Romulus, Michigan Population 2020

23,612

Romulus is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 23,612, it is the 49th largest city in Michigan and the 1630th largest city in the United States. Romulus is currently growing at a rate of 0.12% annually but its population has decreased by -1.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,989 in 2010. Romulus reached it's highest population of 24,857 in 1980. Spanning over 36 miles, Romulus has a population density of 663 people per square mile.

The average household income in Romulus is $58,676 with a poverty rate of 18.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $872 per month, and the median house value is $80,300. The median age in Romulus is 36.6 years, 33.8 years for males, and 38.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.1 males.

Romulus Demographics

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

  • White: 54.74%
  • Black or African American: 39.17%
  • Two or more races: 2.93%
  • Asian: 1.85%
  • Other race: 1.30%
  • Native American: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Romulus, Michigan is 23,612, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,554.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,989.

Romulus, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,87254.74%
Black or African American9,21039.17%
Two or More Races6892.93%
Asian4341.85%
Some Other Race3051.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.02%

Romulus Population Pyramid 2020

Romulus Median Age

36.6


Total

33.8


Male

38.6


Female

Romulus Adults

There are 17,494 adults, (2,821 of whom are seniors) in Romulus.

Romulus Age Dependency

60.3

Age Dependency Ratio

19.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41

Child Dependency Ratio

Romulus Sex Ratio

Female

11,933

50.75%

Male

11,582

49.25%

Romulus Households and Families

Romulus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Romulus Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79%21%
Male72.8%27.2%
All64.5%35.5%
Non Family58.7%41.3%
Female41.6%58.4%

64.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,5332.7364.5
Married3,5013.3779
Non Family2,7661.2958.7
Female1,7113.541.6
Male5553.4872.8

3.33

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Romulus Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4893.23%
9th to 12th Grade1,3068.63%
High School Graduate5,89338.96%
Some College4,17327.59%
Associates Degree1,0296.80%
Bachelors Degree1,57810.43%
Graduate Degree6594.36%

Romulus Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,7157,477891
Black5,3074,9331,001
Hispanic39425713
Multiple Races370343134
Asian266266179
Other Race1858619
Native American55

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 67.29%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,443$42,270$30,456
Less Than High School$22,985$$15,268
High School Grad$29,971$35,472$23,488
Some College$34,055$45,353$30,331
Bachelors Degree$54,976$61,611$44,732
Graduate Degree$46,964$51,250$46,607

$34,443

Average Earnings

$42,270

Average Male

$30,456

Average Female

Romulus Language

Romulus Language by Age

Romulus Language

93.91% of Romulus residents speak only English, while 6.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.44% of the population.

Romulus Poverty

Romulus Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,1172,03816.82%
Black9,1611,95721.36%
Hispanic76217022.31%
Multiple6827110.41%
Asian4324410.19%
Native55100.00%
Other30520.66%

18.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.43%

Male Poverty Rate

19.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Romulus

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Romulus is Other, with 0.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.20%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.08%
High School17.30%
Some College12.28%
Bachelors or Greater7.44%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.30%
Male Unemployed37.16%
Female Employed6.42%
Male Employed4.18%

Romulus Income

Romulus Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,512$58,676
Families$57,976$65,226
Married Families$73,668-
Non Families$27,010$42,040

Romulus Marital Status

Romulus Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.0%

Male Marriage Rate

38.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Romulus Married by Age and Sex

Romulus 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.

Romulus Marital Status by Race

Romulus Veterans

1,136

Number of Veterans

1,031

Male Veterans

105

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam410
First Gulf War184
Second Gulf War106
Korea87
World War II20
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54313
65 to 74306
55 to 64244
75+220
18 to 3453
Name Veterans % of Total
White8548.46%
Black2794.39%
Hispanic30.53%
Other31.12%

$Romulus Veterans by Education

9.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Romulus Employment Status

61.9%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

Romulus 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

80.92%

Born in Michigan

96.04%

Native Born

3.96%

Foreign Born

1.76%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.04% of Romulus residents were born in the United States, with 80.92% having been born in Michigan. 1.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202023,612290.12%
201923,583290.12%
201823,554590.25%
201723,495290.12%
201623,466-47-0.20%
201523,513-52-0.22%
201423,565230.10%
201323,542-197-0.83%
201223,739-63-0.26%
201123,802-135-0.56%
201023,9379580.41%
200022,979820.04%
199022,897-1,960-0.82%
198024,8571,9570.82%
197022,90019,40020.66%
19603,5002,7007.66%
19408000.00%