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City of Warren

  •   State: 
    Macomb County
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    42°29′31″N 83°01′26″W
      Area total: 
    34.43 sq mi (89.18 km²)
      Area land: 
    34.38 sq mi (89.04 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.06 sq mi (0.15 km²)
    627 ft (191 m)
    1830; Settled 1830; Incorporated 1893 (village) 1957 (city)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
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    Warren, Macomb County, Michigan, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    4,054.66 residents per square mile of area (1,565.52/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Warren is a city in Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The 2020 Census places the city's population at 139,387. It is the third largest city in Michigan, and Metro Detroit's largest suburb. The current mayor is James Fouts, who was elected to his first mayoral term in November 2007. The city is home to a wide variety of businesses, including General Motors Technical Center, the United States Army Detroit Arsenal, and the headquarters of Big Boy Restaurants International. The Red Run and Bear Creek, just small creeks back in the 1800s, has blossomed into an open major inter-county stormdrain flowing through Warren, into the Clinton River, and onwards to Lake St. Clair. Other cities bordering on Warren are Hazel Park, Sterling Heights, Madison Heights, and Eastpointe. Warren is ranked 7th in Forbes' Most Miserable Cities to Live in the US; joining two other Michigan cities, Detroit and Flint, in the Top 10. It was named for War of 1812 veteran, and frontier cleric, Rev. Abel Warren, but the township was originally named for Rev. Warren who was a Methodist Episcopal preacher who left his native New York in 1824 for Shelby Township. It has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfa) with temperatures exceeding 90 °F (32 °C) The city covers a six-mile-by-six mile (10 km x 10 km x10 km) area, which is a small enclosed city totally enclosed within Warren.


Beebe's Corners, the original settlement in what would become the city of Warren, was founded in 1830. It was named for War of 1812 veteran, and frontier cleric, Rev. Abel Warren. Between 1950 and 1960, Warren's population soared from 42,653 to 89,426. This population explosion was largely fueled by the post-WWII Baby Boom and later, by white flight from its southern neighbor of Detroit in that decade. In the 1970s, the city's population doubled again, ultimately reaching a high of 179,000 in 1970. The Village of Warren and most of the surrounding Township of Warren incorporated as a city in 1957. The current mayor is James Fouts. Mayoral elections are currently non-partisan. Warren is ranked 7th in Forbes' Most Miserable Cities to Live in the US; joining two other Michigan cities, Detroit and Flint, in the Top 10. The following is a list of the previous mayors of the city, with the current mayor at the top of the list. For confidential support call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch, or see For support in the U.S., call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255. For help in the UK, call the Salvation Army on 08458 90 90 or visit or the


Warren is an inner-ring suburb of Detroit. The city covers a six-mile-by-six mile (10 km x 10 km) square in the southwest corner of Macomb County in suburban Detroit. Warren shares its entire southern border with the northern border of the Detroit city limits. Other cities bordering on Warren are Hazel Park, Madison Heights, Sterling Heights, Fraser, Roseville, and Eastpointe. Warren features a humid continental climate (Köppen: Dfa). Summers are somewhat hot with temperatures exceeding 90 °F (32 °C) on average 8.6 days. Winters are cold, with temperatures not rising above freezing on 39.1 days annually, while dropping to or below 0 °C on average 1.2 days a year. I-696 cuts east and west through the middle of Warren. M-102 more commonly known as 8 Mile Road or more esoterically as Base Line Road is the city's south border. Mound Road is an important northsouth artery in the city. East-west travel is mainly on the mile roads. Most notable are 8 Mile road, which is on the southern border of Warren with Detroit; 11 Mile Road, which serves as a service drive for I-695, and 14 Mile Road. It comes north from Detroit, and is a fast and wide diagonal connector to northern Macomb county. It is also known as Groesbeck Highway named for former Governor Alex Groes Beck is near the eastern edge ofWarren.


