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Overview

Introduction to Highland Park, Michigan

Highland Park, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 5 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is in the Detroit area. There are 16,746 residents in Highland Park.

Highland Park History

During the early 1800s, Highland Park was a small farming community. Augustus B. Woodward, a prominent Detroit judge bought the area in 1818. A post office was established in this area in 1873. It was incorporated in 1889 as the village of Highland Park. In 1918 it was reincorporated as a city. Highland Park was the birthplace of Henry Ford's Model T plant.

Highland Park and nearby Attractions

  • Detroit Historical Museum
  • Motown Historical Museum
  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Eastern Market
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Ferndale Historical Museum

Things To Do In Highland Park

While staying at Highland Park, one can visit many historical sites and museums that lie close to the city. Greektown, one of the most vibrant ethnic districts of Michigan, is nearby. You can even plan a day trip with your family to the Detroit Zoo. In addition, Highland Park offers several cafes, bars and restaurants.

Highland Park Transportation

The nearest airport is Detroit City Airport.

Highland Park Higher Education

Lawrence Technological University, Wayne State University, Marygrove College, Macomb Community College and many other colleges and universities provide facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 11,102
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,687
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 14.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $22,180
% Above Poverty Level 50.7%
% Below Poverty Level 49.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 18.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 45.3%
Median Gross Rent $631
Median House Value $36,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 87.5%
US/American 0%
English 0.5%
Irish 1.3%

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

Highland Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 5 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 48203
Phone Area Codes 313
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.405
Longitude -83.096

Highland Park 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 CITY AP
Distance 5 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
Station DETROIT METRO AP
Distance 17 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 MILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance 32.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 29.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Detroit 690,074 $30,999
Ferndale 20,160 $58,700
Hamtramck 22,150 $27,314
Hazel Park 16,600 $46,554
Madison Heights 30,123 $50,082
Pleasant Ridge 2,555 $139,750

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

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15900 WOODWARD AVENUE
313-957-3001
A Title I School.
Serves 727 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 40.4

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330 GLENDALE
313-852-7506
A Charter School.
Serves 73 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.6

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