Introduction to Wyandotte, Michigan

Wyandotte, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 6 miles E of Taylor, Michigan and 9 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is conveniently located inside the Detroit metropolitan area.

Wyandotte History

Wyandotte was initially a village for the Native American tribe, Wyandot. In fact, the community received its name from this tribe. At this time, it was a part of the Huron nation. After the Native Americans left the region, John Biddle was the first white settler to come to Wyandotte. A master plan for the city was laid out by John Van Alstyne in the late 1850s, and in 1867, Wyandotte was officially incorporated as a city. The Eureka Iron Works played a major role in the establishment and development of the city.

Wyandotte and nearby Attractions

  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Dearborn Historical Museum
  • Wyandotte National Wildlife Refuge
  • Libra Marina
  • Seaway Boat Club
  • Ricks Cove

Things To Do In Wyandotte

The city of Wyandotte is ideally suited for museum lovers. From here one can visit a number of historical sites and museums nearby, including the Fox Theater Building, the Historic Fort Wayne, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Dearborn Historical Museum, the Detroit Science Center and the Museum of African American History. The city itself has picturesque marinas and coves like the Libra Marina and Ricks Cove. The Bishop Park, the Wyandotte National Wildlife Refuge and the Pulaski Park offer amusement facilities for both adults and children.

Wyandotte Transportation

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is nearby.

Wyandotte Higher Education

For higher education, students can enroll at the Wayne State University, the Marygrove College, the University of Detroit Mercy and the Wayne County Community College District.


Total Population 25,376
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 13.7%
Employed Population 16+ 12,056
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 45.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.8%
Median Earnings25+ $37,251
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,601
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,981


Median Family Income $67,554
% Above Poverty Level 88.9%
% Below Poverty Level 11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%


People Living Alone 36.1%
Median Gross Rent $728
Median House Value $84,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.3%
Irish 16.6%

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

Wyandotte Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles E of Taylor, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 48192
Phone Area Codes 734
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.214
Longitude -83.15

Wyandotte Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 8.3 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 9.5 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 15 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Wyandotte, 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
Allen Park 27,676 $75,445
Ecorse 9,338 $34,844
Lincoln Park 37,362 $50,671
River Rouge 7,673 $27,641
Riverview 12,266 $60,636
Southgate 29,518 $63,880

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

Wyandotte Public Libraries

Bacon Memorial District Library
Wyandotte, Michigan
(734) 246-8357

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Wyandotte Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(734) 246-6004
Emergency Service: Yes

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Historic Wyandotte


S.S. E.H. Utley. 1910

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S.S. E.H. Utley. 1910

Str. Rochester (the launch) 1910

Launching party (Str. Rochester) 1910

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