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Statistics and Facts of Dearborn Michigan

History
The Dearborn area was first settled by Europeans in 1786. The village of Dearborn was established in 1836, named after patriot Henry Dearborn, a General in the American Revolution and Secretary of War under President Thomas Jefferson. Its origins as a city trace back to a January 1929 consolidation vote which established its present-day borders by merging Dearborn and neighboring Fordson (previously known as Springwells) which feared being absorbed into Detroit. The area between the two towns was, and still remains in part undeveloped. This, once farm land, was bought by Henry Ford who built his estate, Fair Lane, and Ford Motor Company World Headquarters on it. Later developments in this corridor were the Ford airport, (later converted to the Dearborn Proving Grounds), other Ford administrative and development facilities, The Henry Ford village and museum, the Henry Ford Centennial Library, Fairlane Town Center and the Dearborn Civic Center. Some of the land remains open as of 2005 and is planted with sunflowers and often in Henry Ford's favorite soybeans, presumably for property tax reduction purposes. The crops are never harvested.

Notable current & former residents
Brian Berris -- host of the radio show 'Wreckless Media Radio
Frankie Andreu -- professional cyclist
Paul Butcher - former NFL linebacker
Jim Cummins -- National Hockey League player
Gary Danielson -- quarterback for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League
William Dear -- director of the films Harry and the Hendersons (1987), Angels in the Outfield (1994), and Santa Who? (2000)
Chad Everett -- actor known for his role as Dr. Joe Gannon in the 1970s television drama Medical Center.
Henry Ford -- businessman, founder of Ford Motor Corporation, Henry Ford Hospital, and the Henry Ford Museum
Bill Freehan - Former Major League Baseball player
James Finn Garner -- author of Politically Correct Bedtime Stories and Apocalypse Wow
Russ Gibb -- disc jockey & teacher of video and media production at Dearborn High School, known for his role in the "Paul is dead" phenomenon
Orville L. Hubbard -- longest serving mayor of any American city at the time of his death
Elizabeth Jarosz, Divine Child High School Class of 1991 -- One of the candidates on season two of The Apprentice
John C. Kornblum -- U.S. Ambassador to Germany under President Bill Clinton, 1997-2001
Derek Lowe -- Major League Baseball pitcher
Bill McCartney -- college football coach and a founder of Promise Keepers
George Peppard -- Actor most recently known for portraying John "Hannibal" Smith on NBC's television series The A Team
Brian Rafalski -- National Hockey League player, 2002 & 2006 Olympic hockey team member
Bob Seger -- singer-songwriter of Turn the Page, Night Moves, and Like a Rock
Eddie Slovik -- only U.S. Army soldier executed for desertion since the American Civil War
Jim Snyder -- Major League Baseball player and manager
Anna Sui -- fashion designer
John Vigilante -- National Hockey League player
Windy & Carl - Ambient musicians

Population (year 2000): 97,775. Estimated population in July 2006: 92,382 (-5.5% change)
Males: 48,639 (49.7%)
Females: 49,136 (50.3%)

Wayne County

Median resident age: 34.5 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years

Zip codes: 48120, 48124, 48126, 48128.

Estimated median household income in 2005: $45,251 (it was $44,560 in 2000)
Dearborn $45,251
Michigan: $46,039

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $160,200 (it was $129,300 in 2000)
Dearborn $160,200
Michigan: $149,300

Median gross rent in 2005: $889.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2005: 17.8%

Ancestries: Arab (30.0%), German (13.7%), Polish (11.8%), Irish (9.4%), English (6.7%), Italian (6.4%).

Land area: 24.4 square miles. Population density: 3848 people per square mile (average).

For population 25 years and over in Dearborn
High school or higher: 78.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.4%
Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
Unemployed: 5.3%

Mean travel time to work: 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dearborn city
Never married: 26.0%
Now married: 55.7%
Separated: 1.1%
Widowed: 8.9%
Divorced: 8.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2005: $2,803 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2005: $2,661 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (9.3 miles, pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (308.4 miles, pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Melvindale, MI (3.3 miles), Allen Park, MI (4.2 miles), Dearborn Heights, MI (4.9 miles), Lincoln Park, MI (5.5 miles), River Rouge, MI (6.4 miles), Ecorse, MI (6.5 miles), Taylor, MI (6.6 miles), Inkster, MI (6.9 miles).

