Warren, Michigan Population 2022

140,453
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Warren is a city located in Macomb County Michigan. Warren has a 2020 population of 140,453. Warren is currently growing at a rate of 0.38% annually and its population has increased by 0.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 139,387 in 2010.

The average household income in Warren is $63,481 with a poverty rate of 15.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $962 per month, and the median house value is $132,900. 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 Warrenwas:

  • 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 140,453 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 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

Warren Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White88,77366.16%
Black or African American26,59819.82%
American Indian and Alaska Native4600.34%
Asian13,1279.78%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander300.02%
Some Other Race7230.54%
Two or More Races4,4773.34%
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Warren Population by Race

Warren Population Pyramid 2022

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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

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Warren Sex Ratio

Female

68,798

51.27%

Male

65,390

48.73%

Warren Population by Age

Warren Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Warren Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.1%17.9%
All70.3%29.7%
Non Family65.8%34.2%
Male64.1%35.9%
Female52.1%47.9%

70.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Warren Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All52,4282.5370.3
Married21,8863.3582.1
Male3,1863.2664.1
Female8,2593.1852.1
Non Family19,0971.265.8

3.21

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Warren Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,4384.76%
9th to 12th Grade8,0138.59%
High School Graduate31,86234.15%
Some College22,26723.87%
Associates Degree8,9769.62%
Bachelors Degree12,03212.90%
Graduate Degree5,7056.12%
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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
Asian8,0876,0432,766
2+ Races1,9911,641374
White66,04457,82311,871
Black15,16313,8202,496
Hispanic2,0531,565297
Other Race33027442
Native American3042495
Islander3015

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 91.14%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 34.20%.

Warren Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,576$42,097$30,736
Less Than 9th Grade$21,592$26,335$15,895
High School Graduate$31,016$36,975$26,079
Some College$35,261$43,528$30,137
Bachelors Degree$45,726$52,110$37,238
Graduate Degree$63,420$70,333$62,690

$35,576

Average Earnings

$42,097

Average Male

$30,736

Average Female

Warren Earnings by Educational Attainment

Warren Language by Age

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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

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native45430466.96%
Hispanic3,76271118.90%
Black26,2324,78918.26%
Multiple4,42178217.69%
Asian13,1062,26217.26%
White85,78612,35514.40%
Other35NaN%

15.71%

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 66.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Warren is Other, with NaN% 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

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.96%
High School14.76%
Some College9.17%
Bachelors or Greater5.20%

Warren Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.61%
Male Unemployed24.05%
Female Employed7.89%
Female Unemployed31.41%

Warren Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Warren Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,796$66,114
Families$62,567$73,649
Married Families$74,552$83,888
Non Families$34,681$49,627
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Income by Household Type

Warren Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

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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6,482

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War792
First Gulf War1,000
Vietnam2,280
Korea722
World War II291

Warren Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34365
35 to 541,327
55 to 641,086
65 to 741,832
75+1,872

Warren Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,4237.33%
Black7304.03%
Native American41.31%
Asian2102.23%
Other Race204.76%
2+ Races953.74%
Hispanic1265.41%

Warren Veterans by Race

Warren Veterans by Education

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7.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Warren Veterans by Education

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62.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

7.4%

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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75.88%

Born in Warren

86.17%

Native Born

13.83%

Foreign Born

4.61%

Non Citizen

9.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.17% of Warren residents were born in the United States, with 75.88% having been born in Michigan. 4.61% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19004000.00%
1910300-100-2.84%
19203000.00%
19305002005.24%
19406001001.84%
19507001001.55%
196089,24688,54662.39%
1970179,26090,0147.22%
1980161,134-18,126-1.06%
1990144,864-16,270-1.06%
2000138,247-6,617-0.47%
2010134,056-4,191-0.31%
2011134,5895330.40%
2012135,1225330.40%
2013135,6555330.39%
2014136,1885330.39%
2015136,7215330.39%
2016137,2545330.39%
2017137,7875330.39%
2018138,3205330.39%
2019138,8535330.39%
2020139,3875340.38%
2021139,9205330.38%
2022140,4535330.38%

Warren Population by Year