Overview

Introduction to Highland Park, Michigan

Highland Park, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 5 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is in the Detroit area. There are 16,746 residents in Highland Park.

Highland Park History

During the early 1800s, Highland Park was a small farming community. Augustus B. Woodward, a prominent Detroit judge bought the area in 1818. A post office was established in this area in 1873. It was incorporated in 1889 as the village of Highland Park. In 1918 it was reincorporated as a city. Highland Park was the birthplace of Henry Ford's Model T plant.

Highland Park and nearby Attractions

  • Detroit Historical Museum
  • Motown Historical Museum
  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Eastern Market
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Ferndale Historical Museum

Things To Do In Highland Park

While staying at Highland Park, one can visit many historical sites and museums that lie close to the city. Greektown, one of the most vibrant ethnic districts of Michigan, is nearby. You can even plan a day trip with your family to the Detroit Zoo. In addition, Highland Park offers several cafes, bars and restaurants.

Highland Park Transportation

The nearest airport is Detroit City Airport.

Highland Park Higher Education

Lawrence Technological University, Wayne State University, Marygrove College, Macomb Community College and many other colleges and universities provide facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,915
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens17.7%
Employed Population 16+2,809
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married16.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.3%
Median Earnings25+$22,356
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,238
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,330

Wealth

Median Family Income$26,150
% Above Poverty Level54.1%
% Below Poverty Level45.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation16.1%

Housing

People Living Alone47.1%
Median Gross Rent$580
Median House Value$33,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)82.1%
African2.5%
German1.3%
French Except Basque1%
West Indian0.5%
Irish0.4%
Swedish0.4%
English0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Polish0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Italian0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Highland Park Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyWayne County
Standard Zip Codes48203
Phone Area Codes313
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.4
Approximate Longitude-83.09

Highland 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)

StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance17 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
StationMILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance32.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip29.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Detroit677,155$35,020
Ferndale20,211$81,662
Hamtramck21,941$26,990
Hazel Park16,592$49,436
Madison Heights30,226$61,220
Pleasant Ridge2,389$144,375

Highland Park Public Schools

Ace Academy (sda)
1961 Lincoln St
ZIP: 48203
(313) 868-8368
Other
Total Enrollment 137
Barber Elementary School
45 East Buena Vista St
ZIP: 48203
(313) 957-3005
Primary
Total Enrollment 333
Career Academy/adult Education
Glendale At Second Ave
ZIP: 48203
(313) 957-3007
High
Creative Learning Center - Highland Park
14104 Woodward Ave
ZIP: 48203
(313) 564-8619
High
Total Enrollment 243
George Washington Carver Academy
14510 2nd Ave
ZIP: 48203
(313) 865-6024
George Washington Carver Elementary School
14510 2nd Ave
ZIP: 48203
(313) 865-6024
Primary
Total Enrollment 326
George Washington Carver Middle School
14510 2nd Ave
ZIP: 48203
(313) 865-6024
Middle
Total Enrollment 256
Henry Ford Academy
131 Pilgrim St
ZIP: 48203
(313) 957-3004
Highland Park Community H.s.
131 Pilgrim St
ZIP: 48203
(313) 957-3005
High
Total Enrollment 169
Northpointe Academy
53 Candler St
ZIP: 48203
(313) 868-2916
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