Employed27.39%
Male Employed6.91%

River Rouge Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

River Rouge Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$25,517$35,435
Families$30,411$39,251
Married Families$44,688-
Non Families$18,036$26,352
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Income by Household Type

River Rouge Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.8%

Male Marriage Rate

33.5%

Female Marriage Rate

River Rouge Married by Age and Sex

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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

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River Rouge Marital Status

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309

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam140
Korea41
First Gulf War22
World War II18
Second Gulf War13

River Rouge Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74101
75+94
55 to 6478
35 to 5436
18 to 34

River Rouge Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1907.67%
Black1194.27%

River Rouge Veterans by Race

River Rouge Veterans by Education

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19.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

River Rouge Veterans by Education

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53.8%

Labor Force Participation

40.8%

Employment Rate

24%

Unemployment Rate

River Rouge Employment by Age

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River Rouge Employment by Race

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River Rouge 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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80.78%

Born in River Rouge

94.91%

Native Born

5.09%

Foreign Born

2.96%

Non Citizen

2.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.91% of River Rouge residents were born in the United States, with 80.78% having been born in Michigan. 2.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

River Rouge Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20227,293-42-0.57%
20217,335-42-0.57%
20207,377-42-0.57%
20197,419-42-0.56%
20187,461-38-0.51%
20177,499-36-0.48%
20167,535-37-0.49%
20157,572-46-0.60%
20147,618-66-0.86%
20137,684-92-1.18%
20127,776-63-0.80%
20117,839-45-0.57%
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%

River Rouge Population by Year