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Overview

Introduction to Southgate, Michigan

Southgate, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 4 miles SE of Taylor, Michigan and 11 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is conveniently located inside the Detroit metropolitan area.

Southgate History

Southgate was originally a part of the Ecorse Township. It was officially incorporated as a city in October of 1958. It was the last city in the Ecorse Township to be incorporated. According to local guides, this area was the entrance to the Detroit Metro area, and was hence named the "South Gate."

Southgate and nearby Attractions

  • Fox Theater Building
  • Dearborn Historical Museum
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Grace Church
  • Hall's Billiards
  • Howard Park

Things To Do In Southgate

The city of Southgate is near many historical sites, like the Fox Theater Building, the Historic Fort Wayne and the Pewabic Pottery. The museums nearby include the Detroit Historical Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, and the Dearborn Historical Museum. The Detroit Zoo and the Children's Museum are very popular among kids.

Southgate Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

Southgate Higher Education

Southgate has a number of institutes where students can enroll for higher education, including Wayne State University, the Marygrove College, the Wayne County Community College District, the University of Detroit and Davenport University.

People

Total Population 29,518
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 17.4%
Employed Population 16+ 13,625
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 43.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,880
% Above Poverty Level 88.9%
% Below Poverty Level 11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 34%
Median Gross Rent $798
Median House Value $84,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.8%
US/American 0.2%
English 9.6%
Irish 15.1%

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

Southgate Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SE of Taylor, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 48195
Phone Area Codes 734
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.213
Longitude -83.193

Southgate 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 7.3 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 DETROIT CITY AP
Distance 16.3 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 23.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allen Park 27,676 $75,445
Ecorse 9,338 $34,844
Lincoln Park 37,362 $50,671
Riverview 12,266 $60,636
Taylor 62,021 $48,464

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

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Southgate High Schools

SOUTHGATE ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL
15475 LEROY STREET
734-246-4611
Serves 1,102 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.7

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