There were 55,551 households, out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.05. 16.1% of Warren's population was 65 or older at the last census, tied for fifth with Hollywood, Florida among cities with 100,000+ population. The population declined by 10% during each of the next two decades (1980: 161,060; 1990: 144,864), and dropped by 4.6% between 1990 and 2000. For 2000, the non-Hispanic white population of Warren was 90.4% of the total population. Warren is ranked 1st in the nation for longevity of residence. Residents of Warren on average have lived in that community for 35.5 years, compared to the national average of eight years for communities of 100-plus people. In the 2010 census there were 1,026 Filipinos in Warren, as well as 1,145 Asian Indians in the city, and 1,559 American Indians. Many of the American Indians in Warren originated in the Southern United States with 429 Cherokee and 66 Lumbee. Warren remains a population center for people of Ukrainian, Polish, Lebanese, Albanian, Filipino, Scots-Irish, Maltese and Assyrian/Chaldean descent. The city's age distribution was 22.9% under 18, 7.6%" from 18 to 24, 30.8%" from 25 to 44, 21.4%" from 45 to 64, and 17.3%" from 65 and older.


Warren is home to several companies, including Big Boy Restaurants. The city's 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report says the top five employers in the city are: Big Boy, Warren University, Warren State University, University of Warren and Warren University. Warren University is located in Warren's central business district. The top employers in Warren are Big Boy and Warren State, according to the city's financial report.Warren University is based in Warren and has a campus in the central part of the city. The university has a satellite campus in Warren, New Hampshire, which opened in 2010. The campus is located on the former site of the Warren High School. It is now home to the Warren University School of Medicine and the Warren School of Pharmacy, which was founded in the late 1800s. The University ofWarren also has a branch in Warren that opened in the early 1900s, which is now called the Warren College of Medicine. The school has been a major employer in Warren since the early 20th century. It has been named a top employer in the state since the 1950s, with a workforce of more than 3,000. The state's top employers are Warren University and Warren College. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has a presence in Warren as well, with more than 1,000 employees. The City of Warren has a population of about 2,000 people, and the city has a GDP of about $1.2 billion. The number of people employed by businesses in Warren is more than $100 million.

Government and infrastructure

The City of Warren established a Christian prayer station at city hall that is operated by the Pentecostal Tabernacle Church of Warren. Douglas Marshall requested establishing a reason station. Mayor James R. Fouts refused to grant Marshall's request based, in part, on the claim that the station would disrupt those using the prayer station. The American Civil Liberties Union, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and Freedom from Religion Foundation jointly filed a complaint against the city. In 2015 there was a $100,000 judgment against theCity of Warren for denying Marshall the right to establish his atheist station.The United States Postal Service operates the Warren Post Office. The Warren municipal government is composed of a Mayor, City Council, Clerk, and different boards and commissions. There is no federal representation in Warren, but the city does have a representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. The city has a mayor and city council, and a clerk. There are no federal representatives in Warren but there is a representative for the city in the United States Senate. The mayor and City Council have the power to appoint a city council member, and the city clerk has the authority to appoint the city's city clerk. The City has a city manager and a city attorney, and there is an assistant city attorney and a deputy city attorney. It has a police force and a fire department, and it has a fire marshal and a code enforcement officer. It also has a building inspector and a building code inspector.


Southeast Warren consists of the Belangers Garden, Berkshire Manor, Piper Van Dyke, Warrendale, and the southern portion of Warren Woods. Southwest Warren is made up of the Beierman Farms and Fitzgerald neighborhoods. Northwest Warren/Warren Con is made of the western portion of the Warren Con neighborhood and the eastern portion of Northampton Square. Northeast Warren includes the Bear Creek, Bella Vista Estates, Downtown, Fairlane Estates and Lorraine neighborhoods. The neighborhood's median household income in 2009 was $48,806. The per capita income was $27,914. The median income for a family of four in Northeast Warren is $55,102. The average household income is $40,311. The typical family income in Southeast Warren is about $50,000. It is estimated that the average family income for the entire city is $60,500. The city has a population of 45,492. It has a median income of $35,136, and a per capitaincome of $25,334. The population of Southwest Warren was 30,876 in 2009. The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 70.14% White, 15.50% African-American, 2.27% Asian, 0.38% Native American, and 6.80% of other races. The percentage of Hispanic or Latino of any race was 1.84%. The neighborhood population of Northeast Warren was 24,997 in 2009, and its racial makeup was 81.98% White.


