Southgate, Michigan Population 2021

28,671
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Southgate is a city located in Wayne County Michigan. With a 2020 population of 28,671, it is the 38th largest city in Michigan and the 1347th largest city in the United States . Southgate is currently declining at a rate of -0.50% annually and its population has decreased by -4.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,047 in 2010. Southgate reached it's highest population of 33,909 in 1970. Spanning over 7 miles, Southgate has a population density of 4,171 people per square mile.

The average household income in Southgate is $68,889 with a poverty rate of 10.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $876 per month, and the median house value is $112,300. The median age in Southgate is 43.6 years, 42.2 years for males, and 44.9 years for females.

Southgate Demographics

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

  • White: 85.17%
  • Black or African American: 6.08%
  • Asian: 3.96%
  • Two or more races: 2.52%
  • Other race: 1.64%
  • Native American: 0.64%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Southgate, Michigan is 28,671 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 29,103.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 30,047.

Southgate, Michigan Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,83985.17%
Black or African American1,7726.08%
Asian1,1553.96%
Two or More Races7352.52%
Some Other Race4771.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native1870.64%
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Southgate Population by Race

Southgate Population Pyramid $2021

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Southgate Median Age

43.6


Total

42.2


Male

44.9


Female

Southgate Adults

There are 24,060 adults, (5,718 of whom are seniors) in Southgate.

Southgate Age Dependency

59

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Southgate Sex Ratio

Female

15,256

52.31%

Male

13,909

47.69%

Southgate Population by Age

Southgate Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Southgate Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84%16%
All65.7%34.3%
Non Family53.9%46.1%
Male51.4%48.6%
Female50.8%49.2%

65.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Southgate Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,6962.2965.7
Non Family5,4341.1753.9
Married5,1963.1484
Female1,4142.9750.8
Male6523.3151.4

3.03

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Southgate Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6843.16%
9th to 12th Grade1,2555.79%
High School Graduate7,88536.40%
Some College5,66426.14%
Associates Degree2,0179.31%
Bachelors Degree2,74812.68%
Graduate Degree1,4126.52%
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Southgate Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Southgate Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White17,97416,2143,196
Hispanic1,4211,306230
Black1,1911,154224
Asian753726423
2+ Races32530867
Other Race30728545
Native American12112157

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 56.18%.

Southgate Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,376$51,250$34,274
Less Than 9th Grade$35,304$50,086$10,804
High School Graduate$35,326$49,450$26,528
Some College$40,886$48,923$32,457
Bachelors Degree$52,881$54,283$50,884
Graduate Degree$55,921$66,184$53,269

$42,376

Average Earnings

$51,250

Average Male

$34,274

Average Female

Southgate Earnings by Educational Attainment

Southgate Language by Age

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Southgate Language

89.07% of Southgate residents speak only English, while 10.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.51% of the population.

Southgate Language

Southgate Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,0322,2999.98%
Hispanic2,44038715.86%
Asian1,15522419.39%
Other47722146.33%
Black1,744925.28%
Multiple735222.99%
Native187179.09%

10.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.40%

Male Poverty Rate

12.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Southgate

The race most likely to be in poverty in Southgate is Other, with 46.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Southgate is Multiple, with 2.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.03%.

Southgate Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.88%
High School10.93%
Some College7.31%
Bachelors or Greater2.92%

Southgate Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed30.99%
Male Unemployed23.66%
Female Employed7.49%
Male Employed2.55%

Southgate Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Southgate Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,133$68,889
Families$71,215$82,276
Married Families$83,462$93,503
Non Families$37,168$48,149
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Income by Household Type

Southgate Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Southgate Married by Age and Sex

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Southgate 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.

Southgate Marital Status by Race

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Southgate Marital Status

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1,776

Number of Veterans

1,664

Male Veterans

112

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam667
First Gulf War258
Second Gulf War214
Korea180
World War II17

Southgate Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74593
75+427
35 to 54332
55 to 64266
18 to 34158

Southgate Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7008.15%
Hispanic945.73%
2+ Races4710.49%
Black191.40%
Other Race102.97%

Southgate Veterans by Race

Southgate Veterans by Education

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4.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Southgate Veterans by Education

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63.3%

Labor Force Participation

59.6%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Southgate Employment by Age

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Southgate Employment by Race

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Southgate 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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79.12%

Born in Southgate

92.28%

Native Born

7.72%

Foreign Born

2.68%

Non Citizen

5.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.28% of Southgate residents were born in the United States, with 79.12% having been born in Michigan. 2.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Southgate Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202128,671-144-0.50%
202028,815-144-0.50%
201928,959-144-0.49%
201829,103-49-0.17%
201729,152-110-0.38%
201629,262-103-0.35%
201529,365-133-0.45%
201429,498-14-0.05%
201329,512-231-0.78%
201229,743-71-0.24%
201129,814-163-0.54%
201029,977-159-0.05%
200030,136-635-0.21%
199030,771-1,287-0.41%
198032,058-1,851-0.56%
197033,9094,5051.44%
196029,4040.00%

Southgate Population by Year