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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 9,879
Male Share of the Population 51%
Female Share of the Population 49%
Senior Citizens 9.9%
Employed Population 16+ 4,323
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 50.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $69,611
% Above Poverty Level 87.4%
% Below Poverty Level 12.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.9%
Median Gross Rent $742
Median House Value $110,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 8.7%
Irish 15.7%

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

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

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 Population Median Family Income
Carleton 2,447 $62,723
Gibraltar 4,566 $71,875
Rockwood 3,227 $64,300
South Rockwood 1,978 $68,971
Trenton 18,522 $75,424

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

Flat Rock Public Libraries

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

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

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Historic Flat Rock

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Escanaba River at Flat Rocks sic. between 1880 and 1899

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Escanaba River at Flat Rocks sic. between 1880 and 1899

Escanaba River (Flat Rocks) ca. 1898

Escanaba River at Flat Rocks between 1880 and 1899

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