Warren is served by six public school districts. Public schools include Center Line, Eastpointe, Fitzgerald, Van Dyke, and Woods. Private schools include Crown of Life Lutheran School and Mary Help of Christians Academy. Warren has one main library and three branches. The Civic Center Library is located on the ground floor of the city hall. The Arthur Miller Branch is inside the Warren Community Center. The three branch libraries were closed on July 1, 2010. On August 3, 2010, the Library Millage was approved; as such, these branch libraries reopened later that August. Warren is home to the Warren Center for Central Michigan University. Warren also has the Wayne State University's Advanced Technology Education Center. It is also home to UPA Middle School and the Warren High School for Science and Technology. It also has a number of charter schools, including Michigan Collegiate High School (MCHS) and De La Salle Collegiate School (DLS), as well as other private schools. The Warren Public Library consists of a main library, three branches, and a private library. It has a total of seven branches. It was established in 1872. It opened in 1874. It covers the area of Warren, Michigan, and the surrounding counties. It closed in 1998. It reopened in 2010. It now has a main and three branch library. The library is located in the city's Civic Center, along with the Arthur Miller and the Maybelle Burnette Branch. The other two branches are inside the community center and the Dorothy Busch Branch, which was closed in 2009.

Health care

The headquarters of the St. John Providence Health System are in Warren. The health system is one of the largest in the United States. The system has more than 2,000 employees. It is the largest health system of its kind in the U.S., according to a report by the American Hospital Association. The hospital system has been in operation for more than 100 years, according to the report.


The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit operates Catholic Churches. Our Lady of Grace Vietnamese Parish (Vietnamese: Gx c M Ban n Lành) is in Warren. Other parishes include: St. Faustina Parish, St. Louise de Marillac Parish, and St. Mark Parish. St. Mary-Our Lady Queen of Families Parish (St. Dorothy Site) was formed by the 2007 merger of Ascension Parish,St. Clement Parish, St. Leonard of Port Maurice Parish, and St Teresa of Avila Parish. The first building opened in 1943. The current building was built in 2011. The parish was previously in Eastpointe, but moved to Warren in 2011 when it merged with St. Cletus Church, which had a declining parishioner base and could not find enough priests to staff the facility. The new building was completed in 2012. The last building was opened in 2013. The archdiocese operates Catholic churches across the city of Detroit and in Wayne County. It also operates a number of other parishes in the suburbs of Detroit, including Dearborn, Detroit, and Dearborn Heights. It is the largest Catholic church district in the state of Michigan, with a population of more than 1.2 million people. It has a total of seven churches. The Archdiocesan Diocese is based in Detroit and covers parts of Wayne, Macomb, Macon, and Wayne counties, as well as Wayne and Macon- Orion counties.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Warren, Macomb County, Michigan = 21. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 47. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 60. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Warren = 3.2 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 139,387 individuals with a median age of 40.2 age the population dropped by -3.46% in Warren, Macomb County, Michigan population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 4,054.66 residents per square mile of area (1,565.52/km²). There are average 2.37 people per household in the 55,905 households with an average household income of $44,884 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 20.00% of the available work force and has dropped -10.42% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by -0.84%. The number of physicians in Warren per 100,000 population = 145.2.


The annual rainfall in Warren = 29.7 inches and the annual snowfall = 32.9 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 126. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 181. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 19.5 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 52, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Warren, Macomb County, Michigan which are owned by the occupant = 77.44%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 44 years with median home cost = $71,180 and home appreciation of -20.25%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $13.13 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,453 per student. There are 20.4 students for each teacher in the school, 648 students for each Librarian and 563 students for each Counselor. 6.43% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 9.36% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.86% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Warren's population in Macomb County, Michigan of 1,026 residents in 1900 has increased 135,85-fold to 139,387 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.04% female residents and 48.96% male residents live in Warren, Macomb County, Michigan.

    As of 2020 in Warren, Macomb County, Michigan are married and the remaining 46.51% are single population.

  • 25.9 minutes is the average time that residents in Warren require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    87.44% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.03% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.68% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.33% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Warren, Macomb County, Michigan, 77.44% are owner-occupied homes, another 18.85% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.71% are vacant.

  • The 42.62% of the population in Warren, Macomb County, Michigan who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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