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Overview

Introduction to Southgate, Michigan

Southgate, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 4 miles SE of Taylor, Michigan and 11 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is conveniently located inside the Detroit metropolitan area.

Southgate History

Southgate was originally a part of the Ecorse Township. It was officially incorporated as a city in October of 1958. It was the last city in the Ecorse Township to be incorporated. According to local guides, this area was the entrance to the Detroit Metro area, and was hence named the "South Gate."

Southgate and nearby Attractions

  • Fox Theater Building
  • Dearborn Historical Museum
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Grace Church
  • Hall's Billiards
  • Howard Park

Things To Do In Southgate

The city of Southgate is near many historical sites, like the Fox Theater Building, the Historic Fort Wayne and the Pewabic Pottery. The museums nearby include the Detroit Historical Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, and the Dearborn Historical Museum. The Detroit Zoo and the Children's Museum are very popular among kids.

Southgate Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

Southgate Higher Education

Southgate has a number of institutes where students can enroll for higher education, including Wayne State University, the Marygrove College, the Wayne County Community College District, the University of Detroit and Davenport University.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,355
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens18%
Employed Population 16+13,964
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married43.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17%
Median Earnings25+$37,300
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,948
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,320

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,108
% Above Poverty Level88.2%
% Below Poverty Level11.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone34.6%
Median Gross Rent$814
Median House Value$87,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25%
Irish14.6%
Polish13.6%
English9.1%
Italian7.7%
French Except Basque5.2%
Hungarian3.9%
Scottish2.7%
Canadian2.3%
Greek1.8%
Dutch1.5%
Arab1.5%
African1.1%
Romanian1.1%
Maltese0.8%
Czech0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Lebanese0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Russian0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Brazilian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
German0.1%
US/American0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Southgate Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes48195
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.2
Approximate Longitude-83.2

Southgate 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
Distance7.3 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
StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance16.3 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
Distance23.1 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
Allen Park27,519$79,904
Ecorse9,270$36,899
Lincoln Park37,155$51,549
Riverview12,208$61,661
Taylor61,716$50,472

Southgate Public Libraries

Southgate Veterans Memorial Library
14680 DIX-TOLEDO ROAD
Southgate, Michigan
(734) 258-3002

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Southgate Public Schools

Allen Elementary School
16500 Mccann St
ZIP: 48195
(734) 246-4644
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
Asher School
14101 Leroy St
ZIP: 48195
(734) 246-4633
High
Total Enrollment 419
Fordline Elementary School
14775 Fordline St
ZIP: 48195
(734) 246-4640
Primary
Total Enrollment 311
Beacon Day Treatment Center
12601 Mccann St
ZIP: 48195
(313) 551-2790
Other
Total Enrollment 167
Grogan Elementary School
13300 Burns St
ZIP: 48195
(734) 246-4642
Primary
Total Enrollment 429
Creative Montessori Academy
15100 Northline Rd
ZIP: 48195
(734) 284-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 770
Davidson Middle School
15800 Trenton Rd
ZIP: 48195
(734) 246-4628
Middle
Total Enrollment 930
North Pointe School
18635 Bowie St
ZIP: 48195
(734) 287-4724
Primary
Sp Ed - Transitions
14685 Northline Rd
ZIP: 48195
(734) 246-4619
High
Total Enrollment 2
Shelters Elementary School
12600 Fordline St
ZIP: 48195
(734) 246-4631
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
Southgate Anderson High School
15475 Leroy St
ZIP: 48195
(734) 246-4611
High
Total Enrollment 1363

Southgate Private Schools

Montessori Center Of Downriver
15575 Northline Rd
ZIP: 48195
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Christ The King Lutheran School
15600 Trenton Rd
ZIP: 48195
Elementary
Total Enrollment 248
St Pius School
14141 Pearl St
ZIP: 48195
Elementary
Total Enrollment 303
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