Latitude: 42.31 N, Longitude: 83.22 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +50,065 (+51.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 13,893 (36.7%)

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in 2006: 203 (191 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here: 2.04
US city average: 3.00

Hospital/medical center in Dearborn:
OAKWOOD HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER (18101 OAKWOOD BLVD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Dearborn:
KINDRED HOSPITAL - DETROIT (about 6 miles; LINCOLN PARK, MI)
OAKWOOD HERITAGE HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; TAYLOR, MI)
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN (about 7 miles; DETROIT, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dearborn:
DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 13 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DTW)
DETROIT CITY (about 17 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DET)
WILLOW RUN (about 22 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: YIP)

Other public-use airports nearest to Dearborn:
COBO HALL (about 13 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: 84G)
OAKLAND/TROY (about 16 miles; TROY, MI; ID: 7D2)
CANTON-PLYMOUTH-METTETAL (about 17 miles; PLYMOUTH, MI; ID: 1D2)

Amtrak stations:
GREENFIELD VILLAGE (20900 OAKWOOD BLVD.)
DEARBORN (16121 MICHIGAN AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Local government website: www.cityofdearborn.org

Colleges/Universities in Dearborn:
HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 6,572; Location: 5101 EVERGREEN RD; Public; Website: www.hfcc.net)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DEARBORN (FT enrollment: 5,574; Location: 4901 EVERGREEN RD; Public; Website: www.umd.umich.edu/; Offers Master's degree)
DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY-EASTERN REGION-DEARBORN (FT enrollment: 2,247; Location: 4801 OAKMAN BLVD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: davenport.edu; Offers Master's degree)
DETROIT BARBER COLLEGE INC (FT enrollment: 24; Location: 13901 MICHIGAN AVE; Private, for-profit)
TRAVEL TRAINING CENTER INC DBA TTC-THE TRNG CTR (Location: 5003 SCHAEFER RD; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Dearborn:
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 7 miles; DETROIT, MI; Full-time enrollment: 20,389)
MARYGROVE COLLEGE (about 7 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 5,301)
WAYNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 7 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 4,414)
UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY (about 7 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 4,119)
LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; SOUTHFIELD, MI; FT enrollment: 2,479)
MADONNA UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 2,431)
SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE (about 14 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 4,780)

Public high schools in Dearborn:
FORDSON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,237; Location: 13800 FORD ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
DEARBORN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,644; Location: 19501 OUTER DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
EDSEL FORD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,452; Location: 20601 ROTUNDA DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
HENRY FORD ACADEMY (Students: 437; Location: 20900 OAKWOOD BOULEVARD; Grades: 09 - 12)
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY (Students: 389; Location: 7265 CALHOUN STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)

Private high schools in Dearborn:
DIVINE CHILD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 860; Location: 1001 NORTH SILVERY LANE; Grades: 9 - 12)
ST ALPHONSUS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 170; Location: 7265 CALHOUN AVENUE; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Dearborn:
WOODWORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 893; Location: 4951 TERNES STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
STOUT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 855; Location: 18500 OAKWOOD BOULEVARD; Grades: 06 - 08)
BRYANT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 811; Location: 460 N. VERNON STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
HENRY FORD SCHOOL (Students: 773; Location: 16140 DRISCOLL STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 757; Location: 23851 YALE STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
LOWREY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 688; Location: 6601 JONATHON STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
MAPLES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 676; Location: 6801 MEAD STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
WEST VILLAGE ACADEMY (Students: 640; Location: 3530 WESTWOOD; Grades: KG - 08)
WILLIAM FORD SCHOOL (Students: 599; Location: 14749 ALBER STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
LOWREY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 571; Location: 6601 JONATHON STREET; Grades: PK - 05)

Private elementary/middle schools in Dearborn:
DIVINE CHILD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 800; Location: 25001 HERBERT WEIER DR; Grades: 1 - 8)
SACRED HEART ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 441; Location: 22513 GARRISON; Grades: KG - 8)
GUARDIAN LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 329; Location: 24544 CHERRY HILL; Grades: PK - 8)
AMERICAN ISLAMIC ACADEMY (Students: 313; Location: 6053 CHASE ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
ST ALPHONSUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 228; Location: 7230 SCHAEFER AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
MUSLIM AMERICAN YOUTH ACAD (Students: 200; Location: 19500 FORD ROAD; Grades: PK - 6)
EMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 183; Location: 22425 MORLEY; Grades: PK - 8)
DEARBORN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 153; Location: 21360 DONALDSON; Grades: PK - 8)
ATONEMENT LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 44; Location: 6961 MEAD; Grades: KG - 8)
KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTERS (Students: 17; Location: 4900 EVERGREEN RD; Grades: KG - KG)

Library in Dearborn:
DEARBORN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,460,653; Location: 16301 MICHIGAN AVENUE; 231,850 books; 20,197 audio materials; 17,796 video materials; 822 serial subscriptions)

Average household size:
This city: 2.6 people
Michigan: 2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city: 64.9%
Whole state: 68.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city: 2.9%
Whole state: 5.3%

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