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Welcome to Detroit ...
The city of Detroit is located in Wayne County<1> and is the County Seat for Wayne County.
When the people of Detroit refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Detroiter<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Detroit has a population of 670,442 people<3> (see below for details).
Detroit is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Detroit lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Detroit: (313)
The ZIP codes for Detroit: 48201-48202, 48204-48211, 48213-48217, 48219, 48221-48224, 48226-48228, 48231-48235, 48238, 48242-48244, 48255, 48260, 48264-48269, 48272, 48275, 48277-48279, 48288<5>
The community of Detroit was established in 1701.
Websites for Detroit ...
Official Website: www.detroitmi.gov/
Chamber of Commerce: www.detroitchamber.com/
Junior League: www.jldetroit.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Detroit had an population of 670,442 people. This is a decrease of 6.07% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 29.52% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Detroit had a population of 713,777 people (or 39.21% of the total population of Wayne County). This makes Detroit the county's most populous community.
The population of Detroit represents 7.22% of the population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 713,777 people, the population of Detroit decreased 24.97% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 951,270 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Detroit.
Communities Also Named Detroit ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 11 communities that are also named Detroit - they are located in Alabama, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Detroit.
Communities near Detroit ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Detroit.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Detroit. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Detroit.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Detroit. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Detroit.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Detroit. Our list includes 453 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Detroit.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Detroit ...
Looking for more information about Detroit? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Detroit, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Detroit.
Adding Detroit to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Detroit in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Detroit was on a map titled Road Map for Michigan (from Shell Oil, 1956).
We also found Detroit on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1860.
For more details, see References and Mentions for Detroit.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Detroit: www.detroitmi.gov/
The official website for Wayne County: www.waynecounty.com/
The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 04 Jun 2023