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Overview

Introduction to Flat Rock, Michigan

Flat Rock, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 10 miles S of Taylor, Michigan and 20 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan.

Flat Rock History

The city of Flat Rock was founded by Michael Vreeland sometime between 1811 and 1820. The town was initially named the Village of Vreeland, since the Vreeland family owned 800 acres of land in the area. They gave up control of the land in 1838, and Flat Rock was incorporated as a village in 1923 and again as a city in 1965.

Flat Rock and nearby Attractions

  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Children's Museum
  • Oakwoods Metropark
  • Lower Huron Metropolitan Park
  • Eastern Market
  • Alpine Valley

Things To Do In Flat Rock

Popular museums near Flat Rock include the Dearborn Historical Museum, the Lincoln Park Historical Museum and the Monroe County Historical Museum. Historic sites nearby are Historic Fort Wayne, the Fox Theater Building and Pewabic Pottery. Huroc Park and Community Park are the local parks. Community Park offers an ice skating rink, playgrounds, tennis courts, a museum and a library. Huroc Park is a popular spot for picnics and fishing.

Flat Rock Transportation

Flights are available from Bishop International Airport.

Flat Rock Higher Education

Colleges nearby include the College for Creative Studies, Eastern Michigan University and Henry Ford Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,889
Male Share of the Population50.7%
Female Share of the Population49.3%
Senior Citizens10.9%
Employed Population 16+4,284
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married54.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.9%
Median Earnings25+$45,195
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,000

Wealth

Median Family Income$76,481
% Above Poverty Level91.1%
% Below Poverty Level8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone23%
Median Gross Rent$769
Median House Value$131,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.7%
Irish13.5%
English10.8%
Polish9.9%
Italian8.9%
French Except Basque3.8%
Hungarian3.5%
Scottish2.2%
Swedish2%
Greek2%
Canadian1.2%
Arab1.1%
Lebanese0.9%
Russian0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Finnish0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Czech0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Macedonian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
German0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Flat Rock Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes48134
Phone Area Codes734
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.1
Approximate Longitude-83.27

Flat Rock Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance9.7 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
StationMONROE
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp17 to 31 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp64 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches
StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance25.8 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
Carleton2,364$73,021
Gibraltar4,536$74,239
Rockwood3,197$73,935
South Rockwood1,845$74,211
Trenton18,392$78,100
Woodhaven12,565$73,510

Flat Rock Public Libraries

Flat Rock Public Library
25200 GIBRALTAR ROAD
Flat Rock, Michigan
(734) 782-2430

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Flat Rock Public Schools

Ethel C. Bobcean Elem. School
28300 Evergreen St
ZIP: 48134
(734) 535-6900
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Flat Rock Airport Virtual Academy
25600 Seneca St
ZIP: 48134
(734) 535-6600
High
Total Enrollment 36
Flat Rock Community High School
25600 Seneca St
ZIP: 48134
(734) 535-6600
High
Total Enrollment 587
John M. Barnes Elem. School
24925 Meadows Ave
ZIP: 48134
(734) 535-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Summit Academy
30100 Olmstead Rd
ZIP: 48134
(734) 379-6810
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
Thomas Simpson Middle School
24900 Meadows Ave
ZIP: 48134
(734) 535-6700
Middle
Total Enrollment 431
Wegienka Elementary School
23925 Arsenal Rd
ZIP: 48134
(734) 783-3367
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
Woodhaven High School
24787 Van Horn Rd
ZIP: 48134
(734) 783-3333
High
Total Enrollment 1152
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Historic Flat Rock

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Escanaba River at Flat Rocks sic. between 1880 and 1899

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Escanaba River at Flat Rocks sic. between 1880 and 1899

Escanaba River (Flat Rocks) ca. 1898

Escanaba River at Flat Rocks between 1880 and 1899

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