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Overview

Introduction to Allen Park, Michigan

Allen Park, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 3 miles E of Taylor, Michigan and 9 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is part of the Detroit metropolitan statistical area.

Allen Park History

Allen Park was named after landholder Lewis Allen. The city is home to the Ford Motor Company, and has the world's largest tire, Uniroyal Tire. This 80 feet tall and 12 ton heavy tire was moved to Allen Park in 1966.

Allen Park and nearby Attractions

  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Dearborn Historical Museum
  • Detroit Waterworks
  • Eastern Market
  • Sexton And Kilfoil Drain
  • Rosedale Park

Things To Do In Allen Park

Allen Park is near a number of historical sites and museums. Visitors can take a look at the Fox Theater Building, Fair Lane, and the Historic Fort Wayne, or travel to the Lincoln Park Historical Museum and the Dearborn Historical Museum. These places are perfect for those wishing to know the historical and cultural background of the city. The Detroit Waterworks is another popular location in Allen Park.

Allen Park Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Allen Park Higher Education

Residents of Allen Park can pursue higher education opportunities at Davenport University, Wayne State University, Marygrove College, Wayne County Community College, the University of Detroit Mercy, or the Henry Ford Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,519
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+13,647
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married52.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.8%
Median Earnings25+$42,535
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,716
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,737

Wealth

Median Family Income$79,904
% Above Poverty Level94.2%
% Below Poverty Level5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.7%
Median Gross Rent$920
Median House Value$99,800

Ancestry

German20.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.6%
Polish14.8%
Irish14.1%
Italian10.4%
English9.3%
French Except Basque7.8%
Hungarian5.2%
Scottish3.5%
Arab2.7%
Canadian1.5%
Dutch1.4%
Finnish1.3%
Greek1%
US/American1%
Lebanese0.9%
Ukrainian0.9%
Slovak0.8%
Lithuanian0.8%
Croatian0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Russian0.5%
African0.4%
Czech0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Maltese0.4%
Egyptian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Turkish0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Allen Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes48101
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.25
Approximate Longitude-83.21

Allen Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDEARBORN
Distance4.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip33.5 inches
StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance6.5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches
StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance14.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ecorse9,270$36,899
Lincoln Park37,155$51,549
Melvindale10,437$44,928
River Rouge7,609$27,697
Southgate29,355$63,108
Taylor61,716$50,472

Allen Park Public Libraries

Allen Park Public Library
8100 ALLEN ROAD
Allen Park, Michigan
(313) 381-2425

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Allen Park Public Schools

Allen Park Community School
14700 Moore Ave
ZIP: 48101
(313) 827-2660
High
Total Enrollment 135
Allen Park High School
18401 Champaign Rd
ZIP: 48101
(313) 827-1200
High
Total Enrollment 1090
Allen Park Middle School
8401 Vine Ave
ZIP: 48101
(313) 827-2200
Middle
Total Enrollment 892
Arno Elementary School
7500 Fox Ave
ZIP: 48101
(313) 827-1050
Primary
Total Enrollment 521
Bennie Elementary School
17401 Champaign Rd
ZIP: 48101
(313) 827-1300
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Lindemann Elementary School
9201 Carter Ave
ZIP: 48101
(313) 827-1150
Primary
Total Enrollment 631
Rogers Early Elementary School
5000 Shenandoah Ave
ZIP: 48101
(313) 389-3345
Primary
Total Enrollment 405

Allen Park Private Schools

Cabrini Elementary & Middle School
15300 Wick Rd
ZIP: 48101
Elementary
Total Enrollment 535
Cabrini High School
15305 Wick Rd
ZIP: 48101
Secondary
Total Enrollment 507
Inter-city Baptist School
4700 Allen Rd
ZIP: 48101
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 284
Montessori Childrens Center Of Allen Park
4141 Laurence Ave
ZIP: 48101
Elementary
Total Enrollment 100
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