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Overview

Introduction to Wixom, Michigan

Wixom, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 8 miles W of Farmington Hills, Michigan and 28 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. It is part of the surrounding Detroit metro area.

Wixom History

The settlement in the city of Wixom dates back to the 1830s. The development of the region began in the early 1870s when the Holly, Wayne and Monroe Railroad were constructed through the area. Willard Wixom purchased land on either side of the railroad near the Novi and Commerce Township border. The building of a railroad depot in the area made Wixom a popular destination. It was officially incorporated in the 1950s.

Wixom and nearby Attractions

  • Lyon Oaks Park
  • Lyon Oaks Nature Center
  • Wixom Parks & Recreation
  • Motor Sports Museum & Hall
  • Kensington Metropark
  • Novi City Treasurer

Things To Do In Wixom

Set out on a sightseeing tour with your family members or friends and visit the various attractions in and around the city. Among these are the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Nichols Arboretum, and Cranbrook House. Hickory Hill Golf Course is a great place for golf enthusiasts. The city also offers many parks and open spaces for you to relax.

Wixom Transportation

Oakland County International is the closest international airport providing air transportation to the people of Wixom.

Wixom Higher Education

The colleges situated close to the city are Schoolcraft College, Madonna University and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

People

Total Population 13,690
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 6.7%
Employed Population 16+ 7,732
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 47.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $79,728
% Above Poverty Level 84.6%
% Below Poverty Level 15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.3%
Median Gross Rent $644
Median House Value $191,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.9%
US/American 0.8%
English 11.1%
Irish 12.4%

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

Wixom Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of Farmington Hills, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Oakland
Standard Zip Codes 48393
Phone Area Codes 248
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.524
Longitude -83.536

Wixom 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 MILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 29.2 inches
Station ANN ARBOR UNIV OF MICH
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches
Station DETROIT METRO AP
Distance 22.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Milford 6,390 $104,100
Northville 5,990 $115,877
Novi 57,577 $108,982
South Lyon 11,616 $92,736

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

Wixom Public Libraries

Library
Wixom Public Library
49015 PONTIAC TRAIL
Wixom, Michigan
(248) 624-2512
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