Detroit is the largest city in Michigan. It is also the seat of Wayne County. The Metro Detroit area is a major metropolitan statistical area, with a sprawling population of 4,467,592 as of 2007. Detroit lies on the Detroit River, which makes it a major port city. The city area encompasses 143 square miles, with 4.2 square miles of the total as water.
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The city has an estimated population of 916,952, according to a 2007 census. It has a population density of 6,856 per square mile. Detroit's racial makeup is 81.6% African American, 12.3% Caucasian, 5% Hispanic, 1% Asian American, .3% Native American, .03% Pacific Islander and 2.5% other. 2.3% of the population is of two or more races, and 4.8% is foreign-born.
Detroit's health insurance and life insurance depends on the medical care available. There are over a dozen major hospitals in the area, which include the Detroit Medical Center, St. John Health System, Henry Ford Health System, and the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center. There are also more than half a dozen Level I trauma centers in the area.
Auto and home insurance depend on Detroit's crime rates. The city has the 6th highest number of violent crimes (2006), but crime rates have been declining in recent decades. About 65 to 70 percent of homicides in the city were narcotic induced, according to a 2007 analysis.