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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,432
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens11%
Employed Population 16+3,655
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married41.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.9%
Median Earnings25+$32,556
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,033
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,814

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,909
% Above Poverty Level72%
% Below Poverty Level28%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone36.3%
Median Gross Rent$822
Median House Value$60,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41%
Arab16.8%
Irish7.5%
German7.4%
Polish5.8%
French Except Basque4.2%
Italian3.8%
English2.1%
Hungarian1.8%
Russian1.1%
Scottish1%
Lebanese1%
Canadian0.8%
Romanian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Danishn0.5%
African0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
US/American0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Albanian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
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Melvindale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes48122
Phone Area Codes313
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.28
Approximate Longitude-83.17

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 Park27,406$81,664
Dearborn95,295$56,743
Ecorse9,321$32,763
Lincoln Park37,028$53,524
River Rouge7,559$30,489
Taylor61,648$52,213

Melvindale Public Libraries

Melvindale Public Library
18650 ALLEN ROAD
Melvindale, Michigan
(313) 429-1090

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Melvindale Public Schools

Academy For Business And Technology High School
19625 Wood St
ZIP: 48122
(313) 382-3422
Other
Total Enrollment 338
Allendale Elementary School
3201 Oakwood Blvd
ZIP: 48122
(313) 389-4664
Primary
Total Enrollment 844
Julian O. Strong Middle School
3303 Oakwood Blvd
ZIP: 48122
(313) 389-3330
Middle
Total Enrollment 724
Melvindale High School
18656 Prospect St
ZIP: 48122
(313) 389-3320
High
Total Enrollment 834
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