Warren, Michigan Population 2021

133,077
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Warren is a city located in Macomb County Michigan. With a 2020 population of 133,077, it is the 3rd largest city in Michigan (after Detroit and Grand Rapids) and the 209th largest city in the United States . Warren is currently declining at a rate of -0.32% annually and its population has decreased by -0.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 134,056 in 2010. Warren reached it's highest population of 179,260 in 1970. Spanning over 34 miles, Warren has a population density of 3,873 people per square mile.

The average household income in Warren is $63,481 with a poverty rate of 17.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $939 per month, and the median house value is $122,300. The median age in Warren is 39.4 years, 37.8 years for males, and 41.1 years for females.

Warren is located in Macomb County, Michigan about 20 miles north of Detroit. Warren is Macomb County's largest city and it's the 3rd largest city in the state. Warren is the largest suburb by population in the Detroit metro area. Due to successive decades of decline in the population of Warren, an increase in violent crime, and a collapse in the housing market, Warren was ranked 7th place in Forbes magazine’s list of Most Miserable Cities to Live in the United States, along with two other Michigan cities, Flint and Detroit, which in the top 10.

Diversity

Between 2000 and 2010, the African American population of Warren saw a more than 300% increase, from around 3,700 people to over 18,000. The Asian population also saw a large increase, although not nearly as substantial, with a 46% increase to over 6,000 people.

Population Growth

In its years since incorporation in 1957, Warren has seen more of a decrease in population than an increase, owing mainly to an increase in violent crime and a collapsing housing market.

In the first half of the 20th century, Warren saw an increase of only 300 people. That saw a huge increase of over 62%, however, during the 1950s, bringing the population up from 700 in 1950 to over 89,000 by 1960. While this would repeat itself over the following decade, with a further increase of over 90,000, by the 1980s this was in rapid decline. As of 2019, the population stands at an estimated 135,000, down almost 33% from its peak in 1970.

Warren's population decline is part of a trend across the United States wherein cities with crime and high unemployment (https://www.coloradoan.com/story/money/2019/05/05/americas-fastest-shrinking-cities-face-unemployment-crime-issues/39436365/) are facing decline due to net migration.

The settlement that later became Warren was founded in 1830, going by the name Beebe’s Corners. This was a carriage stop between Utica and Detroit, consisting of a trading post, a mill, a tavern, and a distillery. In 1837, the Warren Township was established, first going Hickory, then a year later Aba, and shortly after that being renamed Warren.

1893 saw the Warren Township incorporated when it became the Village of Warren. The small village grew slowly over the following decades, while the larger surrounding township grew at a much more rapid pace.

In 1957, the Village of Warren, along with the majority of the Township of Warren, and together with neighboring community Van Dyke, incorporated as a city. From then until the end of the following decade, Warren’s population soared, more than doubling from over 42,000 to just shy of 90,000. This rapid growth can be put down to the post World War II Baby Boom, and the White Fright of the 1950s and ‘60s.

Subsequent decades have seen a decline in Warren’s population, with an increase of violent crime and a collapse in the housing market.

Warren Demographics

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

  • White: 67.75%
  • Black or African American: 19.34%
  • Asian: 9.34%
  • Two or more races: 2.60%
  • Other race: 0.48%
  • Native American: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Warren, Michigan is 133,077 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 134,376.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 134,056.

Warren, Michigan Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20214,314,720-2,450-0.06%
20204,317,170-2,460-0.06%
20194,319,630-2,450-0.06%
20184,322,0804900.01%
20174,321,5905,3300.12%
20164,316,2606,5900.15%
20154,309,670-1,520-0.04%
20144,311,1905,6000.13%
20134,305,5904,7300.11%
20124,300,8609,1600.21%
20114,291,7001900.00%
20104,291,5100.00%

Warren Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White91,32667.75%
Black or African American26,06419.34%
Asian12,5959.34%
Two or More Races3,5052.60%
Some Other Race6500.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native5950.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander620.05%
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Warren Population by Race

Warren Population Pyramid $2021

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Warren Median Age

39.4


Total

37.8


Male

41.1


Female

Warren Adults

There are 106,145 adults, (21,829 of whom are seniors) in Warren.

