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Overview

Introduction to Woodhaven, Michigan

Woodhaven, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 7 miles S of Taylor, Michigan and 16 miles SW of . The city is conveniently located inside the Detroit metropolitan area.

Woodhaven History

The small parts of the eastern division of Woodhaven were considered urbanized areas by the census in 1950. Woodhaven was incorporated as a village in the year 1961. It was named after Woodhaven, which is a village in the Borough of Queens, New York City. Woodhaven was re-incorporated as a city on December 7, 1965.

Woodhaven and nearby Attractions

  • Trenton Parks & Recreation
  • Trenton Historical Museum
  • Haas Park Building
  • Lake Erie Metropark Golf Course
  • Elizabeth Park
  • Huron-Clinton Metroparks

Things To Do In Woodhaven

The department of parks & recreation of Woodhaven offers a variety of recreation opportunities for the city's people. It offers aerobics, yoga and gymnastics classes for people of all ages. The city also has lovely parks and open spaces where nature lovers can relax.

Woodhaven Transportation

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is close to the city.

Woodhaven Higher Education

The colleges situated nearby are Wayne State University, Marygrove College, Wayne County Community College District and Henry Ford Community College.

People

Total Population 12,645
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 5,997
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 50.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $70,417
% Above Poverty Level 93.5%
% Below Poverty Level 6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 3.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.1%
Median Gross Rent $696
Median House Value $131,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.8%
US/American 0.2%
English 6.7%
Irish 12.2%

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

Woodhaven Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles S of Taylor, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 48183
Phone Area Codes 734
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.138
Longitude -83.241

Woodhaven 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 DETROIT METRO AP
Distance 8 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
Station MONROE
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station DETROIT CITY AP
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Woodhaven, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Brownstown (48183)

Brownstown Township (48183)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Flat Rock 9,879 $69,611
Gibraltar 4,566 $71,875
Riverview 12,266 $60,636
Rockwood 3,227 $64,300
South Rockwood 1,978 $68,971
Trenton 18,522 $75,424

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

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