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ZIP Code 48215

Primary City:Detroit, MI (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Detroit
County: Wayne County
Timezone: Eastern (8:34am)
Area code: 313 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.38, -82.95
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 48215

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 48215. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 48215. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 48215, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Detroit, MI
Acceptable:
Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Park

Stats and Demographics for the 48215 ZIP Code

ZIP code 48215 is located in southeast Michigan and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 48215 are primarily black or African American. The number of middle aged adults is large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 48215 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 13,565
Population Density 3,380 people per sq mi
Housing Units 7,177
Median Home Value $44,700
Land Area 4.01 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 5,259
Median Household Income $20,101

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 35Female Median Age: 39

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male4724235016684463512983454194274994623632591541107459
Female444452469603502405376445442463545546467329250193144160
Total9168759701,2719487566747908618901,0441,008830588404303218219

Gender

 Male 6,330 47%
 Female 7,235 53%
Gender

Race

 White 720 5.3%
 Black Or African American 12,457 91.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 48 0.4%
 Asian 48 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 21 0.2%
 Two Or More Races 270 2.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2613330045865046625991
Renter19551053860954828014155
Total2216438381,0671,198746400146

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 924 18%
 Single Guardian 2,110 40%
 Singles 1,932 37%
 Singles With Roommate 293 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 3,592 68%
 Households with Kids 1,667 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male9696948982749886838610296105112120129154120145121
Female98978875857783931149699821078588119130133133120
Total194193182164167151181179197182201178212197208248284253278241

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 48215 has a large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 48215 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 48215 real estate data, the median home value of $44,700 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 48215 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 48215 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 48215 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 13,169 97.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 46 0.3%
 Nursing Facilities 115 0.8%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 235 1.7%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,313 18%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,070 15%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,876 40%
 Households Vacant 1,918 27%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 479 25%
 Rented & Unoccupied 22 1%
 For Sale Only 68 4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 136 7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 18 1%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 1,195 62%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 83 3%
 1 Bedroom 567 21%
 2 Bedroom 878 33%
 3+ Bedroom 1,163 43%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $20,101 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 48215 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. ZIP code 48215 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 48215 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,972 20%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,315 23%
 No Earnings 5,766 57%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,972 20%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,315 23%
 No Earnings 5,766 57%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,417 79%
 Public transportation 355 12%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 120 4%
 Worked at Home 155 5%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 891 24.1%
 High School Graduate 2,237 60.5%
 Associate's degree 267 7.2%
 Bachelor's degree 207 5.6%
 Master's degree 74 2.0%
 Professional school degree 12 0.3%
 Doctorate degree 8 0.2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,725 81%
 Enrolled in Private School 204 6%
 Not Enrolled in School 450 13%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 48215

ZIP Code 48215 is in the Blanche Kelso Bruce Academy. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 48215.

Blanche Kelso Bruce Academy-Wolverine
2629 Lenox St
Detroit, MI 48215
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Blanche Kelso Bruce Academy
Blanche Kelso Bruce Academy-Victor'S
1200 Alter Rd
Detroit, MI 48215
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Blanche Kelso Bruce Academy
Wolverine Academy (sda)
2629 Lenox
Detroit, MI 48215
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Wolverine Academy (Sda)
Detroit Merit Charter Academy
1091 Alter Rd
Detroit, MI 48215
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Detroit Merit Charter Academy
University Yes Academy East
4401 Conner St
Detroit, MI 48215
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: University Yes Academy East
Carstens Elementary-Middle School
13000 Essex Ave
Detroit, MI 48215
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Detroit City School District
Finney High School
4180 Marlborough St
Detroit, MI 48215
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Detroit City School District

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