Southgate, Michigan Population 2020

28,850

Southgate is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 28,850, it is the 38th largest city in Michigan and the 1332nd largest city in the United States. Southgate is currently declining at a rate of -0.41% annually and its population has decreased by -3.98% 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 4,197 people per square mile.

The average household income in Southgate is $64,643 with a poverty rate of 11.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $830 per month, and the median house value is $103,200. The median age in Southgate is 44 years, 42.7 years for males, and 45.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.1 males.

Southgate Demographics

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

  • White: 86.37%
  • Black or African American: 5.71%
  • Asian: 3.79%
  • Two or more races: 2.24%
  • Other race: 1.21%
  • Native American: 0.68%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Southgate, Michigan is 28,850, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 29,088.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 30,047.

Southgate, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,27886.37%
Black or African American1,6725.71%
Asian1,1103.79%
Two or More Races6562.24%
Some Other Race3531.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native1990.68%

Southgate Population Pyramid 2020

Southgate Median Age

44


Total

42.7


Male

45.2


Female

Southgate Adults

There are 24,161 adults, (5,667 of whom are seniors) in Southgate.

Southgate Age Dependency

58.3

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Southgate Sex Ratio

Female

15,319

52.34%

Male

13,949

47.66%

Southgate Households and Families

Southgate Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Southgate Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.5%15.5%
All64.3%35.7%
Non Family50.3%49.7%
Male50%50%
Female49.4%50.6%

64.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,6922.364.3
Non Family5,3791.1650.3
Married5,2463.1484.5
Female1,5013.1149.4
Male5663.1650

3.04

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Southgate Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7293.35%
9th to 12th Grade1,4166.50%
High School Graduate7,62635.00%
Some College5,79826.61%
Associates Degree2,1409.82%
Bachelors Degree2,81012.90%
Graduate Degree1,2685.82%

Southgate Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,12516,1873,073
Hispanic1,4351,320268
Black1,0851,048195
Asian763729457
Multiple Races34131975
Other Race28424940
Native American13813853

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 59.90%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,224$48,112$31,697
Less Than High School$24,671$34,125$9,653
High School Grad$33,057$44,924$25,530
Some College$39,081$49,046$31,480
Bachelors Degree$48,890$53,309$43,482
Graduate Degree$56,029$61,364$54,840

$40,224

Average Earnings

$48,112

Average Male

$31,697

Average Female

Southgate Language

Southgate Language by Age

Southgate Language

88.63% of Southgate residents speak only English, while 11.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.08% of the population.

Southgate Poverty

Southgate Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,4242,70511.55%
Asian1,11019117.21%
Hispanic2,2961777.71%
Black1,6541559.37%
Multiple656416.25%
Native199189.05%
Other35382.27%

11.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.56%

Male Poverty Rate

12.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Southgate

The race most likely to be in poverty in Southgate is Asian, with 17.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Southgate is Other, with 2.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.91%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.03%
High School10.58%
Some College7.35%
Bachelors or Greater2.68%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.33%
Male Unemployed22.55%
Female Employed7.91%
Male Employed3.43%

Southgate Income

Southgate Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,978$64,643
Families$67,637$76,957
Married Families$77,727$87,831
Non Families$35,563$44,741

Southgate Marital Status

Southgate Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

44.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Southgate Married by Age and Sex

Southgate 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.

Southgate Marital Status by Race

Southgate Veterans

1,922

Number of Veterans

1,787

Male Veterans

135

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam657
First Gulf War347
Korea192
Second Gulf War170
World War II71
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74614
75+411
35 to 54377
55 to 64372
18 to 34148
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7908.48%
Hispanic1066.34%
Black604.96%
2 or More5212.35%
Other113.40%
Asian90.98%

$Southgate Veterans by Education

4.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Southgate Employment Status

62.8%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Southgate 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

77.61%

Born in Michigan

91.59%

Native Born

8.41%

Foreign Born

2.86%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.59% of Southgate residents were born in the United States, with 77.61% having been born in Michigan. 2.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202028,850-119-0.41%
201928,969-119-0.41%
201829,088-43-0.15%
201729,131-119-0.41%
201629,250-109-0.37%
201529,359-142-0.48%
201429,501-13-0.04%
201329,514-229-0.77%
201229,743-68-0.23%
201129,811-166-0.55%
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%