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Overview

Introduction to Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Dearborn Heights, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 11 miles W of Detroit, Michigan The city is in the Detroit area.

Dearborn Heights History

The city of Dearborn Heights was incorporated from the two discontinuous sections of Dearborn Township and a quarter-mile linking strip of land from the village of Inkster. The inhabitants approved the city's incorporation during an election held on June 20, 1960.

Dearborn Heights and nearby Attractions

  • Henry Ford Museum
  • Ford Rouge Factory
  • Greenfield Village
  • Detroit Lions Inc
  • Westland City Sports Arena
  • Southgate Arena

Things To Do In Dearborn Heights

There are various tourist attractions located both close to and within the city of Dearborn Heights. You can plan a sightseeing trip to visit all the interesting tourist spots like Detroit Zoo, Henry Ford Museum or the Greenfield Village. The city also offers a vibrant nightlife with various restaurants and bars.

Dearborn Heights Transportation

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County is the nearest major airport.

Dearborn Heights Higher Education

The Academy of Animal Arts and the Sally Esser Beauty School-Garden are situated in Dearborn Heights. Students seeking higher education can also enroll in the nearby Henry Ford Community College or the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

People

Total Population 56,656
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 21,938
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 47.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.4%
Median Earnings25+ $33,013
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,951
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,407

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,119
% Above Poverty Level 79.9%
% Below Poverty Level 20.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.1%
Median Gross Rent $954
Median House Value $82,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.1%
US/American 0.7%
English 4.3%
Irish 8.7%

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

Dearborn Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 11 miles W of Detroit, Michigan
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 48125, 48127
Phone Area Codes 313
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.336
Longitude -83.273

Dearborn Heights 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 DEARBORN
Distance 2.5 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
Station DETROIT METRO AP
Distance 7.8 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 14.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allen Park 27,676 $75,445
Dearborn 96,069 $55,183
Garden City 27,161 $60,063
Inkster 24,897 $36,613
Livonia 95,312 $84,375
Melvindale 10,510 $34,917

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

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Dearborn Heights High Schools

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CRESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
1501 N. BEECH DALY ROAD
313-278-0900
A Magnet School.
Serves 1,075 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.8

ROBICHAUD JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL
3601 JANET STREET
313-565-8850
Serves 1,045 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.3

STAR INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY (1-12)
24425 HASS
313-724-8990
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 864 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

ANNAPOLIS HIGH SCHOOL
4650 CLIPPERT STREET
313-278-9870
Serves 838 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.4

ACADEMY FOR BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY
26104 ETON AVENUE
313-299-1550
A Charter School.
Serves 531 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.4

CLARA B. FORD SCHOOL
20651 W. WARREN STREET
313-271-8346
A Non-traditional School
Serves 152 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8

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