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ZIP Code 48208

Primary City:Detroit, MI (View All Cities)
County: Wayne County
Timezone: Eastern (2:27pm)
Area code: 313 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.35, -83.09
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 48208

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 48208. 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 48208. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 48208, 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

Stats and Demographics for the 48208 ZIP Code

ZIP code 48208 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 48208 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also an extremely small number of families and an extremely large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 48208 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 10,234
Population Density 3,236 people per sq mi
Housing Units 5,642
Median Home Value $63,900
Land Area 3.16 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,246
Median Household Income $20,386

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 36Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 35


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5373346719
5-9321294615
10-14290292582
15-19423391814
20-24396526922
25-29355378733
30-34280353633
35-39292312604
40-44347318665
45-49411403814
50-54489406895
55-59364331695
60-64266215481
65-69145139284
70-74109119228
75-7992109201
80-8456114170
85 Plus61118179

Gender

 Male 5,070 50%
 Female 5,164 50%
Gender

Race

 White 1,168 11.4%
 Black Or African American 8,590 83.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 56 0.5%
 Asian 40 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.0%
 Other Race 152 1.5%
 Two Or More Races 225 2.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2420302322
25-34125581706
35-44170532702
45-54277693970
55-64245470715
65-74156233389
75-84155148303
85 Plus8257139

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 444 10%
 Single Guardian 1,491 35%
 Singles 1,916 45%
 Singles With Roommate 395 9%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 3,067 72%
 Households with Kids 1,179 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
17364137
27668144
37976155
46063123
57659135
66853121
76151112
86557122
95174125
105665121
115255107
125958117
136952121
145462116
156065125
168159140
177591166
189582177
1911294206
2079113192

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 48208 has a large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 48208 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 48208 real estate data, the median home value of $63,900 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 48208. Rentals in 48208 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 48208 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 9,254 90.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 36 0.4%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 944 9.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 534 9%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 696 12%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,016 53%
 Households Vacant 1,396 25%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 535 38.3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 23 1.6%
 For Sale Only 42 3.0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 26 1.9%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 9 0.6%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 761 54.5%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 210 7%
 1 Bedroom 726 25%
 2 Bedroom 1,016 34%
 3+ Bedroom 993 34%
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 $20,386 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 48208 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 48208 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 48208 can expect to fall in that range. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,760 22%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,964 25%
 No Earnings 4,200 53%
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 1,760 22%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,964 25%
 No Earnings 4,200 53%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,316 76%
 Public transportation 303 10%
 Taxicab 35 1%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 276 9%
 Worked at Home 120 4%
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. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 921 29.0%
 High School Graduate 1,641 51.8%
 Associate's degree 174 5.5%
 Bachelor's degree 296 9.3%
 Master's degree 95 3.0%
 Professional school degree 29 0.9%
 Doctorate degree 15 0.5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,352 80%
 Enrolled in Private School 71 4%
 Not Enrolled in School 259 15%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 48208

ZIP Code 48208 is in the Detroit City School District. There are 9 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 48208.

Douglass Academy for Young Men
2001 West Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48208
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Detroit City School District
George Crockett Academy
4851 14th St
Detroit, MI 48208
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: George Crockett Academy
Burton International School
2001 Martin Luther King Jr. Bl
Detroit, MI 48208
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Detroit City School District
Catherine Ferguson Academy
2750 Selden St
Detroit, MI 48208
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Blanche Kelso Bruce Academy
Covenant House Academy Central
2959 Martin Luther King Jr Blv
Detroit, MI 48208
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Covenant House Academy Central
Detroit City West Side Academy for Leadership Deve
4701 McKinley
Detroit, MI 48208
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Detroit City School District
Northwestern High School
6050 Linwood St
Detroit, MI 48208
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Detroit City School District
Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School
2200 West Grand
Detroit, MI 48208
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Detroit City School District
Northwestern South Wing
2200 West Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48208
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Detroit City School District

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