Warren, Michigan Population 2023

140,986

Warren is a city located in Macomb County Michigan. With a 2023 population of 140,986, it is the 3rd largest city in Michigan and the 208th largest city in the United States.Warren is currently growing at a rate of 0.38% annually and its population has increased by 1.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 139,387 in 2020. Spanning over 34 miles, Warren has a population density of 4,103 people per square mile.

The average household income in Warren is $63,481 with a poverty rate of 18.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Warren is 38.4 years, 36.9 years for males, and 40.2 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: 66.16%
  • Black or African American: 19.82%
  • Asian: 9.78%
  • Two or more races: 3.34%
  • Other race: 0.54%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Warren, Michigan is 140,986 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 139,387.

Warren, Michigan Population 2023

Warren Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Warren Population by Race

Warren Population Pyramid 2023

Warren Median Age

38.4

Total

36.9

Male

40.2

Female

Warren Adults

There are 104,780 adults, (20,973 of whom are seniors) in Warren.

Warren Age Dependency

60.1

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Warren Sex Ratio

Female68,79851.27%
Male65,39048.73%

Warren Population by Age

Warren Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.21

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

70.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Warren Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Warren Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Warren Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 83.03%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 27.79%.

Warren Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$35,576

Average Earnings

$42,097

Average Male

$30,736

Average Female

Warren Earnings by Educational Attainment

Warren Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Warren Language

81.57% of Warren residents speak only English, while 18.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 8.25% of the population.

Warren Language

Warren Poverty by Race

rate

18.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.74%

Male Poverty Rate

16.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Warren

The race most likely to be in poverty in Warren is Native, with 90.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Warren is Other, with 7.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.68%.

Warren Poverty

Warren Poverty Rate by Education

Warren Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Warren Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Warren Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Warren Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Warren Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

6,482

Number of Veterans

6,095

Male Veterans

387

Female Veterans

Warren Veterans by War

Warren Veterans by Age

count

Warren Veterans by Race

Warren Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Warren Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Warren Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Warren Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Warren Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.05%

Born in Warren

82.95%

Native Born

13.32%

Foreign Born

4.44%

Non Citizen

8.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.95% of Warren residents were born in the United States, with 73.05% having been born in Michigan. 4.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Warren Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Warren Population by Year