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Statistics and Facts of Dearborn Heights Michigan

Background
Dearborn Heights was incorporated from the two discontinuious sections of Dearborn Township and a quarter-mile connecting strip of land from the village of Inkster. Incorporation petitions were filed on Friday, March 4, 1960, while Inkster officials delivered their petitions for incorporation on Monday, March 7, 1960. The residents approved Dearborn Heights incorporation on an election held June 20, 1960, which is the official date of incorporation. Inkster filed a lawsuit that was not finally resolved until the Michigan Supreme Court handed down a decision favorable to Dearborn Heights on April 8, 1963.

Population (year 2000): 58,264. Estimated population in July 2006: 55,278 (-5.1% change)
Males: 28,106 (48.2%)
Females: 30,158 (51.8%)

Wayne County

Median resident age: 38.9 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years

Zip codes: 48125, 48127.

Estimated median household income in 2005: $48,300 (it was $48,222 in 2000)
Dearborn Heights $48,300
Michigan: $46,039

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $151,500 (it was $110,800 in 2000)
Dearborn Heights $151,500
Michigan: $149,300

Ancestries: Polish (20.7%), German (15.8%), Irish (12.3%), Italian (8.4%), Arab (7.9%), English (7.1%).

Land area: 11.7 square miles. Population density: 4776 people per square mile (average).

For population 25 years and over in Dearborn Heights
High school or higher: 79.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
Unemployed: 4.8%

Mean travel time to work: 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dearborn Heights city
Never married: 24.0%
Now married: 55.7%
Separated: 0.9%
Widowed: 9.5%
Divorced: 9.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Dearborn Heights: 1.6% ($1,733)
Michigan: 1.3% ($1,461)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (13.8 miles, pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (303.5 miles, pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Inkster, MI (2.2 miles), Garden City, MI (3.6 miles), Dearborn, MI (4.9 miles), Taylor, MI (5.7 miles), Redford, MI (5.8 miles), Westland, MI (6.1 miles), Allen Park, MI (6.6 miles), Wayne, MI (6.7 miles).

Latitude: 42.31 N, Longitude: 83.29 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -14,191 (-24.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,743 (10.8%)

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in 2006: 109 (86 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here: 1.54
US city average: 3.00

Hospitals/medical centers near Dearborn Heights:
GARDEN CITY OSTEOPATHIC HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; GARDEN CITY, MI)
OAKWOOD HERITAGE HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; TAYLOR, MI)
WALTER P REUTHER PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; WESTLAND, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dearborn Heights:
DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 9 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DTW)
WILLOW RUN (about 17 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: YIP)
DETROIT CITY (about 21 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DET)

Other public-use airports nearest to Dearborn Heights:
CANTON-PLYMOUTH-METTETAL (about 12 miles; PLYMOUTH, MI; ID: 1D2)
OAKLAND/TROY (about 18 miles; TROY, MI; ID: 7D2)
COBO HALL (about 18 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: 84G)

Amtrak stations near Dearborn Heights:
4 miles: GREENFIELD VILLAGE (DEARBORN, 20900 OAKWOOD BLVD.)
6 miles: 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.
16 miles: DETROIT (11 W. BALTIMORE AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.dhol.org

Colleges/Universities in Dearborn Heights:
ACADEMY OF ANIMAL ARTS (Location: 25854 FORD RD; Private, for-profit)
SALLY ESSER BEAUTY SCHOOL-GARDEN CITY (Location: 27201 WARREN RD; Private, for-profit)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dearborn Heights:
HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 3 miles; DEARBORN, MI; Full-time enrollment: 6,572)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DEARBORN (about 3 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 5,574)
DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY-EASTERN REGION-DEARBORN (about 6 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 2,247)
MADONNA UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 2,431)
SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE (about 10 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 4,780)
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 20,389)
MARYGROVE COLLEGE (about 11 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 5,301)

Public high schools in Dearborn Heights:
CRESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,075; Location: 1501 N. BEECH DALY ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
ROBICHAUD JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,045; Location: 3601 JANET STREET; Grades: 07 - 12)
ANNAPOLIS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 838; Location: 4650 CLIPPERT STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Dearborn Heights:
RIVERSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,075; Location: 25900 W. WARREN AVENUE; Grades: 05 - 08)
STAR INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY (1-12) (Students: 864; Location: 24425 HASS; Grades: 01 - 12)
OAKLEY W. BEST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 763; Location: 22201 POWERS STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
THORNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 737; Location: 25251 ANNAPOLIS STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
KINLOCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 552; Location: 1505 KINLOCH STREET; Grades: KG - 04)
ACADEMY FOR BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY (Students: 531; Location: 26104 ETON AVENUE; Grades: KG - 12)
HIGHVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 497; Location: 25225 RICHARDSON STREET; Grades: PK - 04)
BEDFORD SCHOOL (Students: 377; Location: 4650 CROISSANT STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
RIVER OAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 376; Location: 20755 ANN ARBOR TRAIL; Grades: KG - 05)
PARDEE SCHOOL (Students: 366; Location: 4650 PARDEE AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)

Average household size:
This city: 2.5 people
Michigan: 2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city: 67.8%
Whole state: 68.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city: 4.0%
Whole state: 5.3%

Residents with income below the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 6.1%
Whole state: 10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 2.6%
Whole state: 4.8%

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