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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,266
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens12.4%
Employed Population 16+6,116
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married60.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.3%
Median Earnings25+$51,882
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,826

Wealth

Median Family Income$93,524
% Above Poverty Level94.1%
% Below Poverty Level5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone24.4%
Median Gross Rent$686
Median House Value$191,000

Ancestry

German31.3%
Polish18.1%
Irish17.8%
Italian11.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.5%
English7.9%
French Except Basque4.1%
Scottish2.9%
Macedonian2.2%
Dutch1.9%
Belgian1.7%
Ukrainian1.6%
Hungarian1.4%
Austrian1.2%
Canadian1.2%
Greek1%
Arab0.9%
Romanian0.9%
Slovak0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Lebanese0.7%
Albanian0.5%
Finnish0.3%
Russian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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New Baltimore Almanac

CategoryValue
County Macomb County
Standard Zip Codes48047, 48051
Phone Area Codes586
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.68
Approximate Longitude-82.73

New Baltimore Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMOUNT CLEMENS ANG BASE
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp43 to 60 F
Annual Precip32.2 inches
StationGROSSE POINTE FARMS
Distance20.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip33.9 inches
StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance23.6 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
Algonac4,047$63,438
Fraser14,620$74,364
Mount Clemens16,390$49,916
New Haven4,686$61,802
Richmond5,844$72,000

New Baltimore Public Libraries

Macdonald Public Library
36480 MAIN STREET
New Baltimore, Michigan
(586) 725-0273

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New Baltimore Public Schools

Anchor Bay Middle School North
52805 Ashley Dr
ZIP: 48047
(586) 725-7373
Middle
Total Enrollment 960
Ashley Elementary School
52347 Ashley St
ZIP: 48047
(586) 725-2801
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Compass Pointe
51518 Industrial Dr Ste H
ZIP: 48047
(586) 725-2205
Other
Total Enrollment 100
Lighthouse Elementary School
51880 Washington St
ZIP: 48047
(586) 725-6404
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
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Historic New Baltimore

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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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