Warren Age Dependency

59.9

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Warren Sex Ratio

Female

69,037

51.22%

Male

65,760

48.78%

Warren Population by Age

Warren Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Warren Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.9%18.1%
All69.1%30.9%
Non Family65.3%34.7%
Male58.8%41.2%
Female50%50%

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Warren Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All53,6522.4969.1
Married21,9833.381.9
Non Family19,4371.1865.3
Female9,0523.150
Male3,1803.1158.8

3.14

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Warren Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,7134.98%
9th to 12th Grade8,2158.69%
High School Graduate32,19634.05%
Some College22,74424.05%
Associates Degree9,1779.71%
Bachelors Degree12,20312.91%
Graduate Degree5,3045.61%
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Warren Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Warren Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White67,80159,05812,270
Black15,19513,6222,225
Asian7,7895,8442,357
Hispanic2,2191,724296
2+ Races1,2891,140334
Other Race41835843
Native American3943113
Islander624535

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 89.65%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 56.45%.

Warren Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,329$41,463$29,809
Less Than 9th Grade$22,211$26,405$17,069
High School Graduate$29,637$36,277$25,334
Some College$35,648$43,963$29,886
Bachelors Degree$44,694$56,960$35,648
Graduate Degree$63,403$70,238$61,500

$34,329

Average Earnings

$41,463

Average Male

$29,809

Average Female

Warren Earnings by Educational Attainment

Warren Language by Age

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Warren Language

81.33% of Warren residents speak only English, while 18.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 8.52% of the population.

Warren Language

Warren Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White87,96212,97114.75%
Black25,7726,16323.91%
Asian12,5732,53320.15%
Multiple3,45292426.77%
Hispanic3,65375720.72%
Native58835360.03%
Other6506910.62%

17.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.05%

Male Poverty Rate

18.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Warren

The race most likely to be in poverty in Warren is Native, with 60.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Warren is Other, with 10.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.78%.

Warren Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.38%
High School16.24%
Some College10.45%
Bachelors or Greater6.29%

Warren Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed38.42%
Male Unemployed29.27%
Female Employed8.98%
Male Employed7.37%

Warren Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Warren Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,619$63,481
Families$59,107$70,832
Married Families$72,444$82,081
Non Families$32,659$47,437
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Income by Household Type

Warren Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.3%

Male Marriage Rate

41.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Warren Married by Age and Sex

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Warren 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.

Warren Marital Status by Race

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Warren Marital Status

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7,299

Number of Veterans

6,870

Male Veterans

429

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,477
First Gulf War1,165
Korea891
Second Gulf War786
World War II298

Warren Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+2,142
65 to 741,849
35 to 541,633
55 to 641,364
18 to 34311

Warren Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,1388.06%
Black8314.61%
Asian2322.52%
Hispanic1576.32%
2+ Races653.67%
Other Race244.86%
Native American92.20%

Warren Veterans by Race

Warren Veterans by Education

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7.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Warren Veterans by Education

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61.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Warren Employment by Age

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Warren Employment by Race

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Warren 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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75.04%

Born in Warren

85.83%

Native Born

14.17%

Foreign Born

5.16%

Non Citizen

9.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.83% of Warren residents were born in the United States, with 75.04% having been born in Michigan. 5.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Warren Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021133,077-433-0.32%
2020133,510-433-0.32%
2019133,943-433-0.32%
2018134,376-724-0.54%
2017135,100-145-0.11%
2016135,245-141-0.10%
2015135,386-280-0.21%
2014135,6663540.26%
2013135,3127220.54%
2012134,5904170.31%
2011134,173920.07%
2010134,081-4,166-0.31%
2000138,247-6,617-0.47%
1990144,864-16,270-1.06%
1980161,134-18,126-1.06%
1970179,26090,0147.22%
196089,24688,54662.39%
19507001001.55%
19406001001.84%
19305002005.24%
19203000.00%
1910300-100-2.84%
19004000.00%

Warren Population by Year