Statistics and Facts of Romulus Michigan
The first white settler in Romulus was Samuel Polyne, a French-Canadian, who located on section 2 in 1826, though he left soon after the township was organized in 1835. Solomon Whitaker, Charles and Joseph Pulcifer located in the area in 1830, and in 1833, Jenks Pullen and his six sons settled at what became known as "Pullen's Corners" (located in section 19 at the intersection that is now commonly called "Five Points"). Pullen's Corners was platted in 1836. The community later took on the name of the Township.
The Township of Romulus was set off from a part of Huron Township by an Act of the Territorial Legislature on March 17, 1835, and the first township meeting was held on April 16, 1835 in the house of Joseph T. Pullen. The first supervisor was David J. Pullen. The Township's name was changed to "Wayne" on March 19, 1845, but was changed back to Romulus on January 16, 1848.
Romulus incorporated as a city in 1970.
Underground Railroad stops
Samuel Kingsley Home is a famous historic landmark in Romulus. During slave times, Samuel L. Kingsley lived in a house on Ozga Rd near Pullens Corners, what is today known as Five Points. He hid slaves in an underground cellar. Today, the house is located on Hunt Street across from the Romulus Historical Museum. The address to the house was 37426 S. Huron River Drive.
The White Church at the Pullens Corner / Five Points was also an underground railroad stop. Today, the church, which is now called Romulus Wesleyan Church, still sits at the corner.
Charley Lau - an American catcher and a hitting coach in Major League Baseball (b. 1933 - d. 1984)
John Long - a retired NBA basketball player, a former Detroit Pistons (b. 1956)
Terry Mills - a former NBA basketball player, also a former Detroit Pistons player (b. 1967)
Fred Russell - a running back for the Saskatchewan Roughriders (b. 1980)
Population (year 2000): 22,979. Estimated population in July 2006: 24,137 (+5.0% change)
Males: 11,200 (48.7%)
Females: 11,779 (51.3%)
Median resident age: 32.9 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years
Zip codes: 48174
Estimated median household income in 2005: $45,200 (it was $45,088 in 2000)
Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $133,000 (it was $97,300 in 2000)
Ancestries: German (16.3%), Polish (9.0%), Irish (8.9%), United States (5.4%), English (5.2%), French (3.8%).
Elevation: 650 feet
Land area: 35.9 square miles. Population density: 662 people per square mile (low).
For population 25 years and over in Romulus
High school or higher: 76.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.1%
Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
Mean travel time to work: 23.1 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Romulus city
Never married: 27.7%
Now married: 50.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Romulus: 1.8% ($1,771)
Michigan: 1.3% ($1,461)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Westland, MI (5.7 miles, pop. 86,602).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (21.3 miles, pop. 951,270).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (297.2 miles, pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Wayne, MI (3.1 miles), Inkster, MI (5.7 miles), Westland, MI (5.7 miles), Garden City, MI (6.7 miles), Taylor, MI (7.3 miles), Dearborn Heights, MI (7.9 miles), Belleville, MI (7.9 miles), Canton, MI (8.9 miles).
Latitude: 42.23 N, Longitude: 83.37 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +28,104 (+122.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,838 (27.7%)
Area code: 734
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in 2006: 73 (58 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here: 2.44
US city average: 3.00
Hospitals/medical centers near Romulus:
OAKWOOD ANNAPOLIS HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; WAYNE, MI)
GARDEN CITY OSTEOPATHIC HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; GARDEN CITY, MI)
WALTER P REUTHER PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; WESTLAND, MI)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Romulus:
DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 3 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DTW)
WILLOW RUN (about 11 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: YIP)
DETROIT CITY (about 29 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DET)
Other public-use airports nearest to Romulus:
CANTON-PLYMOUTH-METTETAL (about 10 miles; PLYMOUTH, MI; ID: 1D2)
LARSEN AIR PARK (about 13 miles; BELLEVILLE, MI; ID: 43G)
WICKENHEISER (about 15 miles; CARLETON, MI; ID: W87)
Amtrak stations near Romulus:
11 miles: GREENFIELD VILLAGE (DEARBORN, 20900 OAKWOOD BLVD.)
13 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.
Operable nuclear power plant near Romulus:
17 miles: Fermi 2 in Newport, MI.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Romulus:
MADONNA UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; LIVONIA, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,431)
HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 6,572)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DEARBORN (about 11 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 5,574)
DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY-EASTERN REGION-DEARBORN (about 11 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 2,247)
SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE (about 14 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 4,780)
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 20,389)
MARYGROVE COLLEGE (about 16 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 5,301)
Public high schools in Romulus:
ROMULUS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,138; Location: 9650 S. WAYNE ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
SUMMIT ACADEMY NORTH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 347; Location: 18601 MIDDLEBELT; Grades: 09 - 12)
SUMMIT ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 53; Location: 18601 MIDDLEBELT; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Romulus:
ROMULUS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 29; Location: 8770 S WAYNE RD; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Romulus:
ROMULUS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 731; Location: 37300 WICK ROAD; Grades: 07 - 08)
METRO CHARTER ACADEMY (Students: 628; Location: 34800 ECORSE ROAD; Grades: KG - 08)
MICHIGAN AUTOMOTIVE ACADEMY (9-12) (Students: 489; Location: 28675 NORTHLINE ROAD; Grades: 05 - 12)
SUMMIT ACADEMY NORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 460; Location: 28697 SIBLEY; Grades: KG - 05)
ROMULUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 417; Location: 32200 BEVERLY ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
BARTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 387; Location: 38207 BARTH ROAD; Grades: PK - 06)
WICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 353; Location: 36900 WICK ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
MERRIMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 352; Location: 15303 MERRIMAN ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
HALE CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 332; Location: 16200 HARRISON ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
SUMMIT ACADEMY NORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 291; Location: 18601 MIDDLEBELT; Grades: 06 - 08)
Private elementary/middle school in Romulus:
ST ALOYSIUS (Students: 62; Location: 37200 NEVILLE RD; Grades: 1 - 8)
Average household size:
This city: 2.7 people
Michigan: 2.6 people
Percentage of family households:
This city: 70.4%
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: 12.6%
Whole state: 10.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 6.2%
Whole state: 4.8%