Advertising in Detroit


Detroit was founded in 1701 by a French explorer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac. Upon the construction of the freeway system during the 1950’s and 1960’s, it became a significant metropolitan area. The city’s population has continued to decline the past two decades due to its weakened economy. However, the downtown area continues to attract people with its many casinos, stadiums, and plans to revitalize the riverfront area. Detroit has two frequently used nicknames: the Motor City for its automotive manufacturing, and Motown for its reputation as a pioneer in the music industry.

  • Estimated Population :673,104
  • Foreign born :5.50%
  • Language other than English spoken at home :10.50%
  • High school graduates :79.00%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher :13.80%
  • Median Household income :$26,249
  • Per Capita income :$15,562
  • Population per sq. mile :5,144
  • White :13.60%,Black or African :79.70%,American Indian :0.40%,Asian :1.40%,Others :5.50%

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Events in Detroit


January
  • North American International Auto Show
  • Plymouth Ice Festival
  • Ann Arbor Folk Festival
February
  • Detroit Boat Show
  • Oudoorama
  • Autorama
March
  • MetroTimes Blowout
  • Michigan Home & Garden Show
April
  • Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress
  • Detroit Tigers Opening Day at Comerica Park
  • Detroit Music Awards
May
  • Downtown Hoedown
  • Selfridge Air Show
  • Motor City Music Conference
June
  • Detroit Festival of the Arts
  • Art in the Park (Taylor)
  • Belleville National Strawberry Festival
July
  • Art in the Park (Plymouth)
  • Michigan Elvisfest
  • Common Ground Music Festival
August
  • Great Lakes Folk Festival
  • Michigan Renaissance Festival
  • Woodward Dream Cruise
  • Fash Bash
September
  • Detroit Jazz Fest
  • Art & Apples Festival
  • Northville Heritage Festival
October
  • Detroit Free Press / Talmer Bank Marathon
  • International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum Induction and Awards
November
  • Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk
  • Turkey Trot & Mash Potato Mile
  • America's Thanksgiving Parade
December
  • Noel Night
  • Breakfast with Santa at the Zoo
  • Radio City Spectacular

Business & Education in Detroit


  • The city is home to three Fortune 500 companies. They are General Motors, Ally Financial, and DTE Energy. Other companies of note headquartered in Detroit include Avis Rent a Car System, BlueCross & BlueShield of Michigan, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Hummer, Kmart, Little Caesars, Pontiac, Quicken Loans, and Saturn Corporation.
  • There is one public university located within the city limits: Wayne State University (WSU). Private colleges in the city include University of Detroit Mercy (UDM), and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.