Warren, Michigan Population 2020

134,375

Warren is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 134,375, it is the 3rd largest city in Michigan (after Detroit and Grand Rapids) and the 206th largest city in the United States. Warren is currently declining at a rate of -0.08% annually but its population has increased by 0.24% 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 3,911 people per square mile.

The average household income in Warren is $60,807 with a poverty rate of 19.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $920 per month, and the median house value is $111,700. The median age in Warren is 39.6 years, 38.1 years for males, and 41.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.0 males.

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: 69.95%
  • Black or African American: 18.47%
  • Asian: 8.41%
  • Two or more races: 2.51%
  • Other race: 0.42%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Warren, Michigan is 134,375, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 134,587.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 134,056.

Warren, Michigan Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,335,9204,7400.11%
20194,331,1804,7400.11%
20184,326,4404,7400.11%
20174,321,7005,5000.13%
20164,316,2006,3600.15%
20154,309,840-1,860-0.04%
20144,311,7005,8400.14%
20134,305,8604,9600.12%
20124,300,9009,4900.22%
20114,291,410-180-0.00%
20104,291,5900.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White94,57069.95%
Black or African American24,97418.47%
Asian11,3758.41%
Two or More Races3,3902.51%
Some Other Race5650.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native2450.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander730.05%

Warren Population Pyramid 2020

Warren Median Age

39.6


Total

38.1


Male

41.1


Female

Warren Adults

There are 105,887 adults, (21,601 of whom are seniors) in Warren.

Warren Age Dependency

60.4

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Warren Sex Ratio

Female

69,694

51.55%

Male

65,498

48.45%

Warren Households and Families

Warren Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Warren Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.4%17.6%
All69.1%30.9%
Non Family65.8%34.2%
Male60.2%39.8%
Female48.8%51.2%

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All53,6742.4969.1
Married21,5453.2982.4
Non Family19,5031.1965.8
Female9,5423.1248.8
Male3,0843.2160.2

3.15

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Warren Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,4794.77%
9th to 12th Grade8,4489.00%
High School Graduate32,33834.43%
Some College22,11923.55%
Associates Degree9,71810.35%
Bachelors Degree11,87712.65%
Graduate Degree4,9345.25%

Warren Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White69,52360,55512,147
Black14,12012,4652,090
Asian7,0125,2012,013
Hispanic1,7191,450221
Multiple Races1,2341,053296
Other Race40231737
Native American2121838
Islander735034

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 88.28%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 46.58%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,097$40,712$28,995
Less Than High School$20,914$25,263$15,766
High School Grad$28,647$34,467$23,344
Some College$36,166$42,420$30,079
Bachelors Degree$44,080$55,938$36,881
Graduate Degree$59,219$58,083$60,702

$34,097

Average Earnings

$40,712

Average Male

$28,995

Average Female

Warren Language

Warren Language by Age

Warren Language

81.94% of Warren residents speak only English, while 18.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 8.42% of the population.

Warren Poverty

Warren Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White91,46914,35315.69%
Black24,7417,26729.37%
Asian11,3463,60931.81%
Multiple3,34885125.42%
Hispanic2,86537913.23%
Other565488.50%
Native2383615.13%

19.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.02%

Male Poverty Rate

21.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Warren

The race most likely to be in poverty in Warren is Asian, with 31.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Warren is Other, with 8.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.68%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.10%
High School17.17%
Some College10.94%
Bachelors or Greater7.55%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.67%
Male Unemployed33.61%
Female Employed10.91%
Male Employed8.09%

Warren Income

Warren Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,419$60,807
Families$56,692$67,896
Married Families$70,805$79,874
Non Families$32,441$45,478

Warren Marital Status

Warren Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.0%

Male Marriage Rate

40.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Warren Married by Age and Sex

Warren 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.

Warren Marital Status by Race

Warren Veterans

7,690

Number of Veterans

7,289

Male Veterans

401

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,677
First Gulf War1,078
Korea973
Second Gulf War675
World War II330
Age Group Veterans
75+2,191
65 to 741,975
35 to 541,725
55 to 641,479
18 to 34320
Name Veterans % of Total
White6,6018.43%
Black7194.20%
Asian2623.22%
Hispanic1638.46%
2 or More825.08%
Other163.46%
Indian104.42%

$Warren Veterans by Education

7.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Warren Employment Status

60.6%

Labor Force Participation

55.5%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

Warren 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

75.78%

Born in Michigan

86.39%

Native Born

13.61%

Foreign Born

5.15%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

86.39% of Warren residents were born in the United States, with 75.78% having been born in Michigan. 5.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020134,375-106-0.08%
2019134,481-106-0.08%
2018134,587-540-0.40%
2017135,127-106-0.08%
2016135,233-144-0.11%
2015135,377-288-0.21%
2014135,6653600.27%
2013135,3057310.54%
2012134,5744270.32%
2011134,147800.06%
2010134,067-4,180-0.31%
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%