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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 Population94,708
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens19.3%
Employed Population 16+47,386
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married55.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.5%
Median Earnings25+$45,433
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,513
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,744

Wealth

Median Family Income$90,122
% Above Poverty Level94.6%
% Below Poverty Level5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone26.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,031
Median House Value$170,500

Ancestry

German19.5%
Polish16.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14%
Irish13.4%
English9.5%
Italian8.3%
French Except Basque4.2%
Scottish3.8%
Arab2.4%
Canadian2.2%
Hungarian1.9%
Greek1.5%
Swedish1.3%
Dutch1.1%
Finnish1.1%
Maltese0.9%
Russian0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Albanian0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
Lebanese0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Romanian0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
African0.5%
Belgian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Austrian0.4%
US/American0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Croatian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Jordanian0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Bulgarian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Livonia Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes48152, 48150, 48154
P.O. Box Zip Codes48151, 48153
Phone Area Codes734, 24, 83, 13
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.39
Approximate Longitude-83.37

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 Heights56,201$55,461
Garden City26,889$67,413
Inkster24,670$43,125
Plymouth9,005$111,375
Wayne17,090$50,087
Westland82,172$61,110

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

Livonia Public Schools

Churchill High School
8900 Newburgh Rd
ZIP: 48150
(734) 744-2650
High
Total Enrollment 1636
Cleveland Elementary School
28030 Cathedral St
ZIP: 48150
(734) 744-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Emerson Middle School
29100 West Chicago St
ZIP: 48150
(734) 744-2665
Middle
Total Enrollment 741
Franklin High School
31000 Joy Rd
ZIP: 48150
(734) 744-2655
High
Total Enrollment 1640
Garfield Elementary School
10218 Arthur St
ZIP: 48150
(734) 744-2715
Primary
Total Enrollment 317
Grant Elementary School
9300 Hubbard St
ZIP: 48150
(734) 744-2720
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Mckinley School
9101 Hillcrest St.
ZIP: 48150
(734) 744-2180
High
Rosedale Elementary
36651 Ann Arbor Trl
ZIP: 48150
(734) 744-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 254
Botsford Elementary School
19515 Lathers St
ZIP: 48152
(248) 919-0402
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Clarenceville High School
20155 Middlebelt Rd
ZIP: 48152
(248) 919-0408
High
Total Enrollment 579
Clarenceville Middle School
20210 Middlebelt Rd
ZIP: 48152
(248) 919-0406
Middle
Total Enrollment 422
Coolidge Elementary School
30500 Curtis Rd
ZIP: 48152
(734) 744-2705
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Grand River Academy
28111 8 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48152
(313) 595-6936
Primary
Total Enrollment 426
Grandview Elementary School
19814 Louise St
ZIP: 48152
(248) 919-0404
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
Hinoki International School
36611 Curtis Rd
ZIP: 48152
(734) 422-5931
N.w. Wayne Trainable Center
32401 Pembroke St
ZIP: 48152
(734) 744-2795
Other
Total Enrollment 51
Niji-iro Japanese Immersion Elementary School
36611 Curtis Rd
ZIP: 48152
(734) 744-2500
Primary
Total Enrollment 121
Stevenson High School
33500 6 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48152
(734) 744-2660
High
Total Enrollment 1842
Webster Elementary School
32401 Pembroke St
ZIP: 48152
(734) 774-2795
Primary
Total Enrollment 282
American Montessori Academy
14800 Middlebelt Rd
ZIP: 48154
(734) 525-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 248
Branch Line School
16360 Hubbard St
ZIP: 48154
(734) 335-0663
Primary
Total Enrollment 91
Buchanan Elementary School
16400 Hubbard St
ZIP: 48154
(734) 744-2690
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
Cass Elementary School
34633 Munger St
ZIP: 48154
(734) 744-2695
Primary
Total Enrollment 300
Frost Middle School
14041 Stark Rd
ZIP: 48154
(734) 744-2670
Middle
Total Enrollment 715
Holmes Middle School
16200 Newburgh Rd
ZIP: 48154
(734) 744-2675
Middle
Total Enrollment 789
Hoover Elementary School
15900 Levan Rd
ZIP: 48154
(734) 744-2730
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Jackson Center
32025 Lyndon St
ZIP: 48154
(734) 744-2813
Primary
Total Enrollment 64
Kennedy Elementary School
14201 Hubbard St
ZIP: 48154
(734) 744-2745
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
Randolph Elementary School
14470 Norman St
ZIP: 48154
(734) 744-2770
Primary
Total Enrollment 258
Riley Upper Elementary School
15555 Henry Ruff St
ZIP: 48154
(734) 744-2680
Middle
Total Enrollment 746
Roosevelt Elementary School
30200 Lyndon St
ZIP: 48154
(734) 744-2775
Primary
Total Enrollment 355

Livonia Private Schools

Brookfield Academy - Livonia
38945 Ann Arbor Rd
ZIP: 48150
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Peace Evangelical Lutheran School
9415 Merriman Rd
ZIP: 48150
Elementary
Total Enrollment 95
St Michael School
11311 Hubbard
ZIP: 48150
Elementary
Total Enrollment 801
Schoolcraft College Children's Center
18600 Haggerty Rd
ZIP: 48152
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
St Paul's Lutheran School
17810 Farmington Rd
ZIP: 48152
Elementary
Total Enrollment 104
Building Blocks Preschool
30000 5 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48154
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Ladywood High School
14680 Newburgh Rd
ZIP: 48154
Secondary
Total Enrollment 316
Livonia Little Tots Day Nursery
36900 Mallory St
ZIP: 48154
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Livonia Montessori Center
32765 Lyndon St
ZIP: 48154
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
St Edith Elementary School
15089 Newburgh Rd
ZIP: 48154
Elementary
Total Enrollment 218
St Genevieve Elementary School
28933 Jamison St
ZIP: 48154
Elementary
Total Enrollment 184
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