Introduction to Allen Park, Michigan

Allen Park, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 3 miles E of Taylor, Michigan and 9 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is part of the Detroit metropolitan statistical area. About 29,376 people live in Allen Park.

Allen Park History

Allen Park was named after landholder Lewis Allen. The city is home to the Ford Motor Company, and has the world's largest tire, Uniroyal Tire. This 80 feet tall and 12 ton heavy tire was moved to Allen Park in 1966. Allen Park was on the Money Magazine's 2008's list of "America's Best Small Cities."

Allen Park and nearby Attractions

  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Dearborn Historical Museum
  • Detroit Waterworks
  • Eastern Market
  • Sexton And Kilfoil Drain
  • Rosedale Park

Things To Do In Allen Park

Allen Park is near a number of historical sites and museums. Visitors can take a look at the Fox Theater Building, Fair Lane, and the Historic Fort Wayne, or travel to the Lincoln Park Historical Museum and the Dearborn Historical Museum. These places are perfect for those wishing to know the historical and cultural background of the city. The Detroit Waterworks is another popuklar location in Allen Park.

Allen Park Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Allen Park Higher Education

Residents of Allen Park can pursue higher education opportunities at Davenport University, Wayne State University, Marygrove College, Wayne County Community College, the University of Detroit Mercy, or the Henry Ford Community College.


Total Population 27,869
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 16.6%
Employed Population 16+ 12,924
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 49.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.9%
Median Earnings25+ $42,105
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,571
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,940


Median Family Income $72,472
% Above Poverty Level 92.8%
% Below Poverty Level 7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 28%
Median Gross Rent $932
Median House Value $94,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.2%
US/American 1.4%
English 9.8%
Irish 13.4%

Allen Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles E of Taylor, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 48101
Company Zip Codes 48102
Phone Area Codes 313
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.257
Longitude -83.211

Allen Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ecorse 9,401 $35,864
Lincoln Park 37,648 $48,133
Melvindale 10,584 $39,855
River Rouge 7,761 $28,033
Southgate 29,710 $65,327
Taylor 62,331 $48,418
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Student/teacher ratio: 22.4

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