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Overview

Introduction to Inkster, Michigan

Inkster, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 3 miles SW of Dearborn Heights, Michigan and 13 miles W of Detroit, Michigan. The city is in the Detroit area.

Inkster History

The area now referred to as Inkster was first settled by Europeans in 1825. In December 1857, a post office was established here under the name of "Moulin Rouge." Both the area and the post office were renamed Inkster in honor of Robert Inkster, who managed a steam sawmill in the region during the early 1860s. The place was initially incorporated as a village in 1926. However, in 1964, the village was reincorporated as a city.

Inkster and nearby Attractions

  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Fox Theater Building
  • Dearborn Historical Museum
  • Museum of African American History
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Eastern Market

Things To Do In Inkster

The city of Inkster offers easy access to a number of historical sites, like the Fox Theater Building, the Historic Fort Wayne, Cranbrook and Fair Lane. Travelers can take a tour of the nearby museums including the Dearborn Historical Museum, the Museum of African American History, the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Plymouth Historical Museum. Apart from this, one can also visit the Detroit Zoo and the Eastern Market.

Inkster Transportation

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County is the nearest major airport.

Inkster Higher Education

The city of Inkster offers higher educational opportunities at the Henry Ford Community College, the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Davenport University and Madonna University.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,738
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens12.3%
Employed Population 16+8,900
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married27%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.7%
Median Earnings25+$25,842
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,800
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,551

Wealth

Median Family Income$39,023
% Above Poverty Level66.4%
% Below Poverty Level33.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone35.7%
Median Gross Rent$757
Median House Value$45,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)71.5%
Arab2.8%
Irish2.6%
Polish2.1%
African1.9%
English1.7%
Italian1.3%
French Except Basque1.2%
Lebanese1.1%
Canadian0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Afghan)0.4%
Iraqi0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Russian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
German0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Inkster Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes48141
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.29
Approximate Longitude-83.31

Inkster 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
Distance4.2 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
Distance4.4 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
Distance17.5 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
Dearborn Heights56,329$52,497
Garden City27,009$64,045
Livonia94,849$86,130
Taylor61,716$50,472
Wayne17,143$47,834
Westland82,218$60,168

Inkster Public Libraries

Leanna Hicks Public Library Of Inkster
2005 INKSTER ROAD
Inkster, Michigan
(313) 563-2822

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Inkster Public Schools

Burger Development Center
28865 Carlysle St
ZIP: 48141
(734) 729-1830
Other
Total Enrollment 230
Daly School
25824 Michigan Ave
ZIP: 48141
(313) 565-0016
Primary
Total Enrollment 211
David Hicks School
100 Helen St
ZIP: 48141
(734) 419-2660
Primary
Total Enrollment 438
Gaudior Academy
27100 Avondale St
ZIP: 48141
(313) 792-9444
Primary
Total Enrollment 129
Tomlinson Middle School
25912 Annapolis St
ZIP: 48141
(313) 565-3391
Middle
Total Enrollment 221
Westwood Cyber High School
25824 Michigan Ave
ZIP: 48141
(313) 565-0288
High
Total Enrollment 419

Inkster Private Schools

Peterson-warren Academy
4000 Sylvia St
ZIP: 48141
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 130
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