Statistics and Facts of Wixom Michigan
The settlement of Wixom dates back to the 1830s. The establishment of Wixom as a place started in the early 1870s when the Holly, Wayne and Monroe Railroad was constructed through the area. Willard Wixom platted land on either side of the railroad near the Novi and Commerce Township border. The construction of a railroad depot and the naming of the area as Wixom fixed Wixom as a destination.
The village of Wixom was incorporated in the 1950s following the announcement of plans to construct the Wixom Assembly Plant in Novi Township. Prior to that time, Wixom was an unincorporated place. The village borders included portions of both Novi and Commerce Townships. Efforts by the remainder of Novi Township to incorporate as a village prompted the newly established village of Wixom to incorporate as a city. The city largely follows the borders of the village although a small area of parkland on the north side of the City was annexed from Commerce Township in the 1970s.
Population (year 2000): 13,263. Estimated population in July 2006: 13,568 (+2.3% change)
Males: 6,933 (52.3%)
Females: 6,330 (47.7%)
Median resident age: 30.3 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years
Zip codes: 48393.
Estimated median household income in 2005: $45,800 (it was $44,320 in 2000)
Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $245,900 (it was $195,000 in 2000)
Ancestries: German (23.0%), Irish (15.4%), Polish (11.3%), English (10.5%), Italian (7.1%), French (5.9%).
Elevation: 930 feet
Land area: 9.34 square miles. Population density: 1432 people per square mile (low).
For population 25 years and over in Wixom
High school or higher: 93.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.1%
Graduate or professional degree: 11.7%
Mean travel time to work: 27.1 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Wixom city
Never married: 34.3%
Now married: 51.0%
1,347 residents are foreign born.
This city: 10.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Wixom: 1.3% ($2,571)
Michigan: 1.3% ($1,461)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: West Bloomfield Township, MI (10.8 miles, pop. 64,862).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (31.3 miles, pop. 951,270).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (288.8 miles, pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Wolverine Lake, MI (3.3 miles), Walled Lake, MI (4.1 miles), Novi, MI (5.3 miles), Milford, MI (5.9 miles), Northville, MI (7.6 miles), South Lyon, MI (9.4 miles), West Bloomfield Township, MI (10.8 miles), Orchard Lake Village, MI (11.1 miles).
Latitude: 42.53 N, Longitude: 83.53 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,968 (+37.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,223 (15.8%)
Area code commonly used in this area: 248
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in 2006: 25 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here: 1.57
US city average: 3.00
Hospitals/medical centers near Wixom:
HURON VALLEY-SINAI HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; COMMERCE, MI)
NORTHVILLE REGIONAL PSYCHIATRIC HOSP (about 8 miles; NORTHVILLE, MI)
ST MARY MERCY HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; LIVONIA, MI)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wixom:
OAKLAND COUNTY INTERNATIONAL (about 12 miles; PONTIAC, MI; ID: PTK)
WILLOW RUN (about 21 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: YIP)
DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 27 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DTW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wixom:
OAKLAND SOUTHWEST (about 7 miles; NEW HUDSON, MI; ID: Y47)
CANTON-PLYMOUTH-METTETAL (about 14 miles; PLYMOUTH, MI; ID: 1D2)
BRIGHTON (about 17 miles; BRIGHTON, MI; ID: 45G)
Amtrak station near Wixom:
19 miles: PONTIAC (1600 WIDE TRACK DR.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
Local government website: www.ci.wixom.mi.us
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wixom:
SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE (about 14 miles; LIVONIA, MI; Full-time enrollment: 4,780)
MADONNA UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 2,431)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-ANN ARBOR (about 21 miles; ANN ARBOR, MI; FT enrollment: 35,684)
OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-BLOOMFIELD HILLS CAMPUS (about 22 miles; BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI; FT enrollment: 11,634)
LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; SOUTHFIELD, MI; FT enrollment: 2,479)
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; YPSILANTI, MI; FT enrollment: 17,476)
HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 6,572)
Private high school in Wixom:
WIXOM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 131; Location: 620 N WIXOM ROAD; Grades: KG - 12)
Public elementary/middle schools in Wixom:
SARAH G. BANKS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 926; Location: 1760 CHARMS ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
WIXOM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 553; Location: 301 N. WIXOM ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
LOON LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 476; Location: 2151 LOON LAKE ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
OAKLAND TECHNICAL CENTER--SW (Location: 1000 BECK ROAD; Grades: UG - UG)
Library in Wixom:
WIXOM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $429,426; Location: 49015 PONTIAC TRAIL; 35,001 books; 1,539 audio materials; 1,252 video materials; 140 serial subscriptions)
Average household size:
This city: 2.2 people
Michigan: 2.6 people
Percentage of family households:
This city: 53.5%
Whole state: 68.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city: 7.4%
Whole state: 5.3%
Residents with income below the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 5.4%
Whole state: 10.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 2.4%
Whole state: 4.8%