Statistics and Facts of Inkster Michigan
The area was first settled by non-indigenous people in 1825. A post office named "Moulin Rouge" was established there in December 1857.
Popular culture and notable residents
The Motown era group The Marvelettes was formed by two women from Inkster: Gladys Horton and Georgia Dobbins. The group's "Please Mr. Postman" went number one.
During the 1950s, Inkster was the home of Malcolm X, revolutionary leader.
It has been the home of Don Barden, the only African American owner of a gaming hotel in Las Vegas.
It is the birthplace of former Oakland Raiders running back, Tyrone Wheatley.
It was the home of Earl Jones (athlete), 1984 Olympic bronze medalist in the 800 meters.
It is the birthplace of former Arkansas State University football standout, Joseph Fears.
Population (year 2000): 30,115. Estimated population in July 2006: 28,443 (-5.6% change)
Males: 14,369 (47.7%)
Females: 15,746 (52.3%)
Median resident age: 31.8 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years
Zip codes: 48141
Estimated median household income in 2005: $36,000 (it was $35,950 in 2000)
Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $93,000 (it was $68,000 in 2000)
Ancestries: German (4.8%), Irish (4.1%), Polish (3.8%), English (2.5%), United States (2.2%), French (1.6%).
Elevation: 628 feet
Land area: 6.26 square miles. Population density: 4593 people per square mile (average).
For population 25 years and over in Inkster
High school or higher: 74.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%
Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
Mean travel time to work: 25.0 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Inkster city
Never married: 36.6%
Now married: 39.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Inkster: 1.8% ($1,250)
Michigan: 1.3% ($1,461)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dearborn Heights, MI (2.2 miles, pop. 58,264).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (15.9 miles, pop. 951,270).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (301.5 miles, pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Dearborn Heights, MI (2.2 miles), Garden City, MI (2.7 miles), Westland, MI (4.5 miles), Wayne, MI (4.5 miles), Taylor, MI (5.4 miles), Romulus, MI (5.7 miles), Dearborn, MI (6.9 miles), Redford, MI (7.2 miles).
Latitude: 42.29 N, Longitude: 83.31 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: -6,707 (-22.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,246 (10.9%)
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in 2006: 67 (57 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here: 1.98
US city average: 3.00
Hospitals/medical centers near Inkster:
GARDEN CITY OSTEOPATHIC HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; GARDEN CITY, MI)
OAKWOOD ANNAPOLIS HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; WAYNE, MI)
WALTER P REUTHER PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; WESTLAND, MI)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Inkster:
DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 7 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DTW)
WILLOW RUN (about 15 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: YIP)
DETROIT CITY (about 23 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DET)
Other public-use airports nearest to Inkster:
CANTON-PLYMOUTH-METTETAL (about 11 miles; PLYMOUTH, MI; ID: 1D2)
LARSEN AIR PARK (about 18 miles; BELLEVILLE, MI; ID: 43G)
GROSSE ILE MUNI (about 19 miles; DETROIT/GROSSE ILE, MI; ID: ONZ)
Amtrak stations near Inkster:
6 miles: GREENFIELD VILLAGE (DEARBORN, 20900 OAKWOOD BLVD.)
8 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.
18 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.
Operable nuclear power plant near Inkster:
20 miles: Fermi 2 in Newport, MI.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Inkster:
HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; DEARBORN, MI; Full-time enrollment: 6,572)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DEARBORN (about 5 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 5,574)
DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY-EASTERN REGION-DEARBORN (about 7 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 2,247)
MADONNA UNIVERSITY (about 7 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 2,431)
SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE (about 10 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 4,780)
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 20,389)
MARYGROVE COLLEGE (about 12 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 5,301)
Public high schools in Inkster:
INKSTER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 331; Location: 3250 MIDDLEBELT ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
ACADEMY OF INKSTER (Students: 152; Location: 28500 AVONDALE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Inkster:
PETERSON WARREN ACADEMY (Students: 233; Location: 4000 SYLVIA STREET; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Inkster:
CHERRY HILL SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS (Students: 1,279; Location: 28500 AVONDALE; Grades: KG - 12)
THOMAS-GIST ACADEMY NORTH (Students: 376; Location: 28955 ROSEWOOD; Grades: KG - 08)
DAVID HICKS SCHOOL (Students: 362; Location: 100 HELEN STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
TOMLINSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 328; Location: 25912 ANNAPOLIS STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
BAYLOR WOODSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 326; Location: 28865 CARLYSLE STREET; Grades: 03 - 05)
MEEK-MILTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 305; Location: 28865 CARLYSLE AVE; Grades: PK - 02)
BLANCHETTE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 293; Location: 1771 HENRY RUFF ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
DALY SCHOOL (Students: 247; Location: 25824 MICHIGAN AVENUE; Grades: KG - 06)
GAUDIOR ACADEMY (Students: 213; Location: 27100 AVONDALE AVENUE; Grades: KG - 08)
BEACON DAY TREATMENT CENTER (Students: 160; Location: 28690 GRANDVIEW; Grades: UG - UG)
Average household size:
This city: 2.7 people
Michigan: 2.6 people
Percentage of family households:
This city: 66.8%
Whole state: 68.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city: 6.5%
Whole state: 5.3%
Residents with income below the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 19.5%
Whole state: 10.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 9.5%
Whole state: 4.8%