Detroit, Michigan
City of Detroit
From top to bottom, left to right: Downtown Detroit skyline and the Detroit River, Fox Theatre, Dorothy H. Turkel House in Palmer Woods, Belle Isle Conservatory, The Spirit of Detroit, Fisher Building, Eastern Market, Old Main at Wayne State University, Ambassador Bridge, and the Detroit Institute of Arts
Flag of Detroit, Michigan
Official seal of Detroit, Michigan
Official logo of Detroit, Michigan
Etymology: Frenchdétroit (strait)
Nickname(s): The Motor City, Motown, Renaissance City, City of the Straits, The D, Hockeytown, The Automotive Capital of the World, Rock City, The 313, The Arsenal of Democracy, The Town That Put The World on Wheels, Tigertown, The Big D
Motto(s): Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus
(Latin: We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes)
Location of Detroit in Wayne County and the U.S. state of Michigan.
Location of Detroit in Wayne County and the U.S. state of Michigan.
Detroit is located in Michigan
Location in Michigan and the contiguous United States
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Coordinates: 42°19′53″N 83°02′45″WCoordinates42°19′53″N 83°02′45″W[1]
Country United States of America
State Michigan
County Wayne
FoundedJuly 24, 1701
IncorporatedSeptember 13, 1806
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • BodyDetroit City Council
 • MayorMike Duggan (D)
 • City Council
 • City142.87 sq mi (370.03 km2)
 • Land138.75 sq mi (359.36 km2)
 • Water4.12 sq mi (10.67 km2)
 • Urban1,295 sq mi (3,350 km2)
 • Metro3,913 sq mi (10,130 km2)
Elevation[1]600 ft (200 m)
Population (2010)[3][4]
 • City713,777
 • Estimate (2017)[5]673,104
 • RankU.S.: 23rd
 • Density5,000/sq mi (1,900/km2)
 • Urban3,734,090 (US: 11th)
 • Metro4,292,060 (US: 14th)
 • CSA5,311,449 (US: 12th)
Time zoneEST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−4)
ZIP codes48201-48202, 48204-11, 48213-17, 48219, 48221-24, 48226-28, 48231-35, 48238, 48242-44, 48255, 48260, 48264-69, 48272, 48275, 48277-79, 48288
Area code313
FIPS code26-22000
GNIS feature ID1617959[1]