River Rouge, Michigan

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River Rouge, Michigan
City
City hall
City hall
Location in Wayne County and the state of Michigan
Location in Wayne County and the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°16′17″N 83°8′5″W / 42.27139°N 83.13472°W / 42.27139; -83.13472
Country United States
State Michigan
County Wayne
Incorporated (village) 1899
Incorporated (city) 1922
Government
 • Mayor Michael D. Bowdler
Area[1]
 • Total 3.24 sq mi (8.39 km2)
 • Land 2.65 sq mi (6.86 km2)
 • Water 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
Elevation 584 ft (178 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 7,903
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 7,762
 • Density 2,982.3/sq mi (1,151.5/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48218
Area code(s) 313
FIPS code 26-68760[4]
GNIS feature ID 0635965[5]
Website http://www.cityofriverrouge.com

River Rouge is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan and an industrial Downriver suburb of Detroit. The population was 7,903 at the 2010 census. It is named after the River Rouge (or Rouge River from the French "rouge" meaning red), which flows along the city's northern border and into the Detroit River. The city includes the heavily industrialized Zug Island at the mouth of the River Rouge.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.24 square miles (8.39 km2), of which 2.65 square miles (6.86 km2) is land and 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2) is water.[1] Of the land area, 0.93 mi square mile (2.4 km²) consists of Zug Island.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 1,748
1910 4,163 138.2%
1920 9,822 135.9%
1930 17,314 76.3%
1940 17,008 −1.8%
1950 20,549 20.8%
1960 18,147 −11.7%
1970 15,947 −12.1%
1980 12,912 −19.0%
1990 11,314 −12.4%
2000 9,917 −12.3%
2010 7,903 −20.3%

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 7,903 people, 2,897 households, and 1,885 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,982.3 inhabitants per square mile (1,151.5/km2). There were 3,731 housing units at an average density of 1,407.9 per square mile (543.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 39.4% White, 50.5% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 4.2% from other races, and 5.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.2% of the population.

There were 2,897 households of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 25.1% were married couples living together, 32.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.9% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.37.

The median age in the city was 33 years. 29.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.4% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 9,917 people, 3,640 households, and 2,504 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,713.9 per square mile (1,434.1/km²). There were 4,080 housing units at an average density of 1,528.0 per square mile (590.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 52.58% White, 42.01% African American, 0.78% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.63% from other races, and 2.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.96% of the population.

There were 3,640 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.4% were married couples living together, 30.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.2% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,214, and the median income for a family was $33,875. Males had a median income of $35,613 versus $24,391 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,728. About 19.1% of families and 22.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.6% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.

Community resources[edit]

A number of community resources exist in River Rouge. These include the Senior Center, Teen Center, Beechwood Center, the Walter White Community Center, and the River Rouge Public Library.

Education[edit]

River Rouge School District serves River Rouge. Schools include Ann Visger Elementary School, Clarence B. Sabbath Elementary/Middle School, and River Rouge High School.

Gallery[edit]

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, River Rouge has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Climate Summary for River Rouge, Michigan

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°16′24″N 83°08′04″W / 42.27333°N 83.13444°W / 42.27333; -83.13444