River Rouge, Michigan Population 2022

7,088
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River Rouge is a city located in Wayne County Michigan. River Rouge has a 2020 population of 7,088. River Rouge is currently declining at a rate of -0.95% annually and its population has decreased by -1.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,224 in 2010.

The average household income in River Rouge is $35,435 with a poverty rate of 39.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $619 per month, and the median house value is $33,600. 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: 49.14%
  • White: 43.70%
  • Two or more races: 3.90%
  • Other race: 2.87%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of River Rouge, Michigan is 7,088 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,224.

River Rouge, Michigan Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,26243.70%
Black or African American3,66849.14%
American Indian and Alaska Native300.40%
Some Other Race2142.87%
Two or More Races2913.90%
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River Rouge Population by Race

River Rouge Population Pyramid 2022

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River Rouge Median Age

34.8


Total

34.7


Male

34.9


Female

River Rouge Adults

There are 5,642 adults, (682 of whom are seniors) in River Rouge.

River Rouge Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

13.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

River Rouge Sex Ratio

Female

3,726

49.91%

Male

3,739

50.09%

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
Male88.8%11.2%
Married66.6%33.4%
All51.2%48.8%
Female45.4%54.6%
Non Family42.6%57.4%

51.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

River Rouge Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,2312.3151.2
Married6883.0166.6
Male2054.4188.8
Female6683.9645.4
Non Family1,6701.142.6

3.47

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

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River Rouge Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1272.54%
9th to 12th Grade87817.57%
High School Graduate2,11042.23%
Some College1,09321.88%
Associates Degree3517.03%
Bachelors Degree3687.37%
Graduate Degree691.38%
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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
White2,1081,652209
Black2,4231,988204
Other Race98678
Hispanic30520724
Native American3030
2+ Races168131

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 white people with a rate of 9.91%.

River Rouge Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,811$30,718$21,204
Less Than 9th Grade$23,508$25,926$7,171
High School Graduate$21,256$26,324$20,460
Some College$29,500$42,867$25,238
Bachelors Degree$44,792$$53,021
Graduate Degree$$$

$25,811

Average Earnings

$30,718

Average Male

$21,204

Average Female

River Rouge Earnings by Educational Attainment

River Rouge Language by Age

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River Rouge Language

92.83% of River Rouge residents speak only English, while 7.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.66% of the population.

River Rouge Language

River Rouge Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,6681,75447.82%
Hispanic62429046.47%
Multiple2919833.68%
White2,93183428.45%
Native30620.00%
Other75NaN%

39.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

41.72%

Male Poverty Rate

38.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in River Rouge

The race most likely to be in poverty in River Rouge is Black, with 47.82% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 47.45%.

River Rouge Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.80%
High School29.57%
Some College28.74%
Bachelors or Greater24.71%

River Rouge Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.05%
Male Unemployed40.38%
Female Employed23.19%
Female Unemployed68.60%

River Rouge Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

River Rouge Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$22,664$34,961
Families$29,732$41,348
Married Families$50,301-
Non Families$18,283$26,588
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Income by Household Type

River Rouge Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.5%

Male Marriage Rate

30.6%

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 35-44, 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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239

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War22
First Gulf War30
Vietnam144
Korea
World War II14

River Rouge Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 548
55 to 6490
65 to 74117
75+24

River Rouge Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1395.37%
Black893.23%
2+ Races116.55%

River Rouge Veterans by Race

River Rouge Veterans by Education

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29.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

River Rouge Veterans by Education

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55.4%

Labor Force Participation

49.6%

Employment Rate

10.4%

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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84.98%

Born in River Rouge

98.06%

Native Born

1.94%

Foreign Born

0.99%

Non Citizen

0.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.06% of River Rouge residents were born in the United States, with 84.98% having been born in Michigan. 0.99% 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
19104,1630.00%
19209,8225,6598.96%
193017,3147,4925.83%
194017,008-306-0.18%
195020,5493,5411.91%
196018,147-2,402-1.24%
197015,947-2,200-1.28%
198012,912-3,035-2.09%
199011,314-1,598-1.31%
20009,917-1,397-1.31%
20107,903-2,014-2.24%
20117,835-68-0.86%
20127,767-68-0.87%
20137,699-68-0.88%
20147,631-68-0.88%
20157,563-68-0.89%
20167,495-68-0.90%
20177,427-68-0.91%
20187,359-68-0.92%
20197,291-68-0.92%
20207,224-67-0.92%
20217,156-68-0.94%
20227,088-68-0.95%

River Rouge Population by Year