Wixom, Michigan

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Wixom, Michigan

Introduction to Wixom, Michigan

Wixom, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 8 miles W of Farmington Hills, Michigan and 28 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. Part of the surrounding Detroit metro area, Wixom is home to some 13,263 residents.

Wixom History

The settlement in the city of Wixom dates back to the 1830s. The development of the region began in the early 1870s when the Holly, Wayne and Monroe Railroad were constructed through the area. Willard Wixom purchased land on either side of the railroad near the Novi and Commerce Township border. The building of a railroad depot in the area made Wixom a popular destination. It was officially incorporated in the 1950s.

Wixom and nearby Attractions

  • Lyon Oaks Park
  • Lyon Oaks Nature Center
  • Wixom Parks & Recreation
  • Motor Sports Museum & Hall
  • Kensington Metropark
  • Novi City Treasurer

Things To Do In Wixom

Set out on a sightseeing tour with your family members or friends and visit the various attractions in and around the city. Among these are the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Nichols Arboretum, and Cranbrook House. Hickory Hill Golf Course is a great place for golf enthusiasts. The city also offers many parks and open spaces for you to relax.

Wixom Transportation

Oakland County International is the closest international airport providing air transportation to the people of Wixom.

Wixom Higher Education

The colleges situated close to the city are Schoolcraft College, Madonna University and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

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High Points

Wixom strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Wixom Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 9% Wixom College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 11% Wixom Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 16% Wixom Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 17% Wixom People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Wixom, Michigan

Comparing Wixom to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 9
Racial Diversity 5 9
Age of the Population 2 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 10
Median Family Income 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
People Above Poverty 7 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 5 6
Working at Home 5 5
Short Commute Times 3 2
Public Transportation Use 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Affordability of Rents 6 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 6 5
Low Property Crime 5 3

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Wixom Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of Farmington Hills, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Oakland
Standard Zip Codes 48393
Phone Area Codes 248
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.524
Longitude -83.536

Wixom Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.5 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
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches
Distance 22.7 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
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Wixom Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 13,263 100%
Male 6,933 52.3%
Female 6,330 47.7%
Under 18 3,300 24.9%
18+ 9,963 75.1%
65+ 721 5.4%
Median Age 30.3
Average Family Size 3.07
White 11,990 90.4%
African-American 332 2.5%
Asian 378 2.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 68 0.5%
Other 206 1.6%
Mixed Race 284 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 424 3.2%

Estimated Wixom Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 13,384
Growth 121
Growth % 0.9%

Wixom Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 17.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12%
Irish 11%
Polish 9.9%
English 7.7%
Italian 6.2%
US/American 4.7%
French (except Basque) 3%
Russian 2.2%
French Canadian 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Dutch 1.7%
Scottish 1.6%
Albanian 1.5%
Bulgarian 1.4%
Maltese 1.3%
Hungarian 1.3%
Finnish 1.2%
Swedish 1.2%
Norwegian 1%
African 0.8%
Greek 0.8%
Danish 0.7%
Belgian 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Armenian 0.6%
British 0.6%
Arab/Arabic 0.5%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Iraqi 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Slovak 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Macedonian 0.2%
Other Arab 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wixom 13,263 $64,918
Milford 6,272 $71,333
Northville 6,459 $98,802
Novi 47,386 $91,369
South Lyon 10,036 $67,167
Walled Lake 6,713 $55,613
Wolverine Lake 4,415 $70,893

Wixom Public Libraries

Wixom Public Library
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(248) 624-2512
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