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Overview

Introduction to Melvindale, Michigan

Melvindale, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 2 miles S of Dearborn, Michigan and 7 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan. It is part of the surrounding Detroit metro area.

Melvindale History

Hubert Champaign, Edward Pepper, and Lewis Allen are believed to be the first European settlers in the region. The three men settled here in 1819. Melvindale was incorporated as a village on September 9, 1924 and re-incorporated as a city on February 6, 1933.

Melvindale and nearby Attractions

  • Fair Lane
  • Fox Theater Building
  • Lower Huron Metropolitan Park
  • Maybury State Park
  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Pewabic Pottery

Things To Do In Melvindale

There are many interesting tourist attractions situated close to the city. You can visit the historical sites and museums to learn more about the background of the city. Melvindale also has many popular parks for entertainment and relaxation.

Melvindale Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

Melvindale Higher Education

Some of the universities and colleges situated close to the city are Davenport University-Eastern Region-Dearborn, Wayne State University, Marygrove College and Wayne County Community College District.

People

Total Population 10,510
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,630
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 39.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.4%
Median Earnings25+ $27,940
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,472
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,619

Wealth

Median Family Income $34,917
% Above Poverty Level 72.9%
% Below Poverty Level 27.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.3%
Median Gross Rent $792
Median House Value $54,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.3%
US/American 0.3%
English 4.4%
Irish 8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Melvindale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles S of Dearborn, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 7 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 48122
Phone Area Codes 313
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.282
Longitude -83.175

Melvindale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station DEARBORN
Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Station DETROIT METRO AP
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Station DETROIT CITY AP
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allen Park 27,676 $75,445
Dearborn 96,069 $55,183
Ecorse 9,338 $34,844
Lincoln Park 37,362 $50,671
River Rouge 7,673 $27,641
Taylor 62,021 $48,464

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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MELVINDALE HIGH SCHOOL
18656 PROSPECT STREET
313-389-3320
Serves 748 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21

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