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Ecorse, Michigan

Ecorse is a city located in Wayne County, Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 11,229.


\nAccording to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.4 km² (3.6 mi²). 7.0 km² (2.7 mi²) of it is land and 2.4 km² (0.9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 25.69% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 11,229 people, 4,339 households, and 2,733 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,611.7/km² (4,175.1/mi²). There are 4,861 housing units at an average density of 697.7/km² (1,807.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 52.18% White, 40.56% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.36% from other races, and 3.05% from two or more races. 8.94% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 4,339 households out of which 30.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.0% are married couples living together, 25.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% are non-families. 31.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.58 and the average family size is 3.23. In the city the population is spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.3 males. The median income for a household in the city is $27,142, and the median income for a family is $32,374. Males have a median income of $33,915 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,468. 22.6% of the population and 17.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 34.2% are under the age of 18 and 12.2% are 65 or older.