Riverview, Michigan

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This article is about the city in Wayne County. For the unincorporated community in Newaygo County, see Riverview, Newaygo County, Michigan.
Riverview, Michigan
City
Northbound lanes of Fort Street at Sibley Road during mid-late 2000s
Northbound lanes of Fort Street at Sibley Road during mid-late 2000s
Location in Wayne County and the state of Michigan
Location in Wayne County and the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°10′30″N 83°11′18″W / 42.17500°N 83.18833°W / 42.17500; -83.18833Coordinates: 42°10′30″N 83°11′18″W / 42.17500°N 83.18833°W / 42.17500; -83.18833
Country United States
State Michigan
County Wayne
Government
 • Mayor Tim Durand
Area[1]
 • Total 4.48 sq mi (11.60 km2)
 • Land 4.39 sq mi (11.37 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
Elevation 600 ft (183 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 12,486
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 12,314
 • Density 2,844.2/sq mi (1,098.2/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48193
Area code(s) 734
FIPS code 26-68880[4]
GNIS feature ID 0636018[5]

Riverview is a city in Wayne County, Michigan. The population was 12,486 at the time of the 2010 census.[6]

Riverview is a suburb of Downriver and is located along the shore of the Detroit River. Riverview was incorporated as a village in 1922 and became a city in 1959.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.48 square miles (11.60 km2), of which 4.39 square miles (11.37 km2) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) is water.[1]

Roads & Transportation[edit]

Main Roads[edit]

  • Pennsylvania Road - an important east-west road on the north side of the city that also forms the boundary between Riverview and Southgate, as well as Wyandotte. It is two lanes east of Fort Street and five lanes west of Fort Street.
  • Sibley Road - an important east-west road in the city that many municipal buildings and parks are located off of. It is two lanes throughout the city.
  • King Road - an east-west road on the south side of the city that also forms the boundary between Riverview and Trenton. It is two lanes for a majority of its length.
  • Fort Street (M-85) - an important north-south road in the center of the city that a majority of the city's businesses and restaurants are located on. It also serves as the boundary between Riverview and Trenton between King and Sibley roads. It is a six lane divided highway north of Sibley and a four-lane divided highway with a forest in the median south of Sibley.

Other Notable Roads[edit]

  • Quarry Road - a north-south residential street on the east side of the city.
  • Grange Road - a north-south residential street on the west side of the city.

History[edit]

In 1950 Riverview only stretched as far west as the western end of Trenton's two northern boundaries. The rest of what is today Riverview was still part of the unincorporated Monguagon Township at that point.[7] In the 1950s and 1960s, during the Cold War, the Department of Defense (through the United States Army) operated Nike missile launch site D-54 on the site of what is now Young Patriot's Park. The IFC (integrated fire control) site was on the site of what is now Rivergate Nursing Home and Terrace.[8] A Nike Hercules missile is on display at the former D-54/55 double Nike site. It was placed on display in the park that now occupies the site in July 1980, though this site was never converted from the Nike Ajax missile to the Hercules missile.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 13,272
2010 12,486 −5.9%

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 12,486 people, 5,163 households, and 3,307 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,844.2 inhabitants per square mile (1,098.2/km2). There were 5,520 housing units at an average density of 1,257.4 per square mile (485.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.0% White, 3.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.1% of the population.

There were 5,163 households of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.9% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 45.4 years. 19.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.3% were from 25 to 44; 27.9% were from 45 to 64; and 22.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 13,272 people, 5,352 households, and 3,569 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,012.6 per square mile (1,162.0/km²). There were 5,532 housing units at an average density of 1,255.7 per square mile (484.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.13% White, 2.11% African American, 0.43% Native American, 1.88% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.46% of the population.

Of the 5,352 households, 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.95.

The city's population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% aged 18 to 24, 25.7% aged 25 to 44, 25.0% aged 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $47,623, and the median income for a family was $61,007. Males had a median income of $51,944 versus $31,295 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,460. About 3.0% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Riverview Community School District operates several public schools. There are six schools located in Riverview: Riverview Community High School, Seitz Middle School, Forest Elementary School, Huntington Elementary School, and Memorial Elementary School. There is also a private high school named Gabriel Richard High School, located at Pennsylvania and McCann Street.

Notable people[edit]

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