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Overview

Introduction to River Rouge, Michigan

River Rouge, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 4 miles SE of Dearborn, Michigan (center to center) and 6 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan.

River Rouge History

River Rouge is located on the Detroit and Rouge Rivers. Wayne County, which was the first county formed during the formation of the Northwest Territories, was named after "Mad Anthony Wayne," an American General. Officially incorporated in 1796, the boundaries of Wayne County stretched from the mouth of the Cuyahoga River in the east to Fort Wayne in the west.

River Rouge and Nearby Attractions

  • City Hall Coney Island
  • Kensington Metropark
  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Detroit Science Center
  • Proud Lake State Recreation Area
  • Detroit Historical Museum

Things To Do In River Rouge

River Rouge has several park including Lower Huron Metropolitan Park and Maybury State Park. Lower Huron Metropolitan Park has a golf course, tennis and basketball court, water slide, camping, hiking, and picnicking areas. Those interested in films can visit the Walk-in Movies for a unique experience. The Detroit Historical Museum and Fort Wayne are frequently visited by those interested in history. Other historical sites nearby include Fox Theater Building and Pewabic Pottery.

River Rouge Transportation

Flights are available from Detroit City Airport.

River Rouge Higher Education

Colleges near River Rouge include Wayne State University, Marygrove College, the University of Detroit Mercy, and Henry Ford Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,609
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens11.4%
Employed Population 16+2,418
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married27.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher7.6%
Median Earnings25+$24,909
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,453
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,468

Wealth

Median Family Income$27,697
% Above Poverty Level59%
% Below Poverty Level41%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation5%

Housing

People Living Alone27.1%
Median Gross Rent$723
Median House Value$35,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)66.7%
Irish8.2%
German6.4%
Polish3.9%
English2.7%
French Except Basque2.6%
Canadian2.1%
African1.9%
Italian1.7%
Greek0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Swedish0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Russian0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Arab0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Scottish0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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River Rouge Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes48218
Phone Area Codes313
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.27
Approximate Longitude-83.13

River Rouge 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
Distance5.9 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
Distance10.6 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
Distance11.1 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 Park27,519$79,904
Dearborn95,520$55,694
Ecorse9,270$36,899
Lincoln Park37,155$51,549
Melvindale10,437$44,928
Wyandotte25,225$68,280

River Rouge Public Libraries

River Rouge Public Library
221 BURKE STREET
River Rouge, Michigan
(313) 843-2040

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River Rouge Public Schools

Ann Visger K-5 Preparatory Academy
11121 West Jefferson Ave
ZIP: 48218
(313) 297-9648
Primary
Total Enrollment 614
Cb Sabbath 6-8 Preparatory Academy
340 Frazier
ZIP: 48218
(313) 297-9654
Middle
Total Enrollment 278
River Rouge High School
1460 W. Coolidge Hwy.
ZIP: 48218
(313) 297-9600
High
Total Enrollment 594
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