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Overview

Introduction to Riverview, Michigan

Riverview, Michigan is 6 miles SE of Taylor, Michigan and 12 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan. It is in Wayne county. The city is part of the Detroit metro area.

Riverview History

In 1950, the city that is now called Riverview only extended as far as the west end of Trenton's two northern boundaries. The rest of what today forms Riverview was a part of the unincorporated Monguagon Township at that time. Riverview was officially incorporated as a village in the year 1922. When the area grew, it was incorporated as a city in 1959.

Riverview and nearby Attractions

  • Riverview Recreation
  • Heritage Park
  • Trenton Parks & Recreation
  • Wheelhouse Detroit
  • Elizabeth Park
  • Vreeland Park

Things To Do In Riverview

The city parks are great relaxation places for people of all ages. The recreation departments organize a variety of programs for kids and adults.

Riverview Transportation

The closest major airport to the city is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

Riverview Higher Education

The local city college is Detroit Business Institute-Downriver. Some of the other colleges situated close to the city are Wayne State University, Marygrove College and Wayne County Community College District.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,192
Male Share of the Population43.3%
Female Share of the Population56.7%
Senior Citizens24%
Employed Population 16+5,560
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married44.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.4%
Median Earnings25+$37,642
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,564
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,064

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,253
% Above Poverty Level88.3%
% Below Poverty Level11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone31.4%
Median Gross Rent$748
Median House Value$132,500

Ancestry

German17.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.4%
Irish14.9%
Polish14.3%
Italian11.9%
English8.5%
French Except Basque8.2%
Hungarian3.5%
Scottish2.7%
Canadian2.5%
Finnish1%
Greek0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Danishn0.8%
Slovak0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Belgian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Maltese0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Albanian0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Serbian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Welsh0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Riverview Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes48193, 48192
Phone Area Codes734
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.16
Approximate Longitude-83.21

Riverview Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance8.9 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
Distance18.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationMONROE
Distance21.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 31 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp64 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ecorse9,321$32,763
Lincoln Park37,028$53,524
Southgate29,291$65,744
Trenton18,392$78,100
Woodhaven12,565$73,510
Wyandotte25,175$72,922

Riverview Public Libraries

Riverview Public Library
14300 SIBLEY ROAD
Riverview, Michigan
(734) 283-1250

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Riverview Public Schools

Forest Elementary School
19400 Hampton St
ZIP: 48193
(734) 479-2550
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Huntington Elementary School
17752 Kennebec St
ZIP: 48193
(734) 283-4820
Primary
Total Enrollment 316
Memorial Elementary School
13425 Colvin St
ZIP: 48193
(734) 285-4080
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Riverview Community High School
12431 Longsdorf St
ZIP: 48193
(734) 285-7361
High
Total Enrollment 932
Seitz Middle School
17800 Kennebec St
ZIP: 48193
(734) 285-2043
Middle
Total Enrollment 633

Riverview Private Schools

Gabriel Richard Catholic High School
15325 Pennsylvania Rd
ZIP: 48193
Secondary
Total Enrollment 334
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