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Overview

Introduction to Dearborn, Michigan

Dearborn is located in Wayne County and is part of the Detroit metropolitan area. It's home to the world headquarters of the Ford Motor Company. Dearborn features green beltways and fields filled with sunflowers. The River Rogue flows through the city. It's a regional center for health care and shopping. The municipality includes one of the largest Arab-American populations in the country.

History

The first non-natives arrived in 1786. The village was founded in 1836. It was named in tribute to Henry Dearborn, a general during the American Revolution and the Secretary of War for President Thomas Jefferson. In 1837 the Michigan Central Railroad arrived. Henry Ford chose Dearborn as the location for his Fair Lane estate and the place to establish the Ford Motor Company.

Attractions

  • The Henry Ford (Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village) features thousands of artifacts regarding Henry Ford's developments in transportation and manufacturing processes. Presidential limousines and a camp bed utilized by George Washington are also featured. Greenfield Village includes nine historic districts, Edison's workshop, the notable Wright Cycle Shop and the Noah Webster House.
  • Automotive Hall of Fame examines the history of the automobile industry and features automobiles going back to the early 1900s.
  • Henry Ford Estate is an early 20th century attractive home situated on a large acreage and includes a garage filled with impressive automobiles.
  • Ford Rogue Factory Tour features rare footage of the factory's history and a theater which utilizes virtual reality effects to give visitors a sense of automobile production. A tour through the truck assembly facility is included in the presentation.
  • Arab American National Museum has the appearance of a mosque and examines Arab-American history and culture. It includes artifacts and exhibits of contemporary Arab-American artists.
  • Dearborn Historical Museum features two facilities of the original 1833 United States Government Arsenal. The museum showcases farm equipment, buggies and wagons. It features the Richard Gardner House and the McFadden-Ross House.
  • Historic walking and bicycle tours.

Activities and Entertainment

Dearborn features a large number of parks and numerous sledding hills and ice rinks. Camp Dearborn is a a large recreation area located nearby. Residents and visitors enjoy listening to the Dearborn Symphony. The Players Guild of Dearborn Theater and Joey's Comedy Club are noteworthy venues. The Ford Community & Performing Arts Center contains an impressive theater and the Padzieski Art Gallery.

Transportation

The city is served by the Amtrak rail system.

Higher Education

The municipality is home to the University of Michigan Dearborn campus and Henry Ford Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population95,520
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens12.2%
Employed Population 16+34,612
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married51.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.9%
Median Earnings25+$35,112
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,818
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,279

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,694
% Above Poverty Level70.9%
% Below Poverty Level29.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone28.7%
Median Gross Rent$988
Median House Value$112,200

Ancestry

Arab44.3%
Lebanese19.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.6%
German9.7%
Polish8.9%
Irish6.5%
Italian4.9%
Iraqi4.5%
English4.3%
French Except Basque2.2%
Scottish1.7%
Hungarian1.3%
Canadian1.1%
Syrian1.1%
Palestinian1%
Dutch0.7%
Jordanian0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Romanian0.6%
African0.6%
Russian0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Lithuanian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Moroccan0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Maltese0.3%
Czech0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Israeli0.2%
US/American0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Afghan)0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
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Dearborn Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes48120, 48124, 48126, 48128
P.O. Box Zip Codes48121, 48123
Phone Area Codes313
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.31
Approximate Longitude-83.21

Dearborn 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
Distance2.9 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
Distance10.1 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
Distance10.5 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
Allen Park27,519$79,904
Dearborn Heights56,329$52,497
Ecorse9,270$36,899
Lincoln Park37,155$51,549
Melvindale10,437$44,928
River Rouge7,609$27,697

