Midtown

A general mixed-use community area of neighborhoods containing successive waves of development.

Welcome to Midtown

Midtown Detroit is a commercial and residential district located along the east and west sides of Woodward Avenue, north of Downtown Detroit and south of the New Center area. The area includes several historic districts. In addition, it contains a residential area of some 14,550 people and covers 2.09 sq mi. The community area of neighborhoods is bounded by the Chrysler Freeway (I-75) on the east, the Lodge Freeway (M-10) on the west, the Edsel Ford Freeway (I-94) on the north, and the Fisher Freeway (I-75) on the south.
 

Overview

The Midtown area is a general mixed-use community area of neighborhoods containing successive waves of development that have transformed the area multiple times since it was first platted. The neighborhoods are dominated by the thoroughfare of Woodward Avenue, which runs north and south through the heart of Midtown. This neighborhood was previously known as Cass Corridor and many Detroiters continue to refer to it as such.
 
Woodward Avenue, running north and south through the center of the neighborhood, is primarily inhabited by commercial businesses, public-oriented/cultural institutions, and religious buildings. The heart of the cultural center (the Detroit Public Library and the Detroit Institute of Arts) is located directly on Woodward in the northern part of Midtown.
 
The north part of Midtown west of Woodward Avenue is dominated by Wayne State University, whose campus subsumes nearly the entire northwest portion of Midtown north of Warren Avenue and west of Woodward. Wayne State University's campus covers 203 acres (0.82 km2) in the northwestern section of Midtown. Wayne's campus is irregular, and parts extend south of Warren (notably Old Main) and north of I-94, out of Midtown and into the New Center neighborhood. Additionally, Wayne's athletic facilities are west of the Lodge Freeway. Wayne is one of Michigan's three research institutions and serves over 32,000 students.

Overview for Midtown, MI

14,930 people live in Midtown, where the median age is 31.8 and the average individual income is $26,613. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,930

Total Population

31.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$26,613

Average individual Income

Around Midtown, MI

There's plenty to do around Midtown, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
95
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
65
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Rocketfuel Nutrition, Peet's Coffee, and Esto's Garage.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.95 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.41 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.31 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.93 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.64 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.56 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Midtown, MI

Midtown has 7,741 households, with an average household size of 1.72. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Midtown do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,930 people call Midtown home. The population density is 7,877.87 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,930

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

31.8

Median Age

51.7 / 48.3%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
7,741

Total Households

1.72

Average Household Size

$26,613

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Midtown, MI

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The following schools are within or nearby Midtown. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Capstone Academy Charter School SDA South Campus
PUBLIC
4th - 12th
No rating available
Spain ElementaryMiddle School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Edmonson Montessori
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
Cass Technical High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Detroit School of Arts
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Crockett Midtown High School of Science and Medicine
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available

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