Woodhaven, Michigan facts for kids
Allen Road looking north from West Road in May 2015.
Location in Wayne County and the state of Michigan
|• Total||6.45 sq mi (16.71 km2)|
|• Land||6.39 sq mi (16.55 km2)|
|• Water||0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)|
|Elevation||604 ft (184 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||12,701|
|• Density||2,014.9/sq mi (778.0/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP code||48183, 48134|
|GNIS feature ID||1616746|
Woodhaven remains well known as home to the Ford Stamping Plant.
Allen and West Roads becomes a retail hub
The development of what is now the city's main retail area, centered on the intersection of Allen and West Roads, began with the 1971 opening of Kmart, two gas stations had already existed. By 1974, Long John Silver's and Pizza Hut had opened. A strip mall anchored by Kroger, along with a Dunkin' Donuts, had joined in by the end of the 1970s. Meijer opened in 1990, followed by Target in 1994 and Sears Hardware by the end of the 1990s. In the late 1990s, the Mobil Oil Refinery and canning site at the intersection was torn down and cleaned up. Between 2001 and 2005, it was replaced by Woodhaven Village Square, which includes Walmart, The Home Depot, Applebee's, and PetSmart.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.45 square miles (16.71 km2), of which 6.39 square miles (16.55 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water.
- North (Brownstown Twp) - King Rd
- West (Brownstown Twp) - half-mile east of Telegraph Rd and half-mile west of Hall Rd
- South (Brownstown Twp) - Vreeland Rd
- East (Trenton) - half-mile east of Allen Rd; Reeck Rd between Van Horn and Vreeland
Woodhaven has two ZIP codes. One (48183) covers the majority of the city, as well as Trenton and portions of Brownstown Township. The other zip code (48134) includes a small portion of the southwest corner of Woodhaven and is shared with Flat Rock.
- King Rd - minor east-west road that is primarily a two lane road
- West Rd - major east-west road that many businesses are located on, as well as the municipal complex and Woodhaven's only exit on I-75. It is primarily a five lane road, except east of I-75 where it is eight lanes (three traffic lanes with two left turn lanes).
- Van Horn Rd - minor east-west road that is primarily a two lane road
- Vreeland Rd - minor east-west road that is primarily a two lane road
- Allen Rd - major north-south road that a majority of Woodhaven's businesses are located on. It is primarily a five lane road, except between Van Horn and Vreeland where it is two lanes
- Hall Rd - minor north-south residential street that is primarily a divided boulevard, except north of West Rd.
- Gudith Rd - minor north-south residential street
As of the census of 2010, there were 12,875 people, 5,159 households, and 3,535 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,014.9 inhabitants per square mile (778.0/km2). There were 5,508 housing units at an average density of 862.0 per square mile (332.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.9% White, 5.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.3% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.5% of the population.
There were 5,159 households of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.5% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.00.
The median age in the city was 40.3 years. 22.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 31.4% were from 45 to 64; and 11.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 12,530 people, 4,708 households, and 3,436 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,936.6 per square mile (747.7/km²). There were 4,850 housing units at an average density of 749.6 per square mile (289.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.22% White, 2.33% African American, 0.49% Native American, 1.64% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.84% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.46% of the population.
There were 4,708 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the city, the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $64,954, and the median income for a family was $75,813. Males had a median income of $52,584 versus $32,742 for females. The per capita income for the city was $27,759. About 1.5% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.
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