Ypsilanti, Michigan Population 2020

21,051

Ypsilanti is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 21,051, it is the 52nd largest city in Michigan and the 1774th largest city in the United States. Ypsilanti is currently growing at a rate of 0.13% annually and its population has increased by 8.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,435 in 2010. Ypsilanti reached it's highest population of 29,538 in 1970. Spanning over 4 miles, Ypsilanti has a population density of 4,980 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ypsilanti is $54,608 with a poverty rate of 32.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $817 per month, and the median house value is $141,100. The median age in Ypsilanti is 24.2 years, 24.3 years for males, and 23.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 113.0 males.

Ypsilanti Demographics

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

  • White: 64.80%
  • Black or African American: 27.30%
  • Two or more races: 4.35%
  • Asian: 1.96%
  • Other race: 1.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Ypsilanti, Michigan is 21,051, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,995.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,435.

Ypsilanti, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,56964.80%
Black or African American5,71727.30%
Two or More Races9114.35%
Asian4101.96%
Some Other Race3121.49%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander200.10%

Ypsilanti Population Pyramid 2020

Ypsilanti Median Age

24.2


Total

24.3


Male

23.9


Female

Ypsilanti Adults

There are 18,104 adults, (1,512 of whom are seniors) in Ypsilanti.

Ypsilanti Age Dependency

26.2

Age Dependency Ratio

9.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Ypsilanti Sex Ratio

Female

9,832

46.96%

Male

11,107

53.04%

Ypsilanti Households and Families

Ypsilanti Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ypsilanti Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.8%30.2%
Male35.3%64.7%
Female32.9%67.1%
All31.3%68.7%
Non Family18.9%81.1%

31.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,7842.2931.3
Non Family5,0511.818.9
Married1,5503.0669.8
Female9283.5132.9
Male2552.935.3

3.05

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

7.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ypsilanti Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2432.52%
9th to 12th Grade5405.61%
High School Graduate1,33813.90%
Some College2,78028.87%
Associates Degree7367.64%
Bachelors Degree2,20122.86%
Graduate Degree1,79018.59%

Ypsilanti Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,0445,7973,188
Black2,5832,177403
Hispanic406301120
Multiple Races400366111
Asian175164154
Other Race13610852
Islander2020

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 88.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,588$31,199$29,676
Less Than High School$13,620$14,706$10,568
High School Grad$25,581$28,406$15,000
Some College$24,975$25,567$22,083
Bachelors Degree$33,277$37,868$29,786
Graduate Degree$55,404$58,500$52,750

$30,588

Average Earnings

$31,199

Average Male

$29,676

Average Female

Ypsilanti Language

Ypsilanti Language by Age

Ypsilanti Language

91.01% of Ypsilanti residents speak only English, while 8.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.65% of the population.

Ypsilanti Poverty

Ypsilanti Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,8763,18529.28%
Black5,0251,99139.62%
Multiple76222629.66%
Hispanic84521225.09%
Asian2408234.17%
Other3123711.86%
Islander2020100.00%

32.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.81%

Male Poverty Rate

33.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ypsilanti

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ypsilanti is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ypsilanti is Other, with 11.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 47.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.57%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School50.53%
High School26.77%
Some College24.82%
Bachelors or Greater11.09%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed65.49%
Male Unemployed50.40%
Female Employed27.00%
Male Employed21.02%

Ypsilanti Income

Ypsilanti Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,982$54,608
Families$50,768$76,362
Married Families$82,778-
Non Families$30,650$41,563

Ypsilanti Marital Status

Ypsilanti Marital Status

Marriage Rates

18.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

17.8%

Male Marriage Rate

18.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Ypsilanti Married by Age and Sex

Ypsilanti 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 55-64.

Ypsilanti Marital Status by Race

Ypsilanti Veterans

594

Number of Veterans

519

Male Veterans

75

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam196
Second Gulf War127
Korea76
First Gulf War75
World War II14
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54164
75+124
65 to 74111
18 to 34105
55 to 6490
Name Veterans % of Total
White3933.23%
Black1583.52%
Hispanic394.52%
2 or More283.83%
Other155.08%

$Ypsilanti Veterans by Education

19.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ypsilanti Employment Status

71%

Labor Force Participation

64.7%

Employment Rate

8.8%

Unemployment Rate

Ypsilanti 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

67.30%

Born in Michigan

93.58%

Native Born

6.42%

Foreign Born

4.06%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.58% of Ypsilanti residents were born in the United States, with 67.30% having been born in Michigan. 4.06% 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
202021,051280.13%
201921,023280.13%
201820,995-95-0.45%
201721,090280.13%
201621,062980.47%
201520,9643201.55%
201420,6441300.63%
201320,5144892.44%
201220,0252891.46%
201119,7361450.74%
201019,591-2,771-1.31%
200022,362-2,484-1.05%
199024,8468150.33%
198024,031-5,507-2.04%
197029,5388,5813.49%
196020,9572,6551.36%
195018,3026,1814.21%
194012,1211,9781.80%
193010,1432,7303.19%
19207,4131,1831.75%
19106,230-1,148-1.68%
19007,3781,2491.87%
18906,1291,1452.09%
18804,984-487-0.93%
18705,4711,5163.30%
18603,9550.00%