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Detroit, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Detroit is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Marion County at latitude 44.7338 and longitude -122.1517. Marion County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,611 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Detroit, but most people and references simply refer to it as Detroit, Oregon.

The P1 Census Class Code for Detroit indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Detroit (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.37 sq. miles.

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Detroit, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 205
Population in Households 205
Population in Familes 138
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 349
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 97
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 50
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 373 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (16.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 ( 9.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 276 (74.0%)
Median Home Value $160,714
Average Home Value $191,935


Median Household Income $41,762
Average Household Income $50,302
Per Capita Income $25,182
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.35% 0.48%
Households 0.24% 0.61%
Families -3.82% 0.4%
Median Household Income   3.67%
Per Capita Income   2.76%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Detroit, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Detroit to the other 377 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 317 16th
Population Density1 # 272 28th
Diversity Index2 # 316 16th
Median Household Income # 229 40th
Per Capita Income # 129 66th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oregon Census Data Comparison Tool.