What County is Detroit in?

Detroit is located in Wayne County in the state of Michigan.

Checkout this video:

Wayne County

Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. The county seat is at the city of Detroit, which is also the most populous city in the state and the largest city in Wayne County. The county was founded in 1796 and its total population is estimated to be around 1.7 million people.

Location

Wayne County is located in southeastern Michigan, southwest of Detroit. The county seat is at the city of Detroit, which is also the state capital and the largest city in Michigan. With a population of over 1.7 million people, Wayne County is the most populous county in Michigan and the 18th most populous county in the United States. The county was created in 1815 from parts of Macomb and Oakland counties, and its name honors Revolutionary War General Anthony Wayne.

History

Wayne County was created on August 11, 1796 by Governor Aaron Burr from parts of frontier Hamilton County. It was originally named after the Revolutionary War general “Mad” Anthony Wayne. Its county seat is Detroit, which is also Michigan’s most populous city. The county is bounded on the south and west by the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair, and shares a northern border with Ontario, Canada.

Wayne County is Michigan’s second most populous county (after Oakland County) with a population of 1, 751, 319 people as of the 2010 census. The racial makeup of the county was 63.3% White, 24.6% Black or African American, 0.5% Native American, 2.6% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 4.8% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races

Demographics

As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 713,777, making it the largest city in the state and the 18th-most populous city in the country. Its metropolitan area, known as Metro Detroit, is home to 4.3 million people, making it the nation’s 14th-largest metropolitan area. The city’s population density was 4,558.2 inhabitants per square mile (1,756.5/km2). There were 677 housing units at an average density of 2,054 per square mile (791.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 63% African American . . .

The median income for a household in the city was $31,311, and the median income for a family was $35,576. Males had a median income of $30,496 versus $24, Richards for females. The per capita income for the city was $15471. About 18% of families and 22% of the population were below the poverty line , including 33 percent of those under age eighteen and 15 percent …

Oakland County

Detroit is the most populous city in Michigan, as well as its largest city. It is the seat of Wayne County, the most populous county in the state and the largest city on the United States-Canada border.

Location

Oakland County is located in the state of Michigan. The county seat is Pontiac, and the county was founded in 1819. Oakland County is home to many major cities and townships, including Auburn Hills, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Farmington, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Keego Harbor, Lake Angelus, Lyon Township, Novi, Oak Park, Orchard Lake Village, Oxford, Pleasant Ridge, Rochester Hills , Royal Oak , Southfield , Troy , Walled Lake , West Bloomfield Township and White Lake Township .

History

Oakland County was organized in 1819, four years before Michigan was admitted as a state. The county seat is Pontiac and the county was named for English nobleman and major landowner Hugh Palmer, 4th Baron Palmer.

Oakland County is home to more than 1.2 million people and is the most populous county in Michigan. The county has a diverse economy with major sectors that include healthcare, automotive, professional and business services, education and government. Oakland County is also home to many major corporations, including General Motors, Chrysler, DTE Energy and Beaumont Health.

Demographics

According to the 2010 census, Oakland County is the second-most populous county in Michigan, with 1,202,362 residents. The county seat is Pontiac and the largest city is Troy. Oakland County is part of the Detroit metropolitan area and has 69 percent of its population living in unincorporated areas. The racial makeup of the county was 77.4 percent white, 14.1 percent black or African American, 4.3 percent Asian, 0.4 percent Native American, 2.6 percent from other races, and 1.2 percent from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino residents of any race made up 6.7 percent of the population.

Macomb County

Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the fourth-largest city in the Midwest and the largest city on the United States–Canada border. The city had a 2015 estimated population of 677,116, making it the 21st-most populous city in the United States. It is the second-largest city in the Midwestern United States after Chicago, and the 18th-largest city in the country.

Location

Macomb County is located in the eastern portion of Michigan. The county seat is Mount Clemens. The county was created in 1818 and its name is derived from the French word “macombe”, which means “thicket”.

The county has a total area of 571 square miles, of which 567 square miles is land and 4.4 square miles (0.8%) is water. It is the 11th-largest county in Michigan by total area.

History

Macomb County was initially part of Wayne County, which was created in 1796. Wayne County originally encompassed the entire western region of Michigan, but Macomb and other counties were subsequently carved out of its territory.

The county is named for General Alexander Macomb, who served as Commander-in-Chief of the United States Army from 1828 to 1841. He was born in Detroit in 1782 and died in New York City in 1841.

Macomb County was formally organized on March 7, 1818. It then included all of the lands now comprising the Counties of Oakland and Lapeer, as well as parts of Huron, Sanilac, St. Clair and Genesee Counties. The City of Detroit was also included in the county at that time.

Demographics

As of the 2010 census, the county had a population of 840,978,[10] making it the third-most populous county in the state of Michigan after Oakland and Wayne counties. The county seat is Mt. Clemens.

The county was organized on January 11, 1818,[11] as Macomb County and two years later, in 1820, was renamed after General Alexander Macomb (1782–1841), who was commander of the American forces during the War of 1812 and became senior commanding general in 1828,[12][13] a position he held until his death in 1841.[14]

Macomb County is part of Metro Detroit and is one of the five major regional economies in Southeast Michigan. Macomb County’s largest cities are Warren and Sterling Heights. The median Income for a Household in 2009 was $48,090[15] and for a family $59,009.[16] Male full-time workers had a median income of $46,062[17] versus $36,165[18] for females. In 2008 there were 496,000 employed workers in Macomb County.[19][20][21][22]

Scroll to Top