Introduction to Riverview, Michigan

Riverview, Michigan is 6 miles SE of Taylor, Michigan and 12 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan. It is in Wayne county. The city is part of the Detroit metro area. The population of Riverview is 13,272.

Riverview History

In 1950, the city that is now called Riverview only extended as far as the west end of Trenton's two northern boundaries. The rest of what today forms Riverview was a part of the unincorporated Monguagon Township at that time. Riverview was officially incorporated as a village in the year 1922. When the area grew, it was incorporated as a city in 1959.

Riverview and nearby Attractions

  • Riverview Recreation
  • Heritage Park
  • Trenton Parks & Recreation
  • Wheelhouse Detroit
  • Elizabeth Park
  • Vreeland Park

Things To Do In Riverview

The city parks are great relaxation places for people of all ages. The recreation departments organize a variety of programs for kids and adults.

Riverview Transportation

The closest major airport to the city is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

Riverview Higher Education

The local city college is Detroit Business Institute-Downriver. Some of the other colleges situated close to the city are Wayne State University, Marygrove College and Wayne County Community College District.


Total Population 12,266
Male Share of the Population 44.4%
Female Share of the Population 55.6%
Senior Citizens 22.7%
Employed Population 16+ 5,331
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 45.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.8%
Median Earnings25+ $34,468
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $32,292
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,691


Median Family Income $60,636
% Above Poverty Level 86.6%
% Below Poverty Level 13.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%


People Living Alone 28.7%
Median Gross Rent $690
Median House Value $117,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.7%
US/American 0.3%
English 10.9%
Irish 12.5%

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

Riverview Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SE of Taylor, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 48193
Phone Area Codes 734
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.174
Longitude -83.179

Riverview Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 8.9 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
Distance 18.1 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 MONROE
Distance 21.1 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Brownstown (48193)

Brownstown Township (48193)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ecorse 9,338 $34,844
Lincoln Park 37,362 $50,671
Southgate 29,518 $63,880
Trenton 18,522 $75,424

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

Riverview Public Libraries

Riverview Public Library
14300 SIBLEY
Riverview, Michigan
(734) 283-1250
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Riverview High Schools

Serves 877 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.3

Riverview Colleges

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