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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,733
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens7.6%
Employed Population 16+7,797
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married48.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.8%
Median Earnings25+$40,290
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,978
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,484

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,969
% Above Poverty Level85.7%
% Below Poverty Level14.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone37.9%
Median Gross Rent$664
Median House Value$205,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.3%
Irish13.6%
Polish12.2%
English11.2%
Italian6.5%
French Except Basque3.6%
Scottish2.9%
Dutch2.8%
Canadian2.5%
Finnish2%
Russian1.5%
Norwegian1.2%
Bulgarian1.1%
Hungarian0.9%
Arab0.8%
Jamaican0.7%
West Indian0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Greek0.7%
Belgian0.7%
Nigerian0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Welsh0.6%
African0.6%
Croatian0.5%
Albanian0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Maltese0.3%
US/American0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Iranian0.1%
German0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Wixom Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oakland County
Standard Zip Codes48393
Phone Area Codes248
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.52
Approximate Longitude-83.53

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)

StationMILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance8.5 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
StationANN ARBOR UNIV OF MICH
Distance18.1 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
StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance22.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Milford6,434$100,395
Northville5,986$120,069
Novi58,233$109,678
South Lyon11,672$98,309
Walled Lake7,102$63,021
Wolverine Lake4,410$88,750

Wixom Public Libraries

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

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Wixom Public Schools

Loon Lake Elementary School
2151 Loon Lake Rd
ZIP: 48393
(248) 956-4000
Primary
Total Enrollment 516
Oakland Opportunity Academy
1000 Beck Road
ZIP: 48393
(248) 209-2025
High
Total Enrollment 192
Sarah G. Banks Middle School
1760 Charms Rd
ZIP: 48393
(248) 956-2200
Middle
Total Enrollment 849
W-a-y Oakland
1000 Beck Rd
ZIP: 48393
(248) 209-2037
Wixom Elementary School
301 North Wixom Rd
ZIP: 48393
(248) 956-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
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