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.


Total Population 9,859
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 10%
Employed Population 16+ 4,142
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 50.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.8%
Median Earnings25+ $38,667
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,813
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,139


Median Family Income $59,821
% Above Poverty Level 85.3%
% Below Poverty Level 14.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%


People Living Alone 22.8%
Median Gross Rent $720
Median House Value $99,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 8.2%
Irish 15.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, 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


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

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
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 2,332 $63,203
Gibraltar 4,602 $71,122
Rockwood 3,243 $70,778
South Rockwood 1,943 $66,806
Trenton 18,635 $70,619

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Flat Rock Public Libraries

Flat Rock Public Library
Flat Rock, Michigan
(734) 782-2430
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Flat Rock High Schools

Serves 497 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21

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Historic Flat Rock


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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