Introduction to Center Line, Michigan

Center Line, Michigan, in Macomb county, is 1 mile N of Warren, Michigan (center to center) and 10 miles N of Detroit, Michigan. The city’s population is approximately 8,531.

Center Line History

In the mid-nineteenth century, Center Line was known as Kunrod’s Corner. It is completely surrounded by the largest city in Macomb County, Warren. The earliest settlers arrived in this area in 1837. It was officially incorporated as a village in 1925 and again as a city in 1936.

Center Line and nearby Attractions

  • Detroit Zoo
  • Children's Museum
  • Fox Theater Building
  • Stony Creek Metropark
  • Mount Holly
  • Historic Fort Wayne

Things To Do In Center Line

Local museums include the Cranbrook Educational Community, the Children's Museum, the Motown Historical Museum, and the Dearborn Historical Museum. The Addison Oaks County Park, Algonac State Park, the Bald Mountain Recreation Area, and the Dodge 4 State Park are some of the nearby parks and recreational destinations. Local historical sites include the Fox Theater Building, Fair Lane and Historic Fort Wayne.

Center Line Transportation

Oakland County International Airport is located nearby.

Center Line Higher Education

The Baker College of Auburn Hills, Oakland Community College, the College for Creative Studies and Wayne State University are some of the local colleges and universities.


Total Population 8,306
Male Share of the Population 43.9%
Female Share of the Population 56.1%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,693
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 35.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $49,034
% Above Poverty Level 80.5%
% Below Poverty Level 19.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 42.5%
Median Gross Rent $512
Median House Value $60,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.1%
US/American 0%
English 7.8%
Irish 13.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Center Line Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 0 miles N of Warren, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles N of Detroit, Michigan
County Macomb
Standard Zip Codes 48015
Phone Area Codes 586
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.485
Longitude -83.027

Center Line Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 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
Distance 15.7 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 23.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Eastpointe 32,585 $49,297
Fraser 14,582 $71,337
Hazel Park 16,600 $46,554
Madison Heights 30,123 $50,082
Roseville 47,529 $49,394

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Center Line Public Libraries

Center Line Public Library
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(586) 758-8274
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Center Line High Schools

Serves 860 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

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