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Flat Rock, Michigan


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Flat Rock, Michigan

Introduction to Flat Rock, Michigan

Flat Rock, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 10 miles S of Taylor, Michigan and 20 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan. There are 8,488 residents in the city.

Flat Rock History

The city of Flat Rock was founded by Michael Vreeland sometime between 1811 and 1820. The town was initially named the Village of Vreeland, since the Vreeland family owned 800 acres of land in the area. They gave up control of the land in 1838, and Flat Rock was incorporated as a village in 1923 and again as a city in 1965.

Flat Rock and nearby Attractions

  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Children's Museum
  • Oakwoods Metropark
  • Lower Huron Metropolitan Park
  • Eastern Market
  • Alpine Valley

Things To Do In Flat Rock

Popular museums near Flat Rock include the Dearborn Historical Museum, the Lincoln Park Historical Museum and the Monroe County Historical Museum. Historic sites nearby are Historic Fort Wayne, the Fox Theater Building and Pewabic Pottery. Huroc Park and Community Park are the local parks. Community Park offers an ice skating rink, playgrounds, tennis courts, a museum and a library. Huroc Park is a popular spot for picnics and fishing.

Flat Rock Transportation

Flights are available from Bishop International Airport.

Flat Rock Higher Education

Colleges nearby include the College for Creative Studies, Eastern Michigan University and Henry Ford Community College.

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Comparative Profile of Flat Rock, Michigan

Comparing Flat Rock to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).


The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 6
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 4 8
Age of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 2 2

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Average Household Size 7 9
Portion of People Married 6 7

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Median Family Income 7 8
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
People Above Poverty 6 6
College Educated Adults 2 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Short Commute Times 4 3
Public Transportation Use 2 5
Working at Home 2 2

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Housing Recently Built 7 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 2
People Living Alone 4 2

Crime

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Low Property Crime 6 5
Low Violent Crime 5 4

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Flat Rock Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles S of Taylor, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 48134
Phone Area Codes 734
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.096
Longitude -83.291

Flat Rock Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:
  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DETROIT METRO AP
Distance 9.7 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
Station MONROE
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station DETROIT CITY AP
Distance 25.8 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
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Flat Rock Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,488 100%
Male 4,111 48.4%
Female 4,377 51.6%
Under 18 2,483 29.3%
18+ 6,005 70.7%
65+ 809 9.5%
Median Age 32.8
Average Family Size 3.12
White 8,091 95.3%
African-American 121 1.4%
Asian 40 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 42 0.5%
Other 54 0.6%
Mixed Race 140 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 229 2.7%

Estimated Flat Rock Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 9,560
Growth 1,072
Growth % 12.6%

Flat Rock Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 21%
Polish 12.8%
US/American 11%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.9%
Irish 9.6%
French (except Basque) 8%
English 6.6%
Italian 4.9%
Hungarian 3%
French Canadian 2.4%
Dutch 1.3%
Scottish 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Arab/Arabic 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
Maltese 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
European 0.5%
Lebanese 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Croatian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Other Arab 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Flat Rock, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Brownstown (48134)
Brownstown Township (48134)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Flat Rock 8,488 $54,186
Carleton 2,562 $50,000
Gibraltar 4,264 $67,457
Rockwood 3,442 $59,677
South Rockwood 1,284 $68,304
Trenton 19,584 $61,891
Woodhaven 12,530 $75,813

Flat Rock Public Libraries

Library
Flat Rock Public Library
25200 GIBRALTAR RD.
Flat Rock, Michigan
(734) 782-2430
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Flat Rock High Schools (2004)

FLAT ROCK COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
28100 ASPEN DRIVE
734-782-1270
Serves 497 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21

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Escanaba River at Flat Rocks sic. between 1880 and 1899

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