Woodhaven, Michigan

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Woodhaven, Michigan
City
Location in Wayne County and the state of Michigan
Location in Wayne County and the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°7′57″N 83°14′12″W / 42.13250°N 83.23667°W / 42.13250; -83.23667
Country United States
State Michigan
County Wayne
Government
 • Mayor Patricia Odette
Area[1]
 • 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)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 12,875
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 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
Area code(s) 734
FIPS code 26-88380[4]
GNIS feature ID 1616746[5]

Woodhaven is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,875.[6] It is part of a collection of 18 suburban communities known as Downriver.

History[edit]

Woodhaven was initially incorporated as a village in 1961, and was named after Woodhaven, a village in the borough of Queens, New York City. It was later incorporated as a city on December 7, 1965.

Woodhaven remains well known as home to the Ford Stamping Plant.

Geography[edit]

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.[1]

The city is bounded to the north and west by Brownstown Township, to the southwest by Flat Rock, to the south by Brownstown, and to the east by Trenton. 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.

Government[edit]

The 2009 mayoral election was between city administrator David Flaten, who was endorsed by longtime outgoing mayor Karen Mazo, and councilwoman Patty Odette, who had endorsements from The News-Herald(a Downriver newspaper) and labor unions.[7] Odette won by nearly a 2-1 margin(1,475-751) on Tuesday, November 3, 2009.[8] In an unusual show of support, during the swearing in ceremony for Odette, 20 Woodhaven police officers attended.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 12,530
2010 12,875 2.8%

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] 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.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] 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.

Ford's Woodhaven Stamping Plant

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.

Education[edit]

The Woodhaven-Brownstown School District serves most of Woodhaven. Woodhaven High School is in Brownstown Township.

A portion of Woodhaven is in the Gibraltar School District.[10][11]

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Coordinates: 42°08′20″N 83°14′30″W / 42.13889°N 83.24167°W / 42.13889; -83.24167