Introduction to Madison Heights, Michigan

Madison Heights, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 2 miles E of Royal Oak, Michigan and 11 miles N of Detroit, Michigan. The city is included in the Detroit metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 31,101 people lived in Madison Heights.

Madison Heights History

Madison Heights was originally a part of the Royal Oak Township. It was incorporated as a city on January 17, 1955. Over the years, a large number of commercial and industrial businesses have sprung up in this city.

Madison Heights and nearby Attractions

  • Cranbrook Art Museum
  • Pewabic Pottery
  • Ferndale Historical Museum
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Mark Twain Park
  • Red Oaks Waterpark

Things To Do In Madison Heights

Historical sites near the city of Madison Heights include the Historic Fort Wayne, the Fox Theater Building and Cranbrook, which is home to the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel. Children will particularly enjoy visiting the Detroit Zoo and the Red Oaks Waterpark.

Madison Heights Transportation

Air transportation is available at the Detroit City Airport.

Madison Heights Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are available at the Macomb Community College, the Lawrence Technological University, and the Oakland Community College.


Total Population 30,028
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 13.9%
Employed Population 16+ 14,276
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 41.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.8%
Median Earnings25+ $31,909
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,841
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,849


Median Family Income $49,706
% Above Poverty Level 80%
% Below Poverty Level 20%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%


People Living Alone 37.8%
Median Gross Rent $763
Median House Value $80,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.6%
US/American 0.2%
English 8.5%
Irish 11.7%

Madison Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles E of Royal Oak, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles N of Detroit, Michigan
County Oakland
Standard Zip Codes 48071
Phone Area Codes 248
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.485
Longitude -83.105

Madison Heights Climate

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

Distance 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
Distance 13.4 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 21 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
Center Line 8,279 $45,263
Ferndale 20,102 $58,372
Hazel Park 16,532 $39,513
Huntington Woods 6,310 $131,765
Pleasant Ridge 2,544 $132,813
Royal Oak 58,382 $87,521

Madison Heights Public Libraries

Madison Heights Public Library
240 W. 13 MILE ROAD
Madison Heights, Michigan
(248) 588-7763

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Madison Heights Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(313) 967-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Madison Heights High Schools

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Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

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Serves 582 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

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Serves 119 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

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