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Dearborn, Michigan

Dearborn is a city located in Wayne County, Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 97,775.

During the 2003 Iraq war, the city came in public focus because Dearborn and the surrounding area is home to the largest population of Arab-Americans within the US.

Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 63.3 km² (24.5 mi²). 63.1 km² (24.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.37% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 97,775 people, 36,770 households, and 23,863 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,549.7/km² (4,013.2/mi²). There are 38,981 housing units at an average density of 617.8/km² (1,600.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 86.86% White, 1.28% African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.47% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 9.38% from two or more races. 3.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 36,770 households out of which 31.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% are married couples living together, 9.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% are non-families. 30.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.65 and the average family size is 3.42.

In the city the population is spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $44,560, and the median income for a family is $53,060. Males have a median income of $45,114 versus $33,872 for females. The per capita income for the city is $21,488. 16.1% of the population and 12.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 24.4% are under the age of 18 and 7.6% are 65 or older.



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