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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,457
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens11.3%
Employed Population 16+9,454
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married39.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.4%
Median Earnings25+$31,467
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,486
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,000

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,391
% Above Poverty Level80.7%
% Below Poverty Level19.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone29.6%
Median Gross Rent$793
Median House Value$72,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.9%
German11.5%
Irish9%
Polish6.9%
English4.1%
French Except Basque2.9%
Italian2.2%
African1.6%
Hungarian1.2%
Canadian1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Scottish0.8%
Swedish0.5%
Russian0.4%
Nigerian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Czech0.2%
Sierra Leone0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Slovak0.2%
US/American0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Romulus Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes48174
Phone Area Codes734
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.23
Approximate Longitude-83.39

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)

StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance3.3 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
StationMILAN 4 ESE
Distance15.6 miles
Jan Temp15 to 31 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip30.4 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
Belleville3,896$67,697
Garden City27,009$64,045
Inkster24,738$39,023
Taylor61,716$50,472
Wayne17,143$47,834
Westland82,218$60,168

Romulus Public Libraries

Romulus Public Library
11121 WAYNE ROAD
Romulus, Michigan
(734) 942-7589

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Romulus Public Schools

Barth Elementary School
38207 Barth St
ZIP: 48174
(734) 532-1250
Primary
Total Enrollment 254
Brownstown Middle School
20135 Inkster Rd
ZIP: 48174
(734) 783-3400
Middle
Total Enrollment 789
Community Middle/community High School
9650 Wayne Rd
ZIP: 48174
(734) 532-1402
Hale Creek Elementary School
16200 Harrison
ZIP: 48174
(734) 532-1350
Primary
Total Enrollment 324
Metro Charter Academy
34800 Ecorse Rd
ZIP: 48174
(734) 641-3200
Primary
Total Enrollment 736
Romulus Adult Education Alternative
9650 Wayne Rd
ZIP: 48174
(734) 532-1407
High
Total Enrollment 30
Romulus Early College
9650 Wayne Rd
ZIP: 48174
(734) 532-1610
Romulus Elementary School
32200 Beverly Rd
ZIP: 48174
(734) 532-1450
Primary
Total Enrollment 376
Romulus Middle School
37300 Wick Rd
ZIP: 48174
(734) 532-1700
Middle
Total Enrollment 657
Romulus Senior High School
9650 Wayne Rd
ZIP: 48174
(734) 532-1000
High
Total Enrollment 1000
Wick Elementary School
36900 Wick Rd
ZIP: 48174
(734) 532-1500
Primary
Total Enrollment 329
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