Introduction to New Baltimore, Michigan

New Baltimore, Michigan, in Macomb county, is 14 miles NE of St. Clair Shores, Michigan (center to center) and 28 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan.

New Baltimore History

Numerous French hunters and fur trappers settled in the area in 1796. They gradually established farms along the waterfront and rivers but the community was not officially established until 1845. Alfred Ashley, a Mount Clemens businessman, platted 60 acres which came to be known as the village of "Ashley." On September 20, 1851, a post office was established with the name "Ashleyville" and in 1867, the community was renamed "New Baltimore." Due to its easy access to the waterfront, the community of New Baltimore had flourishing manufacturing industries. During the late 19th century, tourism emerged as the most significant contributor to the economy.

New Baltimore and Nearby Attractions

  • Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
  • Fox Theater Building
  • Algonac State Park
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Lakeside Beach

Things To Do In New Baltimore

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, the historic estate of automotive pioneer Henry Ford's child Edsel Ford, is located near New Baltimore. The city also offers easy access to the Fox Theater Building, Fair Lane, Historic Fort Wayne, and Pewabic Pottery. Algonac State Park, and Stony Creek Metropark are popular parks where visitors can enjoy various recreational activities such as fishing, boating, picnicking, and hiking. Detroit Zoo, and Eastern Market are other popular attractions. The residents of New Baltimore also host the Bay Rama Fishfly Festival during June every year.

New Baltimore Transportation

Oakland County International Airport is the closest major airport.

New Baltimore Higher Education

Colleges close to New Baltimore are St. Clair County Community College, Macomb Community College, University of Phoenix, and Oakland University.


Total Population 12,212
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 11.8%
Employed Population 16+ 6,065
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 61.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $91,320
% Above Poverty Level 94.1%
% Below Poverty Level 5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 0.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 25.2%
Median Gross Rent $690
Median House Value $174,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.7%
US/American 0%
English 6.1%
Irish 18%

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

New Baltimore Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles NE of St. Clair Shores, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan
County Macomb
Standard Zip Codes 48047, 48051
Phone Area Codes 586
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.681
Longitude -82.736

New Baltimore Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 43 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
Distance 23.6 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, New Baltimore, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Chesterfield (48047, 48051)

Chesterfield Township (48047, 48051)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Algonac 4,063 $54,896
Fraser 14,582 $71,337
Mount Clemens 16,381 $47,407
New Haven 4,679 $57,083
Richmond 5,825 $60,547

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

New Baltimore Public Libraries

Macdonald Public Library
36480 MAIN
New Baltimore, Michigan
(586) 725-0273
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Student/teacher ratio: 38.7

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The Firs (family cow) between 1901 and 1910

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The Firs (family cow) between 1901 and 1910

The Firs (under the firs) between 1901 and 1910

The Firs (under the firs) between 1901 and 1910

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