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Overview

Introduction to Walled Lake, Michigan

Walled Lake, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 6 miles NW of Farmington Hills, Michigan (center to center) and 26 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan.

Walled Lake History

Native Americans of the Potawatomi and Algonguian tribes originally settled this region. Walter Hewitt, the first white settler, arrived in 1825, and built a log cabin. He was followed by several other families. Bela Armstrong, and Cornelius Austin, veterans of the War of 1812, came in 1826. Pentice and King established a trading post in 1830, and named it "white rock." Eliphat Hungerford planted the community's first apple orchard in 1831. During the mid-1830s, a highway that was built caused the community to expand and in 1836, the village of Walled Lake was platted by Jesse Tuttle. According to tradition, the name "Walled Lake" was given by Walter Hewitt, probably due to the presence of a stone wall along the western bank of the area's lake.

Walled Lake and Nearby Attractions

  • Dearborn Historical Museum
  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Bald Mountain Recreation Area
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Cranbrook Art Museum

Things To Do In Walled Lake

Numerous museums and historic sites are near Walled Lake including the Lincoln Park Historical Museum, Motorsports Hall of Fame, Ferndale Historical Museum, Cranbrook, Historic Fort Wayne, and Fair Lane. Troy Museum & Historic Village, another place of historic importance, includes a log cabin, a schoolhouse, a general store, and a print shop. Various recreational activities like fishing, swimming, boating, canoeing, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, and camping, can be enjoyed at the Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area, Proud Lake State Recreation Area, Kensington Metropark, and Highland State Recreation Area. Another popular place to visit is the Detroit Zoo.

Walled Lake Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Oakland County International Airport.

Walled Lake Higher Education

Madonna University, Oakland Community College, Lawrence Technological University, and University of Michigan are some of the nearby colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,174
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+3,903
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married37%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.3%
Median Earnings25+$39,246
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,474
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,957

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,643
% Above Poverty Level91.8%
% Below Poverty Level8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone41.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,007
Median House Value$129,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.9%
German19.8%
Irish14.9%
English11.7%
Polish10.2%
Italian8.5%
Dutch3.9%
Scottish3.3%
French Except Basque2.9%
Canadian2.8%
Russian2.8%
Albanian2.4%
Arab2.3%
Finnish1.6%
Welsh1.3%
Ukrainian1.3%
Czech1.1%
Norwegian0.9%
Romanian0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Iraqi0.8%
Hungarian0.6%
US/American0.5%
Bulgarian0.4%
African0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Greek0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Serbian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Walled Lake Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oakland County
Standard Zip Codes48390
P.O. Box Zip Codes48391
Phone Area Codes248
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.53
Approximate Longitude-83.47

Walled Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip29.2 inches
StationDEARBORN
Distance19.8 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
StationANN ARBOR UNIV OF MICH
Distance20.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Farmington Hills81,235$102,439
Milford6,449$103,200
Northville5,998$125,147
Novi58,835$111,377
Wixom13,777$78,625
Wolverine Lake4,483$94,866

Walled Lake Public Libraries

Walled Lake City Library
1499 EAST WEST MAPLE ROAD
Walled Lake, Michigan
(248) 624-3772

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Walled Lake Public Schools

Mary Helen Guest Elementary School
1655 Decker Rd
ZIP: 48390
(248) 956-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Walled Lake Community Education Center
615 North Pontiac Trl
ZIP: 48390
(248) 956-5030
Other
Total Enrollment 41
Walled Lake Elementary School
1055 West West Maple Rd
ZIP: 48390
(248) 956-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 419

Walled Lake Private Schools

St William School
135 Oflaherty St
ZIP: 48390
Elementary
Total Enrollment 190
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