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Overview

Introduction to Romulus, Michigan

Romulus, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 6 miles W of Taylor, Michigan and 19 miles W of Detroit, Michigan. The city is part of the Detroit metropolitan statistical area.

Romulus History

Samuel Polyne, a French-Canadian, was the first white settler to arrive in Romulus in 1826. The community was named after the city of Romulus in New York. On March 19, 1845, the area’s name was changed to "Wayne," but it was renamed Romulus on January 16, 1848. In 1970, Romulus was officially incorporated as a city.

Romulus and nearby Attractions

  • Samuel Kingsley Home
  • Fox Theater Building
  • Dearborn Historical Museum
  • Ball Road Tabernacle
  • McClaughrey Drain
  • Detroit Zoo

Things To Do In Romulus

The Samuel Kingsley Home is one of the most important historic locations in Romulus. It has an underground cellar where Samuel L. Kingsley hid slaves during the underground railroad period. Travelers can also visit the Historic Fort Wayne, the Fox Theater Building, the Dearborn Historical Museum and the Detroit Institute of Arts. The Dossin Great Lakes Museum and the Museum of African American History are also in the area. The Eastern Market, with its shops and farmers stalls, is another popular tourist haunt.

Romulus Transportation

The Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is close by.

Romulus Higher Education

Institutes near Romulus offering higher educational opportunities are the Madonna University, the Henry Ford Community College, the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and Davenport University.

People

Total Population 23,557
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 10.4%
Employed Population 16+ 9,300
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 38.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,338
% Above Poverty Level 79.5%
% Below Poverty Level 20.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.4%
Median Gross Rent $796
Median House Value $69,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 46.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.9%
Irish 10%

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

Romulus Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles W of Taylor, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles W of Detroit, Michigan
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 48174
Phone Area Codes 734
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.222
Longitude -83.396

Romulus Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station DETROIT METRO AP
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Station MILAN 4 ESE
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 30.4 inches
Station MONROE
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Brownstown (48174)

Brownstown Township (48174)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belleville 3,919 $58,068
Garden City 27,161 $60,063
Inkster 24,897 $36,613
Taylor 62,021 $48,464

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

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Romulus High Schools

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ROMULUS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
9650 S. WAYNE ROAD
734-532-1000
Serves 1,138 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

MICHIGAN AUTOMOTIVE ACADEMY (9-12)
28675 NORTHLINE ROAD
734-955-9755
A Charter School.
Serves 489 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 32.6

SUMMIT ACADEMY NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
18601 MIDDLEBELT
734-955-1730
A Charter School.
Serves 347 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.3

COMMUNITY MIDDLE/COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
39000 SUPERIOR
734-532-1950
A Non-traditional School
A Magnet School.
Serves 245 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.3

SUMMIT ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL
18601 MIDDLEBELT
734-955-1730
A Charter School.
Serves 53 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

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