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Overview

Introduction to Livonia, Michigan

Livonia is a Michigan city located in Wayne County and situated about 20 miles northwest of Detroit. It is considered part of the Detroit metropolitan area. The city's location offers easy east-west access via Interstate I-96 and north-south transit via Interstate I-275. Other major thoroughfares fan out in all directions from the city, including Michigan State Highways 5, 14, and 39.

Although originally inhabited by Potowatami Indians, the area that is now Livonia was settled by pioneers from New England and New York who were attracted by its rich soil and abundant harvests. The name "Livonia," which is also the name of towns in New York State and Pennsylvania State, was probably named after a region of the Baltic Sea comprising present day Estonia and Latvia. Livonia Township was officially established in 1835 and existed during its first century as primarily a dairy and farming region. Agriculture gave way to commerce and industry in 1948, when the General Motors Corporation built an automatic transmission plant and Ford Motor Company soon followed with a parts depot. In 1950, the Township became incorporated as the City of Livonia. Major local employers today include Ford Motor Company, General Motors, United Parcel Services and St. Mary Mercy Hospital.

Things to See and Do in Livonia

Livonia offers a wide array of historic, cultural, and recreational attractions. The past is preserved and showcased at Greenmead Historical Village and the Wilson Barn. Greenmead, a 103-acre farm/museum, features some of Livonia’s original buildings dating back to the 1850s and is also the site of special events including the annual Fine Arts Festival and Arts and Crafts Festival. Wilson Barn is also the venue for several events throughout the year, including holiday programs, flower sales, and an antique car show. Performance arts are celebrated and embraced in Livonia. The Livonia Symphony Orchestra offers a full concert series and special performances which include Broadway and movie musicals. The Livonia Civic Chorus is another prominent group which stages various performances throughout the city, including an annual spring musical. Each year the people of Livonia celebrate the founding of the city with a week-long birthday party known as Spree. The June event features food, amusement rides, music, fireworks and various attractions for the whole family.

Major league sports are less than 30 minutes away in the city of Detroit. Professional teams calling Detroit their home include the following:

  • Hockey: Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
  • Baseball: Detroit Tigers (MLB)
  • Football: Detroit Lions (NFL)
  • Basketball: Detroit Pistons (NBA)
  • Women's Basketball: Detroit Shock (WNBA)

Demographics

People

Total Population94,849
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens18.4%
Employed Population 16+46,796
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married54.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.3%
Median Earnings25+$43,951
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,356
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,893

Wealth

Median Family Income$86,130
% Above Poverty Level94.4%
% Below Poverty Level5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone27.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,004
Median House Value$162,000

Ancestry

German20.1%
Polish16.3%
Irish14%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14%
English9.7%
Italian8.6%
French Except Basque4.2%
Scottish3.6%
Arab2.4%
Canadian2.3%
Hungarian1.8%
Greek1.3%
Dutch1.3%
Swedish1.2%
Finnish1.1%
Norwegian1%
Lebanese0.9%
Maltese0.9%
Russian0.8%
Romanian0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Albanian0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
Czech0.5%
US/American0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Syrian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
African0.2%
Jordanian0.2%
Bulgarian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
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Livonia Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes48150, 48152, 48154
P.O. Box Zip Codes48151, 48153
Phone Area Codes313,734, 248
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.37
Approximate Longitude-83.38

Livonia 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
Distance7.1 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
Distance9.4 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
Distance18.2 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
Inkster24,738$39,023
Plymouth8,956$103,438

Livonia Public Libraries

Livonia Public Library
32777 FIVE MILE ROAD
Livonia, Michigan
(734) 466-2491

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Livonia Hospitals

St Mary Mercy Hospital
(Non-profit)
36475 Five Mile Road
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Livonia Public Schools

Advanced Technology-livonia Campus
19499 Victor Parkway
(313) 625-4700
High
Japanese American School Of South East Michigan
9101 Hillcrest
(734) 266-0611
Primary
Total Enrollment 28
Mckinley School
9101 Hillcrest St
(734) 744-2180
High
Total Enrollment 8
Botsford Elementary School
19515 Lathers St
(248) 919-0402
Primary
Total Enrollment 375
Grant Elementary School
9300 Hubbard St
(734) 744-2720
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Kennedy Elementary School
14201 Hubbard St
(734) 744-2745
Primary
Total Enrollment 344
Clarenceville High School
20155 Middlebelt Rd
(248) 919-0408
High
Total Enrollment 612
Grandview Elementary School
19814 Louise St
(248) 919-0404
Primary
Total Enrollment 436
Jackson Center
32025 Lyndon St
(734) 744-2813
Primary
Total Enrollment 60
Livonia Career Technical Center
8985 Newburgh Rd
(734) 744-2816
Coolidge Elementary School
30500 Curtis Rd
(734) 744-2705
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
Emerson Middle School
29100 West Chicago St
(734) 744-2665
Middle
Total Enrollment 805
Garfield Elementary School
10218 Arthur St
(734) 744-2715
Primary
Total Enrollment 331
Cass Elementary School
34633 Munger St
(734) 744-2695
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
Buchanan Elementary School
16400 Hubbard St
(734) 744-2690
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Riley Upper Elementary School
15555 Henry Ruff St
(734) 744-2680
Middle
Total Enrollment 790
Roosevelt Elementary School
30200 Lyndon St
(734) 744-2775
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
Webster Elementary School
32401 Pembroke St
(734) 774-2795
Primary
Total Enrollment 259
Cleveland Elementary School
28030 Cathedral St
(734) 744-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
Churchill High School
8900 Newburgh Rd
(734) 744-2650
High
Total Enrollment 1877
Stevenson High School
33500 6 Mile Rd
(734) 744-2660
High
Total Enrollment 2004
Holmes Middle School
16200 Newburgh Rd
(734) 744-2675
Middle
Total Enrollment 792
Frost Middle School
14041 Stark Rd
(734) 744-2670
Middle
Total Enrollment 844
Universal Learning Academy
28015 Joy Rd
(313) 724-8060
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
Clarenceville Middle School
20210 Middlebelt Rd
(248) 919-0406
Middle
Total Enrollment 418
American Montessori Academy
14800 Middlebelt Rd
(734) 525-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 260
N.w. Wayne Trainable Center
32401 Pembroke St
(734) 744-2795
Other
Total Enrollment 67
Perrinville Early Childhood Center
28201 Lyndon St
(734) 744-2765
Rosedale Elementary
36651 Ann Arbor Trl
(734) 744-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 283
Franklin High School
31000 Joy Rd
(734) 744-2655
High
Total Enrollment 1800
Hoover Elementary School
15900 Levan Rd
(734) 744-2730
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Randolph Elementary School
14470 Norman St
(734) 744-2770
Primary
Total Enrollment 312

Livonia Private Schools

Brookfield Academy - Livonia
38945 Ann Arbor Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Livonia Little Tots Day Nursery
36900 Mallory St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Building Blocks Preschool
30000 5 Mile Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Ladywood High School
14680 Newburgh Rd
Secondary
Total Enrollment 316
St Paul's Lutheran School
17810 Farmington Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 104
Peace Evangelical Lutheran School
9415 Merriman Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 95
St Edith Elementary School
15089 Newburgh Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 218
St Michael School
11311 Hubbard
Elementary
Total Enrollment 801
St Genevieve Elementary School
28933 Jamison St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 184
Schoolcraft College Children's Center
18600 Haggerty Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Livonia Montessori Center
32765 Lyndon St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
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