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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 Population10,510
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+3,630
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married39.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher8.4%
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 Level72.9%
% Below Poverty Level27.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone38.3%
Median Gross Rent$792
Median House Value$54,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.3%
US/American0.3%
English4.4%
Irish8%

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

Melvindale Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 2 miles S of Dearborn, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City7 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan
CountyWayne
Standard Zip Codes48122
Phone Area Codes313
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.282
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)

StationDEARBORN
Distance3.8 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
Distance8.8 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
Distance12.1 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
Allen Park27,676$75,445
Dearborn96,069$55,183
Ecorse9,338$34,844
Lincoln Park37,362$50,671
River Rouge7,673$27,641
Taylor62,021$48,464

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

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Melvindale High Schools

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

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