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Overview

Introduction to Wyandotte, Michigan

Wyandotte, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 6 miles E of Taylor, Michigan and 9 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is conveniently located inside the Detroit metropolitan area.

Wyandotte History

Wyandotte was initially a village for the Native American tribe, Wyandot. In fact, the community received its name from this tribe. At this time, it was a part of the Huron nation. After the Native Americans left the region, John Biddle was the first white settler to come to Wyandotte. A master plan for the city was laid out by John Van Alstyne in the late 1850s, and in 1867, Wyandotte was officially incorporated as a city. The Eureka Iron Works played a major role in the establishment and development of the city.

Wyandotte and nearby Attractions

  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Dearborn Historical Museum
  • Wyandotte National Wildlife Refuge
  • Libra Marina
  • Seaway Boat Club
  • Ricks Cove

Things To Do In Wyandotte

The city of Wyandotte is ideally suited for museum lovers. From here one can visit a number of historical sites and museums nearby, including the Fox Theater Building, the Historic Fort Wayne, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Dearborn Historical Museum, the Detroit Science Center and the Museum of African American History. The city itself has picturesque marinas and coves like the Libra Marina and Ricks Cove. The Bishop Park, the Wyandotte National Wildlife Refuge and the Pulaski Park offer amusement facilities for both adults and children.

Wyandotte Transportation

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is nearby.

Wyandotte Higher Education

For higher education, students can enroll at the Wayne State University, the Marygrove College, the University of Detroit Mercy and the Wayne County Community College District.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,225
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+12,107
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married46%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.8%
Median Earnings25+$37,513
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,624
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,198

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,280
% Above Poverty Level89.6%
% Below Poverty Level10.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone36.7%
Median Gross Rent$750
Median House Value$86,200

Ancestry

Polish22.1%
Irish15.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.1%
English9.4%
Italian9.1%
French Except Basque6.1%
Canadian3.5%
Hungarian3.3%
Scottish2.2%
Greek1.6%
Russian1.4%
Dutch1.2%
Swedish1%
Slovak0.7%
Finnish0.7%
Czech0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Ukrainian0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Maltese0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Ugandan0.2%
Croatian0.2%
African0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
German0.1%
Australian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Wyandotte Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes48192, 48193
Phone Area Codes734
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.21
Approximate Longitude-83.15

Wyandotte Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDEARBORN
Distance8.3 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
StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance9.5 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
Distance15 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Allen Park27,519$79,904
Ecorse9,270$36,899
Lincoln Park37,155$51,549
River Rouge7,609$27,697
Riverview12,208$61,661
Southgate29,355$63,108

Wyandotte Public Libraries

Bacon Memorial District Library
45 VINEWOOD STREET
Wyandotte, Michigan
(734) 246-8357

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Wyandotte Hospitals

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
(Non-profit)
2333 Biddle Ave

Wyandotte Public Schools

Garfield Elementary School
340 Superior Blvd
ZIP: 48192
(734) 759-5500
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
Jefferson Elementary School
1515 15th St
ZIP: 48192
(734) 759-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
Jo Brighton Skills Center
4460 18th St
ZIP: 48192
(734) 759-6300
Other
Total Enrollment 134
Madison School
4460 - 18th Street
ZIP: 48192
(734) 759-6400
Other
Total Enrollment 132
Monroe Elementary School
1501 Grove St
ZIP: 48192
(734) 759-5800
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
Roosevelt High School
540 Eureka
ZIP: 48192
(734) 759-5010
High
Total Enrollment 1382
The Lincoln Center
891 Goddard
ZIP: 48192
(734) 759-5900
Other
Total Enrollment 188
Washington Elementary School
1440 Superior Blvd
ZIP: 48192
(734) 759-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
Woodrow Wilson School
1275 15th St
ZIP: 48192
(734) 759-5300
Middle
Total Enrollment 979
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Historic Wyandotte

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S.S. E.H. Utley. 1910

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S.S. E.H. Utley. 1910

Str. Rochester (the launch) 1910

Launching party (Str. Rochester) 1910

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