Woodhaven, Michigan

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Woodhaven, Michigan
City
Allen Road looking north from West Road in May 2015.
Allen Road looking north from West Road in May 2015.
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 suburb in southern Wayne County, 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]

Land[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]

Boundaries[edit]

  • 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.

Main Roads[edit]

  • 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

Development[edit]

Woodhaven has experienced rapid growth in the 1990s and 2000s and still continues to grow today. The intersection of Allen and West Rd is where a majority of the city's businesses are located, and was once a quieter intersection with only a Kmart, Kroger, Dunkin Donuts, Long John Silver's, Pizza Hut, a hotel, an industrial site, and two gas stations. Businesses that were built in the 90s were Meijer, Target, Sear's, and a fitness place. In the 2000s, the industrial site at the intersection was torn down and cleaned up. It was soon replaced by Woodhaven Village Square, which consists of Walmart, The Home Depot, Applebee's, PetSmart, and many more businesses.

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.
1970 3,566
1980 10,902 205.7%
1990 11,631 6.7%
2000 12,530 7.7%
2010 12,875 2.8%
Est. 2014 12,594 [10] −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

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.[12][13]

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. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Woodhaven city, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved September 8, 2011. 
  7. ^ http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2009/11/03/opinion/doc4ae749fcb002b060667810.txt Our picks for Downriver mayors
  8. ^ http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2010/01/12/news/doc4b4cde899b203349437530.txt Political landscape drastically changes
  9. ^ http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2009/12/05/news/doc4b1aa4f25b3e1398276289.txt New mayor appoints city administrator, interim police chief
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Gibraltar District Map" (Archive). Gibraltar School District. Retrieved on June 15, 2014.
  13. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Wayne County, MI" (DC10SD_C26163_001.pdf) (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on June 15, 2014.

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