Dearborn Public Libraries

Dearborn Public Library
16301 MICHIGAN AVENUE
Dearborn, Michigan
(313) 943-2037

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Dearborn Hospitals

Oakwood Hospital And Medical Center
(Non-profit)
18101 Oakwood Blvd

Dearborn Public Schools

Salina Elementary P - 3
2700 Ferney St
ZIP: 48120
(313) 827-6550
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Salina Intermediate 4 - 8
2623 Salina St
ZIP: 48120
(313) 827-6604
Middle
Total Enrollment 543
Dearborn High School
19501 Outer Dr
ZIP: 48124
(313) 827-1600
High
Total Enrollment 1877
Duvall Elementary School
22561 Beech St
ZIP: 48124
(313) 827-2750
Primary
Total Enrollment 272
Edsel Ford High School
20601 Rotunda Dr
ZIP: 48124
(313) 827-1500
High
Total Enrollment 1378
Henry Ford Academy
20900 Oakwood Blvd
ZIP: 48124
(313) 982-6193
High
Total Enrollment 507
Henry Ford Collegiate Academy - Dearborn High School
19501 Outer Dr
ZIP: 48124
(313) 827-3094
Henry Ford Collegiate Academy - Edsel Ford High School
20601 Rotunda Dr
ZIP: 48124
(313) 827-3094
Long Elementary School
3100 Westwood St
ZIP: 48124
(313) 827-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 190
Nowlin Elementary School
23600 Penn St
ZIP: 48124
(313) 827-6900
Primary
Total Enrollment 217
Smith Middle School
23851 Yale St
ZIP: 48124
(313) 827-2804
Middle
Total Enrollment 530
Snow Elementary School
2000 Culver Ave
ZIP: 48124
(313) 827-6250
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
Stout Middle School
18500 Oakwood Blvd
ZIP: 48124
(313) 827-4600
Middle
Total Enrollment 804
West Village Academy
3530 Westwood St
ZIP: 48124
(313) 274-9200
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Westwood Alternative Education
23810 Michigan Ave
ZIP: 48124
(313) 730-1667
High
Total Enrollment 56
Whitmore-bolles Elementary School
21501 Whitmore St
ZIP: 48124
(313) 827-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 294
Academy For Business And Technology Elementary
5277 Calhoun St
ZIP: 48126
(313) 581-2223
Primary
Total Enrollment 324
Advanced Technology Academy
4801 Oakman Blvd
ZIP: 48126
(313) 625-4700
Other
Total Enrollment 1257
Creative Learning Center - Dearborn
4915 Schaefer Rd
ZIP: 48126
(313) 769-6739
High
Total Enrollment 232
Fordson High School
13800 Ford Rd
ZIP: 48126
(313) 827-1400
High
Total Enrollment 2447
Geer Park Elementary
14767 Prospect St
ZIP: 48126
(313) 827-2300
Primary
Total Enrollment 339
Henry Ford Collegiate Academy - Fordson High School
13800 Ford Rd
ZIP: 48126
(313) 827-3094
Henry Ford Elementary School
16140 Driscoll St
ZIP: 48126
(313) 827-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 822
Iris Becker Elementary School
10821 Henson St
ZIP: 48126
(313) 827-6950
Primary
Total Enrollment 262
Lowrey Elementary School
6601 Jonathon St
ZIP: 48126
(313) 827-1800
Primary
Total Enrollment 710
Lowrey Middle School
6601 Jonathon St
ZIP: 48126
(313) 827-1800
Middle
Total Enrollment 626
Maples Elementary School
6801 Mead St
ZIP: 48126
(313) 827-6450
Primary
Total Enrollment 624
Mccollough Elementary School
7801 Maple St
ZIP: 48126
(313) 827-1700
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Mcdonald Elementary School
10151 Diversey St
ZIP: 48126
(313) 827-6700
Primary
Total Enrollment 313
Miller Elementary School
4824 Lois St
ZIP: 48126
(313) 827-6850
Primary
Total Enrollment 560
Oakman Elementary School
7545 Chase Rd
ZIP: 48126
(313) 827-6504
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
Riverside Academy
7124 Miller Rd
ZIP: 48126
(313) 586-0200
Primary
Total Enrollment 476
Riverside Academy - West Campus
6409 Schaefer Rd
ZIP: 48126
(313) 624-3600
Other
Total Enrollment 553
Unis Middle School
7801 Maple St
ZIP: 48126
(313) 827-1700
Middle
Total Enrollment 602
William Ford Elementary School
14749 Alber St
ZIP: 48126
(313) 827-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 641
Woodworth Middle School
4951 Ternes St
ZIP: 48126
(313) 827-7100
Middle
Total Enrollment 880
Bryant Middle School
460 North Vernon St
ZIP: 48128
(313) 827-2904
Middle
Total Enrollment 785
Charles A. Lindbergh Elementary School
500 North Waverly St
ZIP: 48128
(313) 827-6300
Primary
Total Enrollment 326
Haigh Elementary School
601 North Silvery Ln
ZIP: 48128
(313) 827-6200
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Henry Ford Early College
5101 Evergreen Rd
ZIP: 48128
(313) 317-1584
High
Total Enrollment 233
Howard Elementary School
1611 North York St
ZIP: 48128
(313) 827-6350
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
The Dearborn Academy
19310 Ford Rd
ZIP: 48128
(313) 982-1300
Primary
Total Enrollment 515

Dearborn Private Schools

Kindercare Learning Center
3381 Greenfield Rd
ZIP: 48120
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Dearborn Christian School
21360 Donaldson St
ZIP: 48124
Elementary
Total Enrollment 53
Emmanuel Lutheran School
22425 Morley Ave
ZIP: 48124
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
Guardian Lutheran School
24544 Cherry Hill St
ZIP: 48124
Elementary
Total Enrollment 180
Sacred Heart School
22513 Garrison St
ZIP: 48124
Elementary
Total Enrollment 183
Univ Of Michigan Dearborn Ecec
18501 Rotunda Dr
ZIP: 48124
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Divine Child Elementary School
25111 Herbert Weier Dr)
ZIP: 48128
Elementary
Total Enrollment 608
Divine Child High School
1001 N Silvery Ln
ZIP: 48128
Secondary
Total Enrollment 843
Muslim American Youth Academy
19500 Ford Rd
ZIP: 48128
Elementary
Total Enrollment 242
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Edison's Menlo Park glass house ca. 1930

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Edison's Menlo Park glass house ca. 1930

Old Clinton Inn (period 1832) ca. 1930

Type of old American town hall ca. 1930

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