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Overview

Introduction to Ecorse, Michigan

Ecorse, Michigan is 5 miles S of Dearborn, Michigan and 7 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan. It is in Wayne county. The city is part of the Detroit metro area.

Ecorse History

The history of Ecorse dates back to the 18th century. The early French settlers named the city "River Aux Echorches," which meant "The River of the Barks." The city was so named because Indians used to gather by a small stream here to strip bark for building canoes. White settlements grew in the area between 1784 and 1797. Initially, the River Aux Echorches was incorporated as the Ecorse village. Ecorse was officially incorporated as a city on September 19, 1941.

Ecorse and nearby Attractions

  • Fox Theater Building
  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Detroit Historical Museum
  • Ecorse Rowing Club
  • Detroit Science Center
  • Ecorse Park

Things To Do In Ecorse

The city of Ecorse is near some popular historic destinations like the Fox Theater Building and the Historic Fort Wayne. The Detroit Institute of Arts, the Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum and the Dearborn Historical Museum are other places of interest nearby. The Children's Museum and the Ecorse Park are ideal places to take children to. The city itself has a few beautiful marinas, like the Rivers Edge Marina

Ecorse Transportation

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is nearby.

Ecorse Higher Education

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

Demographics

People

Total Population9,270
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+2,611
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married25.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.2%
Median Earnings25+$24,707
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,338
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,203

Wealth

Median Family Income$36,899
% Above Poverty Level66.4%
% Below Poverty Level33.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone37.1%
Median Gross Rent$734
Median House Value$39,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)60.4%
German7%
Irish6.7%
Italian4.5%
Polish4.5%
African3.4%
English3%
French Except Basque1.7%
Hungarian1.5%
Dutch1.3%
Greek0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Scottish0.4%
Arab0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Moroccan0.3%
Ethiopian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Maltese0.1%
Czech0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Ecorse Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes48229
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.25
Approximate Longitude-83.14

Ecorse 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
Distance6.7 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
Distance9.6 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
Distance13.1 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
Lincoln Park37,155$51,549
Melvindale10,437$44,928
River Rouge7,609$27,697
Southgate29,355$63,108
Wyandotte25,225$68,280

Ecorse Public Libraries

Ecorse Public Library
4184 WEST JEFFERSON
Ecorse, Michigan
(313) 389-2030

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Ecorse Public Schools

Downriver Diploma And Job Skills Academy
27225 W Outer Dr
ZIP: 48229
(313) 712-5146
Downriver Virtual Academy
27225 W Outer Dr
ZIP: 48229
(313) 294-4750
Other
Total Enrollment 42
Dr. Charles Drew Academy
50 West Josephine St
ZIP: 48229
(313) 383-7501
Ecorse Community High School
27385 West Outer Dr
ZIP: 48229
(313) 294-4700
High
Total Enrollment 343
Grandport Elementary Academy
4536 6th St
ZIP: 48229
(313) 294-4720
Middle
Total Enrollment 367
Ralph J. Bunche Academy
503 Hyacinthe St
ZIP: 48229
(313) 294-4710
Primary
Total Enrollment 277
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Historic Ecorse

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Engine (Great Lakes Engineering Works) between 1900 and 1910

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Engine (Great Lakes Engineering Works) between 1900 and 1910

S.S. William G. Mather (after the launch) 1905

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